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Editor of a specialty publication, former public relations practitioner Freelancer

I hold 34 years of experience in communications, mostly in journalism, with a decade in public relations, too.  The first 17 years were spent in print journalism, where I covered, at various...

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I suppose news that extremists consider the power grid a target isn't shocking, but the increasing number of these kinds of reports is concerning -- assuming the adage "where there's smoke, there's fire" is correct. Obviously, utilities have to take whatever steps are necessary to protect themselves and their fellow utilities. And it's also imperative that you tell your customers how you're being proactive in preventing problems.

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Christopher Neely on Jan 29, 2022

Obviously the power grid has been a terrorist target for as long as the power grid and terrorism has existed. However, what is surprising is the report focuses wholly on “domestic” terrorist groups and that they’ve only been hearing about these reports from as far back as 2020. This is a very recent phenomenon, and speaks more to the current affairs of our world and country than any particularly advanced threat. Sounds like communication and federal dollars could be a good place to start here. 

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