Napolitano Uses Effects Of Sandy To Promote Cybersecurity Executive Order
November 1, 2012
Willing to grasp at any straw if it means keeping her job and getting more money for her beloved Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano is spreading her message of cyber-doom and gloom. If we don’t do something to protect the Internet, Hurricane Sandy is going to seem like a cake-walk.
Within hours of Sandy’s landfall, and while the superstorm was still savaging much of the East Coast, Napolitano said,
“One of the possible areas of attack, of course, is attacks on our nation’s control systems — the control systems the operate our utilities, our water plants, our pipelines, our financial institutions,” Napolitano said. “If you think that a critical systems attack that takes down a utility even for a few hours is not serious, just look at what is happening now that Mother Nature has taken out those utilities.”