I write to you today to show my support for the recently introduced S 3018, the Securing Energy Infrastructure Act. As a chemical manufacturing professional I am very aware of the cybersecurity issues surrounding the use of industrial control systems used in so many sectors of our economy.
While the Congress has become more actively engaged in cybersecurity issues, it has for the most part neglected the entire field of cybersecurity related to industrial control systems, even though successful attacks against such systems could put people physically at risk. The attacks last December in the Ukraine against the electrical distribution system in that country provide an obvious object lesson for what can be accomplished by a relatively simple attack on the computer control systems widely used in that industry.
I urge you to support S 3018 and would like to suggest that you become a co-sponsor of that bill. The people of Georgia rely on the electrical systems in this state for their health, welfare and livelihood. Those systems need to be protected. Please do your part.