Senate To Probe Growing Cybersecurity Threats, Is Energy Infrastructure Safe?

Today’s world is full of potential threats as news of cyber-related hacks and crimes have become near non-stop occurrences. While most of the news has concentrated on business, banking and consumer activities, domestic infrastructure may also be a tempting target for some foreign governments, criminals and terrorist groups.

Electrical power flow and conditions are monitored at the Pacific Gas Electric grid control center, Aug. 17, 2017, in Vacaville, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Thursday the full Senate Energy Natural Resources Committee will be holding a hearing to examine how gas and electric gets delivered; the infrastructure available and what needs to be done to increase supply/delivery. The discussion will look at the policy issues for securing power grids from cyber or physical attacks. 

The hearing comes on the heels of a draft memo leaked last month from Department of Energy

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