Power Grids Are Major Target for Attackers

January 9, 2015

Securing national power grid networks is a full time job, as attacks against infrastructure have increased sharply in recent years in both the U.S. and U.K., and the pace of attacks is expected to continue to increase.

“Our National Grid is coming under cyber-attack not just day-by-day but minute-by-minute,”said James Arbuthnot, a member of the U.K. parliament and former chair of the Defense Select Committee.

“There are, at National Grid, people of very high quality who recognize the risks that these attacks pose, and who are fighting them off, but we can’t expect them to win forever.”



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