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“Cybersecurity, Part 1: Opportunities and Challenges for State Utility Regulators”

Public Utilities Fortnightly Sherina Maye Edwards

Below is an excerpt:

Public utility companies touch nearly every person's life on a daily basis through the transmission, distribution and consumption of gas, electricity and water. They also increasingly rely on networked technology to conduct their business.

However, attackers are acting faster, becoming more sophisticated, and getting more strategic in their attacks, including their abilities to navigate the increased complexity and connectivity of critical infrastructure systems.