Power system infrastructure security and defense

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The vulnerabilities of the electricity infrastructure causing cascading blackouts are discussed. Virtually every crucial economic and social function depends on the secure, reliable operation of energy, telecommunications, transportation, financial and other infrastructures. The potential ramifications of network failures were never greater as the transportation, telecommunications, oil and gas, banking and finance and other infrastructures depend on the continental power grid to energize and control their operations. The sources of vulnerability include natural diasters, equipment failures, human errors or deliberate sabotage and attacks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2004 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Event2004 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Jun 6 2004Jun 10 2004

Publication series

Name2004 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting


Conference2004 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenver, CO


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