Keeping America Safe: Toward More Secure Networks for Critical Sectors
Report warns of hacking risk to electric grid, oil pipelines, and other critical infrastructure
In a world where hackers can sabotage power plants and impact elections, there has never been a more crucial time to examine cybersecurity for critical infrastructure, most of which is privately owned.
Over the last 25 years presidents from both parties have paid lip service to the topic while doing little about it, leading to a series of short-term fixes they liken to a losing game of “Whac-a-Mole.” This scattershot approach endangers national security.
Our reporter offers a series of recommendations for the U.S. government to develop a coherent cybersecurity plan that coordinates efforts across departments, encourages investment, and removes parts of key infrastructure like the electric grid from the internet.