Trump Orders Preparation for Electric Grid Cyber Attacks – Hackers Launch Global Cyberattack

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Trump Orders Preparation for Electric Grid Cyber Attacks

Policy upgrade comes as threats to infrastructure increase

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May 12, 2017 BY: Bill Gertz

President Trump ordered the federal government to prepare for a devastating cyber attack against America’s electric grid amid growing fears foreign states are set to carry out attacks aimed at plunging the nation into darkness.

A presidential order signed Thursday directed key federal agencies to assess preparations for a prolonged power outage resulting from cyber attacks designed to disrupt the power grid.

An assessment of the danger must be carried out by the Energy Department, Homeland Security, DNI and state and local governments to examine the readiness of the United State to manage a shutdown of the power grid. The assessment will also identify gaps and shortcomings in efforts that would be used restore power.

New cyber security measures outlined in the executive order come as…

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