Do you have Sniper Attacks as part of your power outage scenario? Calif grid was hit last year

How many of you have thought about the possibility of the power grid to your data center being attacked by Snipers?  GigaOm’s Katie Fehrenbacher has a post on what happened in CA.

Snipers took down major grid systems in California last year & it could have been a dress rehearsal



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Hunter with gun
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Turns out cyber security might not be the biggest threat to the power grid after all.

There are cases of power being taken out by hunters who choose to shoot at transformers.