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Power Plants Have a Big Cyber Security ProblemPower Plants Have a Big Cyber Security Problem

Rob Spiegel

March 31, 2015

4 Min Read
Power Plants Have a Big Cyber Security Problem

The civilized world is bracing for an almost-inevitable cyber terrorism attack. Many analysts expect disruption of online banking, energy, and healthcare to become a pillar of warfare and terrorism. FBI director James Comey voiced these concerns at a Congressional hearing in 2013, saying, "There are no safe neighborhoods. All of us are neighbors online."

But if an attack significant enough to disrupt normal life happens, it will likely hit a utility plant. According to a survey released last October by the Pew Research Center,

nearly two-thirds of technology experts expect a major cyber attack somewhere in the world that will cause significant loss of life or property in the tens of billions of dollars by 2025.


About the Author(s)

Rob Spiegel

Rob Spiegel has served as senior editor at Electronic News and Ecommerce Business, covering the electronics industry and Internet technology. He has served as a contributing editor at Automation World and Supply Chain Management Review. Rob has contributed to Design News for 10 years.

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