Will the Cyber Attack Next Time Target the U.S. Grid?

As we speak, the world is reeling from yet-another, virulent cyber attack.  It started in Ukraine and is holding data for ransom and interfering with services across the globe.

What if the target of such cyber malevolence instead were the United States’ electric infrastructure?  Ukraine’s has been blacked-out twice by hackers.  And there is increasing, bipartisan alarm that – given our own reliance on the Internet to monitor and manage electric power distribution in this country, our grid is a sitting duck for computer-inflicted malevolence.

President Trump has made upgrading our infrastructure a priority. He has recruited Rudy Giuliani to help ensure its resilience against cyber attack.  And just last week 19 Democratic senators wrote Mr. Trump demanding cyber-hardening of the grid.

We must secure the grid now, against all hazards – including, but not limited to, computer-delivered ones.

Learn more at SecuretheGrid.com

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.