Cybersecurity and the Electric Grid: Illusion?


Cybersecurity and the Electric Grid: Illusion?  The author’s opinion presented challenges us to consider our reliance on the U.S. electrical grid; is its security an illusion?  Many claim we have little to worry about.  Those that do fit into the “Relax Camp.”  The “We’re Doomed Camp” claims, according to this author, just that: The grid is doomed.  What can quantum do? Perhaps add quantum-resistant security – to some of it.  This the first of a two-part series, gives one reason to pause. 

What camp does the Qubit Report belong to? Take a look at the chapter on the grid failure in the Bronx during the summer of 1977 (“Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City”, Jonathan Mahler).  Technology aside, the success of the grid when under duress, is intrinsically linked to the human operator in the control room.  After all, the weak link in cybersecurity is the human, by far.

Reference found at RSA Conference…


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