Friday, November 12, 2010

Elected Official says "likelihood of cyberattack" 100% on the power grid

Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) gave a keynote recently. carried a piece about it.

From their article:

"Clarke boldly proclaimed that “the likelihood of a cyberattack that could bring down our grid is also 100%. Our networks are already being penetrated as we stand here. We are already under attack. We must stop asking ourselves ‘could this happen to us’ and move to a default posture that acknowledges this fact and instead asks ‘what can we do to protect ourselves’?” "

Clarke is on the subcommittee for "Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, Science and Technology".

Clarke called on government and the private sector to work together to solve the issues.

She also noted the GRID Act which gives the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission the authority to require expanded protections.

Source:  "Congresswoman says chance of cyber attack against electric grid is 100%",, November 11, 2010.

1 comment:

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