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Could a cyber attack cause a black out lasting not hours but days, weeks or months? Joe Weiss says "absolutely." (Image courtesy of Library of Congress.)

The Big Dark: Motive, not Means, is what holds back a Crippling Grid Hack

In-brief: A crippling cyber attack that could damage and destroy equipment needed to keep the lights on in major US cities is already possible. The only thing that’s lacking is a motive to carry out such an attack, according to our guest on this week’s podcast: Joe Weiss, a Managing Partner at Applied Control Solutions, LLC and a persistent, if lonely, voice calling for an overhaul of cyber security for the U.S. electric grid.