As tensions between the U.S. and Russian remain, so does the threat of potential cyber attacks targeting U.S. critical infrastructure.
According to Government Technology, in order to prioritize what infrastructures to bring back once attacked, “You need to determine what’s the sequencing of electrical power grid, water, financial services, [etc.] so you can get your major exchanges back up and running and preserve not just our national security and our public health and safety, but also our economic viability and development,” said Mark Montgomery, executive director of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission 2.0.
In terms of critical infrastructure, water is the U.S.’s weakest link. A successful attack could result in a disruption in access to clean drinking water.