Protecting the power grid: TVA beefs up security as cyber threats grow

Within the Tennessee Valley Authority’s new cybersecurity center in the utility’s downtown Chattanooga Office Complex, two dozen IT specialists stare at their computer terminals and scan email messages, twitter feeds and network activity looking to spot any signs of cyber threats.

Beneath a giant wall screen displaying areas of potential concern in TVA’s 7-state region, cyber security experts monitor a portion of the 2 billion activities across TVA’s digital platforms every day. Around the cock, workers monitor electronic messages, both from within TVA and those trying to hack into the utility’s network, looking for any attempt to disrupt communication and power deliver across more than 16,000 miles of TVA transmission lines.


Beneath a giant wall screen displaying areas of potential concern in TVA’s 7-state region, cyber security experts monitor a portion of the 2 billion activities across TVA’s digital platforms every day at the downtown

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