When @realDonaldTrump passed Executive Order “Securing the United States Bulk-Power System,” he validated the concerns of security experts about @FERC cyber regulations. One expert @CivilDefenseBK just filed an official complaint. Will FERC dismiss it?
The Co-chairmen of the excellent Solarium Commission @SenAngusKing and @RepGallagher suggest a strategy of layered cyber deterrence & @realDonaldTrump just ordered govt/utilities to cut adversaries out of the grid. Yet @Edison_Electric partners with China?https://t.co/QtYGnkH0fB
Iran may have just rehearsed a technique developed by the Soviets: use what appears to be a peaceful satellite launch as a method of conducting an EMP attack against the U.S. homeland. Protecting against EMP is achievable and affordable. Learn more here:
One of our nation's most knowledgeable and experienced patriots just put @FERC on notice that they MUST take a hard look at the current physical security standards for the electric grid. This short letter is a MUST READ for those who care about security! https://t.co/RwEpGFtFBa
For decades the federal govt has wished away the very real threat of a pro-longed blackout. Now the executive branch and congress have set conditions to prompt @fema and the @NationalGuard to work together to prepare. Will the civil servants leading these organizations do it?
The Iranian’s appear to have just rehearsed a decades-old technique developed by the Soviets which would use what appears to be a peaceful satellite launch as a method of conducting an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack against the US homeland, taking down our electric grid, its communications, and every other critical life sustaining infrastructure with it. Thankfully, this week we also learned of a new report by the Foundation for Resilient Societies, who found that it is technically feasible and affordable for us to protect this communications and grid infrastructure from EMP. Learn more here: securethegrid.com/did-iran-just-demonstrate-they-can-take-down-the-united-states/... See MoreSee Less
Michael Mabee is right. An important thing that many people don’t realize: our critical infrastructures - including the electric grid- are dependent on the private sector. If enough of our businesses go down (for any reason) we all go down with them.
one of the most important and dangerous threats to America
Seems like President Trump could use imminent domain laws to force each independent utility to harden their area of transmission lines once and for all. Pay them to do it with tax money so they don't go broke doing it. According to Dr. Peter Pry it can be done for around 4 billion dollars. A drop in the bucket that might literally save America!
Are YOUR state's utility commissioners serving the PUBLIC interest by supporting TRANSPARENCY? Find out by reading this excellent article by US Army Command Sergeant Major (ret.) Michael Mabee It's time ALL 50 states did!!
And the national electrical grid is still completely vulnerable to EMP attack by virtually any terrorist state --- including Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea. An EMP attack will destroy the system and shut down all power, with AT LEAST a 90% death rate for all Americans. Meanwhile, back at the hacienda, our alleged "leaders" have been jerking us off and blowing smoke up our ass --- for decades.
The people need to know about the electric grid. But politicans want to make America into a helpless third World Country. so they are letting it be brought down by our enemies right before our own eyes.
Problemy not, investing in securing the grid isn't exactly HIGH priority #1 for most Power Companies. Don't fix it till it's broke is their mentalities.
After 10+ years worth of grid security legislation DYING in Congress, Retired US Army Command Sergeant Major Michael Mabee makes it clear just why: MONEY TALKS. See how much the industry spent just last year to influence Congress NOT Secure the Grid against threats like EMP. Read it here: michaelmabee.info/money-talks-grid-security-walks/... See MoreSee Less