Upward view of large power lines

Russians hacked into America’s electric grid. Here’s why securing it is hard.

Ted Kury

Hackers taking down the U.S. electricity grid may sound like a plot ripped from a Bruce Willis action movie, but the Department of Homeland Security has recently disclosed new details about the extent to which Russia has infiltrated “critical infrastructure” like American power plants, water facilities and gas pipelines, explains Director of Energy Studies at the Public Utility Research Center Dr. Ted Kury.

Securing the U.S. energy grid is paramount, but that’s easier said than done. Dr. Kury explains why in this updated article published in The Conversation.