Grid Cybersecurity

Peter Behr



Peter is a senior energy reporter for Energywire covering power grid reliability, climate policy and cybersecurity. He also has covered shale gas development and nuclear power issues for E&E. Before joining E&E in 2009, he was principal energy reporter for The Washington Post. During his 23 years at The Post, he was also assistant managing editor for business and financial news and a business columnist and reporter. A graduate of Colgate University, he was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center.

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DOJ crackdown on cyber crime may not stop hackers

The Justice Department's indictment last week of Fujie Wang, the alleged leader of massive cyber data theft by a Chinese hacking group in 2014, puts him among a growing list of accused master cyber criminals and spooks whose targets span the U.S. economy, from finance to energy to transportation.


Utilities to feds: Protect us from 5G intruders

Leaders of the electric power industry and public water utilities are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to defend their critical wireless communications links as the agency opens the door to a rush of new, superspeed internet services.


EMP attack could cause crippling blackouts — report

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Researchers studying the impacts of a nuclear weapon detonation in the atmosphere warned yesterday that shock waves from the explosion could potentially cause a paralyzing multistate blackout unless grid operators harden thousands of digital controls that manage power flows across their networks.