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US Power Grid in Imminent Danger of Cyber-Attack

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: January 9, 2017 in Industry News

The US Energy Department says the electricity system “faces imminent danger” from cyber-attacks, which are growing more frequent and sophisticated, but grid operators say they are already on top of the problem.

In the department’s Quadrennial Energy Review, it warned that a widespread power outage caused by a cyber-attack could undermine “critical defense infrastructure” as well as much of the economy and place at risk the health and safety of millions of citizens, Bloomberg reported.

 

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