Attacks on Electrical Grid Prompt State Lawmakers to Bolster Security
Multiple attacks on the national electrical grid are prompting state lawmakers to bolster security there.
Policymakers in several U.S. states are looking to improve the security of the electrical grid after a series of attacks at substations in recent months knocked out power for thousands and exposed the system’s vulnerabilities.
At least four states have reported deliberate attacks of vandalism against electrical transmission facilities. The recent attacks in North Carolina, Washington, Oregon, South Carolina, and Nevada have highlighted the vulnerability of the nation’s electrical grid, which security experts have long warned were an easy target for radical domestic terrorists….
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