Threat Matrix: Episode 22—Securing the ‘Google era’ electric grid

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In this episode of Threat Matrix, we look at a report released July 15 by a group of national security experts that calls on Congress to immediately pass legislation enabling real-time information sharing between the government and the private sector on cyber threats to the nation’s electric grid.

The report by the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress — led by former White House Chief of Staff Thomas McLarty III and former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge — traces in great detail the technological changes fundamentally transforming the electric industry and warns those same technologies are creating new vulnerabilities for the “most critical of critical infrastructure” in the nation.

Threat Matrix attended the press conference featuring House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and ranking Democrat Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md.