Cyber Barrage On Utilities Unlikely To Stir Congress
By Erin Coe (May 23, 2013, 10:44 PM EDT) -- A Tuesday report by two Democratic lawmakers reveals that several U.S. utilities are the target of "constant" cyberattacks, but while the report is aimed at spurring legislation requiring utilities to step up their security systems, lawyers say any potential bill could have a tough time gaining Republican support to pass out of Congress.
The report, issued by U.S. Reps. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Henry Waxman, D-Calif., surveyed more than 100 utilities and found that the electric grid was highly susceptible to attacks from Iran and North Korea, as well as from additional threats such as geomagnetic storms from solar activity....
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