Hackers and the US Power grid

John Teller jsteller at spottydog.us
Thu Nov 8 19:11:06 CST 2012

I've been working on some fault detection sensors for deployment on 
underground residential distribution (URD) systems, and the utilities 
are pretty paranoid about how the boxes are secured.  I'm hoping that 
the days of unsecured SCADA systems are all but gone.


On 11/07/2012 10:09 PM, Andre Kesteloot wrote:
> The National Security Agency says computer hackers are ramping up 
> efforts to take down the U.S. power grid, with a 17-fold increase on 
> attacks to the nation's critical infrastructure in the last two years.
> "They're growing from disruptive to destructive and our country has 
> the bulk of this network," Gen. Keith Alexander, the NSA chief, told 
> the Aspen Security Forum in August. "We're the most vulnerable and we 
> need to do something about it." [Read more: Meyer/WKYC 
> <http://www.wkyc.com/news/article/267320/45/Investigator-Cyber-attack-bigger-threat-than-Sandy>/31October2012] 
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