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Old 07-08-2019, 11:52 AM
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U.S. Government Makes Surprise Move To Secure Power Grid From Cyberattacks (7/3) – Forbes

The U.S. Government has announced a surprising move to secure power grids by using “retro” technologies. It comes after numerous attempts by foreign actors to launch cyberattacks on so-called critical national infrastructure (CNI). Nations have been trying to secure the industrial control systems that power CNI for years. The challenge lies in the fact that these systems were not built with security in mind, because they were not originally meant to be connected to the internet. It is with this in mind that the U.S. has responded with a new strategy: rather than bringing in new technology and skills, it will use analog and manual technology to isolate the grid's most important control systems. This, the government says, will limit the reach of a catastrophic outage.


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Not saying Trump can take credit for this but he was one of only a few people saying it needed to be done.

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Hell, I will give him credit for it. Well done Mr. President!!!!
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About time. All this was known way before Russia hacked Ukraine's grid. Read Ted Koppel's book Lights Out if you want to learn more. If CNI is connected to the internet, it's vulnerable. Period.
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I posted before it all about the high tension power lines. When and were is any security around them? If the plants make power but cant deliver it what does it matter? Stay safe.
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:27 PM
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I posted before it all about the high tension power lines. When and were is any security around them? If the plants make power but cant deliver it what does it matter? Stay safe.
How many hundred thousand miles of high tension wires are there in the US?
How could anyone provide security for that?
Heck, we can't secure two thousand miles of International Border with Mexico...
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IMO we are more then a day late and a dollar short, While our congress cant find their ass with both hands The countries that hate us have been infiltrating all our grid,s for decade,s JMO
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So, in a nutshell, they are saying they are reverting to the technology used to originally control the grid. Easy and smart choice. The bosses can still have their Internet connection so they can generate their cute little graphs, but it will no long be in complete control..

The bad guys will have to resort to manual attacks on infrastructure, but that can still be quite affective..
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EXCEPT the demtard maggots in the house will have to act on it. The coven of 4 will decide that the bill is racist and discriminated against national trespassers and the effort will die. Or that 20years to get 10% of it completed.
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Thanks all for chiming in! Agreed, now that they "get it", it'll be interesting to see if/how they act on it.

In the meantime, I still plan on preps. 1 is 0, 2 is 1.
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the grid being taken out by a CME or EMP is something i worry about a lot more than a cyber attack. the entire nationwide grid is not connected to a single control and never was.
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Ive never understood why any infrastructure operating systems are tied to the internet. Its just laziness and no foresight by designers.
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