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Cyberthreat Not Static, Moniz Declares

Moniz declares constant vigilance required to secure grid.

Industry efforts, with a government assist, have blocked many cyberattack attempts from wrecking America's grid, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz says.

"The enemy is not static," he told The Energy Times.

The Energy Times recently interviewed TV journalist Ted Koppel, author of "Lights Out", as well as a panel of top utility and government security experts on the cyberthreat to the grid. [Here is a link to that webcast]

Ernest Moniz // Photo by Martin Rosenberg


Moniz, at the IHS CERAWeek conference in Houston, was asked to comment on Koppel's statements that the United States is not prepared to cope with the aftermath of a successful cyberterrorist or criminal attack on the powergrid which would have unprecedented, devastating impact.

"It is not as though there has not been lots of attempts," he said.

Listen to Moniz response to The Energy Times by clicking here:

Power Grid Vulnerability Imperils National Security

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