Saturday, April 09, 2016

DHS, FBI Warn Of Cyberattack On U.S. Power Grid

by JASmius

"The lights are about to go out all over....America":

The [Commissaria]t of Homeland [Ins]ecurity and FBI have launched a nationwide campaign to warn of the dangers of cyberattacks on U.S. utilities, the Washington Free Beacon reports.

The campaign, which began March 31st, includes briefings in eight cities, and web-based seminars for electrical power infrastructure companies and others involved in security, the newspaper reports.

The example they use is last December's Russian cyberattack on Ukraine, which cut off the power of a quarter of a million people.  Which tells me that DHS and FBI are not thinking nearly big enough - which is to say, as big as our multiplying enemies will.

And, as you've no doubt surmised, DHS and FBI are the MOST vigilant of an otherwise somnolent Obama Regime:

The information campaign comes just two months after an internal DHS intelligence report stated the risk of a cyberattack against U.S. electrical infrastructure was low, the Free Beacon reports.

That Chip Diller-esque assurance.... not the conclusion of U.S. CyberCommand:

But Admiral Mike Rogers, commander of the Cyber Command, warned last month a major cyberattack by nation-states against critical infrastructures poses a major security threat.

"It is only a matter of the 'when,' not the 'if' — we're going to see a nation-state, group, or actor engage in destructive behavior against critical infrastructure in the United States," Rogers, who is also director of the National Security Agency, said in a speech March 2nd.

And the White House snoozes on.

Until...."America....ready for another lesson?"

This one, though, is going to be a dark one....

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