USA to defend hydroelectric power stations with blockchain

The Department of Electric Energy wants to prevent attacks from hackers that can leave millions of people without supply

The Department of Energy of the United States could apply in the future the use of blockchain technology in order to avoid possible attacks against power plants.

The announcement was made by the unit of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), which initiated the second phase of the electrical safety project together with the Taekion company.

This initiative seeks to prevent attacks in power generation plants through the use of security applications that have not yet been developed.

The information of these systems is not stored centrally, it is distributed under the consensus of the members of the network.

The Department of Energy needs to have accurate information to be able to maintain security in the electricity grids.

This body ensures that a hacker is able to attack the security system and thus leave millions of people without electricity.

The work of Taekion is to thwart the attacks of cybernetic pirates that alter any type of information of the plant. NETL’s research is valued at approximately one million dollars.

K. Tovar

Source: Coincrispy

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