[Watch & Listen] American Power Grid Susceptible To Cyber Attacks

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Not that on one level we all didn’t know this, but take a listen to former NSA Deputy Training Director Col. Cedric Leighton discuss what physical and cyber security is needed to protect the American power grid that does not seem to be forthcoming from Congress.  There is a bill pending that would allow the sharing of malware signatures, but it is stalled and will be very difficult to pass after the revelations made public by Edward Snowden.

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Leighton was responding to testimony on Capitol Hill yesterday when the current National Security Administration Director, Admiral Michael Rogers testified that China and a handful of other countries are advancing in their capabilities to the point that disabling the American power grid via cyberspace is possible.

 

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A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.

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