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Can Hackers Threaten The Electric Grid?

Steve Metheny of the Delta-Montrose Electric Association illustrates the utility's back-up to the back-up: a floor to ceiling paper map of their service area and infrastructure. (Jordan Wirfs-Brock/Inside Energy)
Steve Metheny of the Delta-Montrose Electric Association illustrates the utility's back-up to the back-up: a floor to ceiling paper map of their service area and infrastructure. (Jordan Wirfs-Brock/Inside Energy)

Cybersecurity experts like to divide the world into two categories: those who have been hacked, and those who have been hacked but just don’t know it yet. As the electric grid gets digitized, it becomes increasingly vulnerable to hackers. We know hackers are getting onto the grid, so how big of a threat do they really pose? Inside Energy’s Jordan Wirfs-Brock reports.

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