NERC: Cyberattacks a top risk for grids


While traditional grid resiliency continues to grow, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation says there is a growing threat that cyberattacks could be used to cause widespread outages on the nation's bulk power system. NERC has issued its 2017 State of Reliability report, concluding that resiliency to severe weather continues to improve, but transmission outages due to human error showed a slight increase last year.