Yury Dvorkin, an assistant professor at NYU's Tandon School of Engineering, points out problems with President Trump's May executive order on cybersecurity. One of the biggest is that it is restricted to bulk power systems. Local networks are equally susceptible to cybersecurity threats but the order doesn't allow for their safeguards, he writes. While Dvorkin does not mention it, local electric companies also do not have the budget or resources to deploy sophisticated security systems to protect against malicious hacking attacks. Other flaws of the order are its emphasis on hardware and absence to acknowledge local threats.
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