The power grid of the United States is one of the most complex and technical systems in operation around the world. In order to deliver consistent electricity to the entire country, a number of regional transmission organizations (RTOs) must interact and manage resources. Like with any wide-scale network-dependent system, the electric grid is vulnerable to cyberattacks from outsiders. Hackers may be looking to cause disruptions in service or may have a larger goal of affecting the supply chain of energy resources. The U.S. government and the electric and gas companies are now moving into a more technology-focused future where new sciences like artificial intelligence and machine learning can be leveraged to help secure the power grid, its infrastructure, and customers nationwide.
Mar-4-2019, 04:12:36 GMT