If a mass power outage were to result from a successful cyberattack on the electric grid, national security and economic stability would be threatened. This is because hospitals, banks, factories, pipelines, financial networks, water systems, telecommunications and military bases would simply not function without electricity.
Policymakers and industry need to work together to identify weaknesses and deploy technologies to prevent malicious attacks from compromising critical infrastructure. Citizens should not have to worry about surviving without electricity due to a successful cyberattack on the grid. I have written a commentary fro Forbes on this subject here.
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