Bloomberg Law
June 7, 2018, 9:25 PM

‘Matter of Time’ Before Cyberattack on Grid: Energy Official

Rebecca Kern
Rebecca Kern

The U.S. electric grid will be vulnerable to successful penetration when attacks get more sophisticated, the head of the Energy Department’s Office of Electricity said June 7.

“While some may say it’s a low probability, we deal with tens of thousands of cyber intrusions on a daily basis. It’s just a matter of time before the sophistication level increases and those penetrations become real,” Bruce Walker told a subcommittee hearing of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

Members of Congress are concerned about the vulnerability of the grid, which was the topic of the hearing.

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