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A survey of 213 utility and smart grid professionals reveals that 65% of executives believe that utilities will "increase investment" in cybersecurity for 2013, while the same group believes that operations and information technologies will be the most vulnerable to cyber attacks.

The survey, which was conducted by research firm Zpryme and commissioned by infrastructure security company ViaSat Inc., also found that only 4% of respondents believe electrical networks in the U.S are "very secure," while the rest said the networks are "somewhat secure" (43%), "somewhat insecure" (39%) and "very insecure" (15%). In addition, 73% of the executives surveyed feel that the recently rejected Cybersecurity Act of 2012 was an important piece of legislation and greatly needed by the electricity industry.




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