Internal Memo Reveals PG&E Years Away from Substation Security

Corporate security director writes in a private memo that the company is “years away” from robust security at PG&E electric substations. An internal Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation memo obtained by NBC Bay Area shows the company is years away from promised security upgrades …

Utility, security experts warn of mounting threat to grid

ALBANY—The methods that have been used to attack U.S. power grids have been as rudimentary as firing rifles at substations, and as sophisticated as a computer virus designed to shutter power plants across entire regions. Those physical and cyber vulnerabilities are the Achilles heel …

LEAKED MEMO RAISES ELECTRIC-GRID SECURITY FEARS

WASHINGTON – A leaked internal memorandum from the company running the electrical transformers near San Jose, California, that were attacked by snipers in April 2013 admits it is “years away” from promised upgrades, raising serious concerns about the security of other critical electrical transformers …