Debunking the Hacker Hype: The Reality of Widespread Blackouts

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The US is not on the precipice of a nationwide hacker-caused blackout, despite overhyped public narratives surrounding potential electric grid attacks. What is the reality of adversary activity and the potential or likelihood of a cyberattack that could disrupt the electric grid? What are hackers currently doing in ICS networks? Let’s separate fact from (science) fiction.

Learning Objectives:
1: Understand how a hacker could take down the electric grid.
2: Discover what hackers are currently doing in ICS systems.
3: Understand why widespread hacker blackouts are not a likely possibility.

Selena Larson

Threat Intelligence Analyst, Dragos

Hackers & Threats

operational technology (OT Security) hackers & threats cyber warfare & cyber weapons critical infrastructure



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