We Need a Central Command to Protect Our Power

We Need a Central Command to Protect Our Power
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Last month the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security confirmed that the nuclear, aviation, energy, and water sectors, as well as some critical manufacturing industries, have come under cyberattack since at least May of 2017. These attacks have come from foreign governments, terrorists, and professional hackers.

The major problem in responding to this threat is: Who's in charge? Who can give the orders to strengthen this facility or protect that one? The answer is that no one is in charge. There is no central authority that can speak - much less give orders - to the nuclear, aviation, energy, water and other industries. When it comes to protecting these resources from cyberattacks and other such threats, there needs to be!

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