Expert Comments On Trump Issues Executive Order To Protect Power Grid From Attack

President Trump on Friday issued an executive order declaring a national emergency over threats to the U.S. power system, taking steps to defend the grid against cyberattacks and foreign interference.

The executive order bans the use of equipment for the power grid that was manufactured by a company under the control of a foreign adversary, or the buying of any equipment that poses a national security threat.

Edgard Capdevielle, CEO,  Nozomi Networks
May 05, 2020
The order does not name countries, or propose anything specific.
As is so often the case the latest executive order signed by President Trump, which prohibits the use of bulk power system equipment from foreign countries to limit the risk to the US power grid, is a step in the right direction, but it does not go far enough. While there are several positives in the order; namely, raising the importance of our grid infrastructure and electric power in our lives, ....
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