Regulators and utility industry leaders need to wake up to the risks that could let malicious hackers cause widespread physical damage to the grid and other critical infrastructure.
Blockchains track, record, and secure transactions made within the virtual currency Bitcoin. They can also help defend many critical systems from devastating cyberattacks.
In the final stretch of the presidential campaign, there's growing concern hackers could strike on Election Day. But while there are concerns about cybersecurity at polling places, altering an election is another matter altogether.
Designating the machinery underpinning our democracy – such as voting booths – as critical infrastructure would trigger protections for voting and better safeguard it from meddling hackers.