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Heartland Consumers Power District personnel perform substation maintenance. While physical maintenance is essential in the utility industry, regular cyber “check-ups” are now becoming commonplace.

Municipal Utilities Prepare for Cyberattacks

Through the Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems program, American Public Power Association members are strengthening cybersecurity.

The U.S. electrical grid is a massive and complex system on which the nation’s way of life depends. It is difficult to think of a single societal component not wholly reliant on a steady supply of electricity. An unfortunate side effect of this criticality is electric utilities operate under constant threat as a variety of bad actors seek ways to penetrate the system and wreak havoc.

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