Union Leader Says Utilities Not Incentivized to Report Cyber Incidents or Implement Protections

NextGov: The new leader of the Utility Workers Union of America is calling attention to a lack of public accountability for utilities’ cybersecurity practices due to a relaxed regulatory environment.

Unlike gas leaks which are flagged by odors or can cause explosions that would cause the public to push the private sector entities to address failures, cybersecurity threats can fly under the radar, said Jim Slevin, who was elected president of the union in July.

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