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.
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