November 26, 2018 | Richard Jones
A report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine warned, based upon the interconnectedness of our information networks, that the country’s electricity system and associated infrastructure remains vulnerable to cyberattacks with a significant potential for widespread system outages, despite any agency or company’s best efforts. Further, the technologies driving Grid Modernization, coupled with continuously evolving regulations, make it both difficult and expensive to stay ahead of someone who is not playing by the rules. Hackers are usually ahead of the curve. They are on the cutting edge, exist outside legal frameworks, well organized and well-funded. The report concluded that the federal government needed to work with utilities and other stakeholders to fortify the nation’s power system. Continue reading.