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CYBER-TERRORISM’S THREAT TO THE ELECTRIC GRID

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August 31, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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A cyber-terrorism attack could cripple America’s electric grid, shutting down everything from communications to transportation to law enforcement. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says such an attack could be America’s “next Pearl Harbor.” Are we prepared to protect our power system against a cyber attack?

Anchor Thalia Assuras talks with former CIA Director James Woolsey about the security measures being used to counter the threat and how smart grid technology could make the country more susceptible to attack.

Please check out the full video here.