Texas Lawmakers Pass Measure to Protect Electric Grid From Cyber Attacks, Solar Storms

Cyber attacks. A solar storm. Sabotage and terrorist activity. THEHAYRIDE.COM An electromagnetic pulse of some variety. A yet-unthinkable nuclear blast from a rogue international actor. Or even just the Texas weather. The Texas electric delivery grid is vulnerable, but the Texas Legislature is close to taking the first steps to protect it. SB 475 by Sen. Kelly Hancock, which establishes the Texas Electric Grid Security Council, passed the House easily on Tuesday...
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How long can the US keep hackers at bay and the lights on?

The foundation around which the U.S. economy runs, the power grid makes an intriguing target for hackers. HOUSTON CHRONICLE  After it came to light this summer that hackers had infiltrated the computer networks of two U.S. power companies - at a time the country was still reeling from Russian cyberattacks aimed at influencing the 2016 election - the possibility of hackers taking down the U.S. power grid and sending the nation into chaos suddenly seemed a very real possibility. The compani...
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