Published in NextGov
Critical infrastructure has become a prime target of global cyberattacks because the indispensable services they provide citizens makes any disturbance highly disruptive.
Look at what happened just last week, when hospitals and railway stations were targets of a massive malware attack called WannaCry. And this isn’t the first time. Recently, major U.S. cities experienced power outages that immediately drove a false scare of cyber-tampering to power grids predicted by Ted Koppel. Last month, Dallas’ emergency sirens were hacked, setting off 156 sirens for 40 minutes.