Expert warns of cyber attacks on power grid: new approach needed to defend against and wage cyber warfare

Richard Clarke recommends enhancing standards to safeguard the U.S. power grid, and outsourcing some government cyber security to private industry.

Power Grid 29 July 2019

WASHINGTON – Richard Clarke knows a few things about clear and present dangers. He had already served under six presidents and been appointed the U.S.’s first counter-terrorism czar when he joined the George W. Bush White House. Fast Company reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

29 July 2019 -- Clarke’s new book, The Fifth Domain, written with cyber warfare expert and fellow White House veteran Robert Knake, is in many ways a follow-up to a book they wrote in 2012 called Cyber War.

These days, Clarke is still trying to get Americans to think hard about the next big cyber attacks -- and the ones that are quietly happening as you read this sentence.

Companies and government need to be more resilient, and Clarke and his coauthor offer 80 recommendations on what the U.S. should be doing, including enhancing standards for the power grid and outsourcing some government cyber security to a growing private industry.

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