Protect the grid

The pot calling the kettle black.

The Federal government, by way of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, is telling industry to increase the security around the electricity grid.  And requesting additional authority for the Fed to say which facilities need enhanced security.

“FERC Seeks Changes To Grid-Security Plan,” Wall Street Journal, July 18, 2014 B2  An industry-led group prepared the proposal for providing physical security.  The Fed wants the plan to apply to more facilities.  This is the same government that had issues with Wikileaks, Edward Snowden, the Navy Yard shooter, and other physical security lapses.

That being said, this does highlight an important point.  While there’s a lot of focus on on-line security, what about the security of the physical assets containing your company’s information?  Are you as secure as you need to be where you need to be?

 

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