The intersection of cybersecurity and energy policy has never been more acute. While the nightmare scenarios of lengthy regional blackouts have not yet hit our shores, a ransomware attack on significant pipeline infrastructure brought the nation’s dependence on privately-owned infrastructure to the forefront. Private entities cannot be expected to mount impenetrable defenses against hostile nation-state actors and entities operating under their protection. But enhanced government collaboration with the private sector can serve to mitigate the quantity and intensity of cyber-based intrusions impacting the components and industrial control systems essential to run our energy systems. This virtual forum will focus on the threats, the lessons-learned, and the rapidly evolving landscape impacting the convergence of our energy industries’ informational and operational technologies.