Colonial pipeline hack: Key takeaways from Biden’s first energy crisis



It’s a stunning real-world example of how many types of infrastructure remain vulnerable to hackers.

The Atlantic Council’s Cynthia Quarterman, a top Transportation Department official in the Obama era, said it “exposes the soft underbelly of the nation’s critical energy infrastructure.”

Quarterman, in comments on the council’s site, notes that if a company like Colonial can be breached, smaller companies are even more vulnerable to attack.

Author(s): Ben Geman

Publication Date: 13 May 2021

Publication Site: Axios