Power Grid failure in India, topic of Cyber Law debate in USA

Power grid failure features in US lawmakers’ cyber law debate The US needs to learn lessons from the massive blackouts in India, top US lawmakers have said, pushing for the passage of a law on cyber security even though the Indian power crisis is not the result of any cyber-attack.

“All one needs to do is look at what is going on in India today. There are no cyber problems there that I am aware of, but one-half of the country of India is without electricity today,” Senator Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader, said.

more @ http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-08-01/news/32981477_1_cyber-security-cyber-systems-power-grid

Comments

  1. Astitwa Bhargava says:

    The debate is very important, in fact from the India’s point of view it is very essential to find the answers for certain questions-

    1) Whether the Grid Failure was a Cyber Attack?
    2) If yes, then how it was committed and who did this?
    3) Is India is not prepared for such cyber attacks?

  2. Dear Astitwa,

    i am trying to answer your queries;
    Start with your first question, yes the grid failure was cyber attack and the most suited term for this is SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition).
    You have seen the movie Die-Hard, in which a group of people had taken the control of electricity,traffic, communication etc………..
    This was a similar attack to that happened in movie.
    and for your last query the India is prepared for this type of attack as number of professional has been working in this field. So the only need is of advancement and more powerful security techniques.

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