Inside the Ring: CYBERCOM Says Cyberattacks on Infrastructure Coming

Joseph L. Votel, Raymond A. Thomas III

Gen. Joseph L. Votel, currently the head of the Special Operations Command, and Lt. Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III / AP


The commander of the U.S. Cyber Command warned last week that he expects a major cyberattack on critical infrastructure in the United States in the future.

"It is only a matter of the ‘when,’ not the ‘if’ we’re going to see a nation-state, group or actor engage in destructive behavior against critical infrastructure in the United States," Adm. Mike Rogers, Cyber Command chief and director of the National Security Agency, warned in a speech March 2.

Adm. Rogers’ comments, made during a security conference in San Francisco, came seven weeks after a sophisticated cyberattack on the Ukrainian electrical power grid that disrupted large segments of the country’s power network.

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