From natural phenomena to cyberattacks like the massive SolarWinds operation and this year’s attack on the Colonial Gas Pipeline, security experts warn it’s clear that most businesses and key infrastructure like power grids across this country are woefully unprepared to meet such threats.
“They went after our gas and they went after our hot dogs. No one is out of bounds here. Everyone is in play here,” warned Christopher Krebs, former director of cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security.
Lawmakers like Sen. Bob Hall (R-TX) also worry that means hackers could be just a few keystrokes away from turning the lights out in cities around our country.
“We are certainly vulnerable across the board to natural and man-made threats to our electrical grid system that could render it unrepairable in our lifetime,” Hall told CBN News.
Hall said he’s especially concerned about an Electronic Magnetic Pulse or EMP attack against the grid.
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