After stimulus funds, electric grids still vulnerable to cyber attacks

Tuesday - 5/1/2012, 2:58pm EDT

Despite billion in stimulus money, the electric gird is no safer from cyber attacks than it was.

A public-private group called EnergySec surveyed 104 energy security professionals.

Two-thirds say smart grid upgrades paid for with stimulus money don't adequately address security. NextGov reports the 2009 stimulus bill shoveled $2.5 billion towards modernizing the nation's electric grid. A stated goal was to enhance security and reliability.

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