The Secure The Grid Minute

As Media Concerns About Iranian Cyber Attacks Diminish, the Threats Persist

January 22, 2020

This is Tommy Waller with the Secure the Grid Minute.  

In the wake of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani liquidation, there was much media concern about the prospect of Iranian cyberattacks on American targets, particularly critical infrastructure such as our electric grid.

As the media concerns about this threat have diminished, our electric grid’s cyber vulnerabilities persist – and to threats from far more capable adversaries than just Iran. Russia and China have made cyber intrusions into our grid for more than a decade, embedding malware that – to this day – the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), refuses to compel the electric utilities to remove.

FERC is also complicit in covering up the identities of utilities that violate critical infrastructure protection standards for cyber and physical security. Since these threats aren’t going away, we think it’s time FERC get tough on security.  Learn more at