10 May '13, 8pm

Gen. Alexander: Power companies present cyber security gaps - Stars and Stripes #InfoSec

Gen. Keith Alexander U.S. Army WASHINGTON — The U.S. military's top cyber commander said some of the nation's utility companies have lagged in investing in network security, raising concerns about the vulnerability of the nation's critical infrastructure. "The power industry has a wide scale, from companies that are very good to companies that need a lot of work and a lot of help," Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of Cyber Command, said Friday. "The power companies are really the ones who have the biggest problem because if you say, 'we want you all to be here,' some of them can't get there," Alexander said, referring to security standards. Alexander made the remarks in response to questions from the audience after speaking at a meeting of the Northern Virginia Technology Council. Power companies are a concern because terrorists or future enemy nations may attempt to use ha...

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