Behind Enemy Transmission Lines

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In recent years the United States has experienced the impact of sophisticated nation-state hackers’ work on the power grid. Author Idalia Friedson explains,

“For two years, highly experienced hackers infiltrated and studied the U.S. electric grid, ultimately gaining the ability to cause blackouts on American soil. Cybersecurity firm Symantec first reported the threat in September, while CrowdStrike and others went farther in attributing the infiltration to Russia.”

The US electric grid became vulnerable and as a result, the need for quantum cybersecurity as a solution has been proposed.

“In the coming age of quantum computing, cybersecurity firms must focus on being proactive by implementing quantum-safe security measures prior to any large-scale quantum-computer attacks,” said Paul Lucier, VP Sales & Business Development at ISARA Corporation.

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