Doug Bedell — March 28, 2018, 2:04 pm

Critical U.S. Facilities Subject to Cyberattacks; Do We Care?


We don’t mean to to “crying wolf,” just insuring that you’re mindful of how critical facilities in the U.S. have become, at least theoretically, subject to attack via the Internet. In Homeland Security is hereby alerting us to that possibility:

“One curiosity of the cyber-age is that the American public seems relatively unconcerned by what, arguably, is the biggest (security) threat from the Internet: attacks on the nation’s “critical infrastructure” — the electric grid, payment networks and water systems, among others.

“The reaction to the recent DHS-FBI “alert” is a case in point. The report received middling media attention the day it was issued — and then coverage virtually vanished. Americans and their news outlets seem more preoccupied with President Trump’s endless political crises and Russia’s interference with the 2016 election…”

Read on, definitely, for advisable awareness.

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