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As Russians hack the US grid, a look at what’s needed to protect it

By The Conversation

Manimaran Govindarasu, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Iowa State University, and Adam Hahn, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Washington State University, believe the current security standards mandated by federal regulations provide sufficient protection against observed threats to the U.S. electricity grid. But recent incidents demonstrate the ongoing challenge of ensuring everyone follows the guidelines, which also must change over time to keep up with technological shifts.