Markey calls for Congressional Action to protect electric grid from cyberattack.

Posted: April 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

The electric grid’s vulnerability to attack from terrorists and rogue states is one of the greatest threats to our nation’s security,” said Senator Markey. “President Obama has taken a good first step to recommend voluntary measures to protect our critical systems from cyberattack, but Congress must do more. Congress must act to put in place strong, mandatory standards, including providing FERC the authority to issue grid security orders or rules when industry has not adequately addressed known vulnerabilities or threats. Only then will we have girded the electric grid from the cyberattacks that could devastate our banking, health care and defense systems.”

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