February 6, 2014
ALEXIS MADRIGAL: Snipers Coordinated an Attack on the Power Grid, but Why? Perhaps it was a message. But from whom?
UPDATE: Thoughts from Tom Maguire. Is there an inside man? “Just imagine that the people who hit the San Jose station are pros with a plan. And suppose they have their own Edward Snowden operating inside a utility somewhere. Within the next few years they may be able to steal away with the detailed assessment of the critical vulnerabilities of our nation’s power grids which is currently under development. We might even speculate (wildly!) that a key goal of the San Jose exercise was to try to provoke the creation of such a plan.”
The solution is the creation of a grid that’s resilient enough that it can’t be brought down that way. More microgrids would help.