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U.S. Cyber Firms Seek Tech Standards as Russian Hacking Fears Grow

  • Lobbying group said it will push for cybersecurity standards
  • Efforts come amid increased threats to U.S. energy sector

A group of cybersecurity companies that specialize in securing critical infrastructure said Tuesday they’ve formed a lobbying group to push for technological standards among the private sector and government. 

The Operational Technology Cybersecurity Coalition said it will directly work with the U.S. government to share feedback on policy proposals and adopt uniform technological standards for securing places such as pipelines and industrial facilities. Founding members include Claroty Inc., Tenable Holdings Inc., Honeywell International Inc., Nozomi Networks Inc. and Forescout Technologies Inc.