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“Escalating Threats to Infrastructure Confirm Our Need to Harden the Electric Grid,” The Hill

In this opinion piece, Jenner & Block Partner Suedeen G. Kelly explains that the nation’s nuclear, energy, water, aviation and manufacturing sectors have been the targets of repeated cyberattacks.  “What we now need to do is establish a large-scale public-private partnership that brings together the necessary expertise — utilities, system operators and technology companies — and financing — Congress, regulators and the private markets — to focus on making the electric grid more robust and resilient in the near-term,” she argues.  Ms. Kelly suggests four main components to an enhancement program that would meet our current and future needs.