A new bill would provide funding for security research at the university level into threats to the energy sector.
Attackers are focusing their attention on critical infrastructure operators, and building resilience into those networks is a key to defending them, experts say.
As the federal government contemplates how it approaches operational technology security measures, a "big opportunity" exists as infrastructure is upgraded or replaced.
The ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) group has compromised organizations across the government, financial and food and agriculture sectors since November.
A newly introduced legislative package would require cyber incident reporting for critical infrastructure entities.