Langevin warns of cyber attacks on power grid

Friday - 7/15/2011, 6:27pm EDT

The powergrid might not be as secure as you think.

Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) says that despite attempts to improve cybersecurity standards at power plants, there are still gaping holes.

He says a successful assault on the electric grid would dwarf recent attacks on corporations like Sony and Lockheed Martin.

Langevin tells Street.com, the government and the American people should be more concerned about this and critical infrastructures are at risk.

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