Issue No. 04 - April (2002 vol. 35)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.2002.10042
Massoud Amin , Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Because critical infrastructures touch us all, the growing potential for infrastructure problems stems from multiple sources, including system complexity, economic growth, deregulation, terrorism, and even the weather. Electric power systems constitute the fundamental infrastructure of modern society. A successful terrorist attempt to disrupt electricity supplies could have devastating effects on national security, the economy, and every citizen's life. Yet power systems have widely dispersed assets that can never be absolutely defended against a determined attack.
M. Amin, "Security Challenges for the Electricity Infrastructure (Supplement to Computer Magazine)," in Computer, vol. 35, no. , pp. 8-10, 2002.