The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association recognized 20 electric cooperatives at its second annual Co-op Cyber Tech Conference in May. Three Colorado electric co-ops were among the group. The co-ops met 10 cybersecurity goals under the national association’s new voluntary program that helps co-ops advance their cybersecurity posture.
In a brief ceremony in May, representatives of co-ops that have attained the cyber goals received a commemorative coin to display at their headquarters to mark the achievement. More than 200 co-ops participate in the Co-op Cyber Goals Program, which launched in January.
“Every co-op has their own journey when it comes to cybersecurity and the solutions they put in place,” said Ryan Newlon, NRECA principal for cybersecurity solutions. “With Co-op Cyber Goals, NRECA is helping co-ops set a baseline covering the basics of cybersecurity. We thank every co-op for their time and proactive efforts to achieve these goals and invite all co-ops to join in helping make our grid and our country safer.”