The Cyber Attack On Our Nation 's Critical Infrastructure Power Grid

2171 Words Sep 23rd, 2016 9 Pages
Introduction
Cybersecurity should have always been important to anyone using technological devices. Now it is not only important but rather essential to maintain quality performance of technology. The cyber world will never be completely free of cyber attacks, cyber espionage or cyber threats same as how the physical world will never be completely free of crime. However we must seek to limit the amount of cyber security violations as well as the severity of any violations. This can only be done by full compliance and partnership between the government and the people. The government must fulfill its constitutional duties and the people must allow it.

Why are Government Regulations Needed

The severity of a cyber attack ranges from an individual bases to a national or even a global level. We face a dangerous future knowing that it 's possible to have a cyber attack on our nation 's critical infrastructure power grid, our financial institutions, and traffic control systems (Rodin, 2015). The government should not only regulate the cyber platform to prevent national crisis but also to ensure locally there is a limited amount of impending threat. The United States Constitution holds the government responsible for protecting the nation from all threats including those cyber related. Private companies also have an obligation to the customers, stakeholders and investors.
Government regulations are intended to protect civilians and maintain integrity. It demands honesty from…

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