FCC could be going deeper into energy security


he Federal Communications Commission could address the needs of the energy grid soon, especially given the increased focus on cybersecurity.

“To me it’s a gathering storm,” said Morgan O’Brien, the CEO of pdvWireless, a company that builds private telecom networks for utilities.

He sees the electricity sector’s growing reliance on the Internet making it more vulnerable to cyberattack, which was evident from a recent report that showed Russian hackers successfully infiltrated a U.S. utility firm’s plant controls.

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Source: The Washington Examiner