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Majority of Americans Concerned About Potential Cyber Attacks on Electric Grid

Protect Our Power National Poll: Washington Must Act to Keep Nation’s Electricity Supply Safe

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2017 – More than 60 percent of Americans believe the nation’s electric power transmission grid is vulnerable to either cyber or physical attacks from foreign enemies, a new poll by Protect Our Power (POP), an organization of renowned experts dedicated to protecting our electric transmission and distribution system, today revealed. Fewer than 9 percent of Americans believe the U.S. government is doing all it should to protect the electric grid from a potential attack.

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Expert Panel Urges Development of a Timely Plan to Make Electric Infrastructure More Resilient

WASHINGTON, February 17, 2017 — Protecting the U.S. electric grid must be an urgent priority and collaborative national security initiative, a forum of 20 experts concluded at Protect Our Power’s first advisory panel summit this week.

Protect Our Power, founded in 2016, is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to unite key industry groups, utilities, security experts, government — including military authorities — and public policy influencers to expedite efforts toward fortifying the grid against all threats, foreign and domestic.

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