The threat of cyber warfare continues to mount.
James Clapper, U.S. Director of National Intelligence, says, “When it comes to distinct threat areas, our statement this year leads with cyber, and it’s hard to overemphasize its significance.”
The main area of concern? The U.S. power grid.
As Jeffrey Carr, author of Inside Cyber Warfare, says, “There is no way to secure the U.S. power grid. There’s just simply no way to do it. [And] the grid is becoming more vulnerable, not more secure.”
It seems that President Obama is more optimistic. Understanding that a massive power outage affecting millions of Americans would be bad news, he signed an executive order last month seeking better protection of the country’s critical infrastructure.
Here’s hoping he follows through before the lights go out.