In 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) established the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) to elevate the Department’s energy security responsibilities and safeguard U.S. critical energy infrastructure against growing and evolving cyber and physical threats.

CESER focuses on addressing these threats and engaging partners across industry, government, and academia to secure energy infrastructure against all hazards – manmade or physical -  to reduce the risk of disruptive events; and respond to energy disruptions that could have devastating effects on national security, public health and safety, or the U.S. economy.

Consistent with these priorities, the CESER Blueprint is a guide to support the most compelling energy and cyber challenges facing the sector. The Blueprint lays the foundation for a more strategic discussion of how we can collectively address evolving trends and emerging threats into the future.

Based on inputs and insights from CESER partners, this Blueprint includes emerging threats, evolving trends, existing activities, and insights from our partners. Included within are five high-level goals and core objectives to align strategic investment, present areas of partnership, and measure collective progress into the future.