DHS Says Low Risk of Destructive Cyberattack

Published in The Hill yesterday, this article states that a DHS intelligence assessment rates a destructive cyberattack on the US energy grid as a low threat.  While I’m not a cybersecurity expert, this just doesn’t sit right with me.  So many other sources are talking about how serious of a threat a cyberattack is, especially the destructive impacts on infrastructure.  It seems pretty short sighted to think that criminal hackers will only enter systems to poke around and look for information.

The article cites that this is from a ‘leaked’ intelligence assessment.  Let’s hope they have their information wrong.



About two hours after posting this, I read an article on Homeland Security Today which blows away the premise of the supposed DHS intelligence assessment.  Worth reading.


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