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Obama warns of power grid’s lagging cyber defenses

02
Nov
2015
Obama warns of power grid’s lagging cyber defenses

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The U.S. isn’t spending enough to defend its power grid from cyber-attacks, President Obama warned on Thursday as he declared November Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month.

The move is part of the administration’s efforts to promote better funding for the nation’s roads, bridges, tunnels, power grids and energy systems.

“By some estimates, we are currently under-investing in our infrastructure by hundreds of billions of dollars each year,” Obama said in his proclamation. “Not only is it a threat to our national security, but failing to maintain and strengthen our infrastructure also jeopardizes our economic growth and closes doors of opportunity for all our citizens.”

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