Skip to comments.A laundry list of power industry incidents to learn from (cyber terror attacks)
Posted on 09/25/2010 12:53:32 PM PDT by SmartInsight
In this seventh article in a series focusing on the need for improved information assurance and cyber situational awareness in the electric power industry, we continue a survey of government and industry consensus about the need for increased security of SCADA systems in the power industry.
Cyberterror Impact, Defense Under Scrutiny
The DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report for Aug. 4, 2004 included the following item summarizing work by Jon Swartz of USA TODAY:
A coordinated cyberattack against the U.S. could topple parts of the Internet, silence communications and commerce, and paralyze federal agencies and businesses, government officials and security experts warn. Such an attack could disrupt millions of dollars in financial transactions, hang up air traffic control systems, deny access to emergency 911 services, shut down water supplies and interrupt power supplies to millions of homes, security experts say.
(Excerpt) Read more at networkworld.com ...
It may well be that all the 'ifs and buts' are going
to kick us all before the end. This is why I recommend
a grain of salt.
Mama always said, "These computers are gonna destroy
all of us!"
A coordinated cyberattack against the U.S. could topple parts of the Internet, silence communications and ...Overblown; notice the weasel word 'could' in there?