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Electrical power infrastructure

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The electrical power infrastructure consists of generation, transmission, and distribution systems that are essential to all other infrastructures and every aspect of the economy.

Overview Edit

The widespread and increasing use of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems for control of power systems provides increasing ability to cause serious damage and disruption by cyber means. The exponential growth of information system networks that interconnect the business, administrative, and operational systems contributes to system vulnerability.[1]

References Edit

  1. President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection, Critical Foundations: Protecting America’s Infrastructures 12 (Oct. 1997) (full-text).

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