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Gas Pipes Have ‘Huge Vulnerability’ to Web Attack: Maine Senator

Nov. 20, 2019, 5:13 PM

U.S. natural gas system should adhere to same cybersecurity standards as the power grid, Senator Angus King, an independent from Maine, says in a telephone interview.

  • King, who is on Senate intelligence committee, said that while risks across the U.S. are great, gas pipelines in particular have “a huge vulnerability” and industry isn’t “paying sufficient attention to it”
  • King has been helping to develop a national strategy for cyber attacks, intrusions across sectors
    • “A catastrophic cyber Pearl Harbor is a huge risk I don’t think is fully appreciated,” King says. “Right now our adversaries feel no cost for attacking...
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