US Wants To Isolate Power Grids With 'Retro' Technology To Limit Cyber-Attacks

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Its been reported that the US is very close to improving power grid security by mandating the use of "retro" (analog, manual) technologies on US power grids as a defensive measure against foreign cyber-attacks that could bring down power distribution as a result. The idea is to use "retro" technology to isolate the grid's most important control systems, to limit the reach of a catastrophic outage. "This approach seeks to thwart even the most sophisticated cyber-adversaries who, if they are intent on accessing the grid, would have to actually physically touch the equipment, thereby making cyber-attacks much more difficult," they said in a press release , after the bill, named the Securing Energy Infrastructure Act (SEIA), passed the Senate floor.