Well it could be worse… or not

According to BusinessWeek, a report by the General Accountability Office says the Tennessee Valley Authority must bolster its cybersecurity, citing risk that the power company’s critical ops could be hacked.

Investigators have found numerous instances in which the nation’s largest public power company, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVE), is “vulnerable to disruption” by cyberintrusions. The concern: Hackers could seize control of critical operations in TVA’s many electric plants—including those that are nuclear powered—as well as its transmission grid, flood control, and water systems.

At the urging of TVA, who seeks to avoid raising public concerns or risk providing a road map for hackers, recommendations for security fixes will be withheld when the GOA releases it’s public report later today.

Whew, well at least, it wasn’t Oak Ridge. Oh wait


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