Jersey City, New Jersey (PressExposure) April 10, 2009 -- "Do we really want to build this smart gridâ¦for it only to be used against us?" Melih Abdulhayoglu's concern for the security of the United States's electricity grid was prescient. "We've got to be sure those smart meters are protected."
He spoke a day before Siobhan Gorman at the Wall Street Journal broke the news that cyberspies, most likely from China and Russa had penetrated the cybergrid that controls the US electrical supply, and and had left behind potentially disruptive software.
"The CIA has already admitted that cities have been taken down by criminal activities, by attacks." American users of electricity are "lucrative targets," he said. He urged the US not to "build all our houses and homes into this thing and make it all vulnerable."
Abdulhayoglu is an expert on Internet security. His firm, Comodo, distributes PC security software now installed in tens of millions of computers around the world. In addition, Comodo, based in Jersey City, NJ, is the second-largest issuer of high-assurance SSL certificates.
For more about the vulnerability of the US cyber grid, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpaTyE4Z0t0. About Comodo
The Comodo companies provide the infrastructure that is essential in enabling e-merchants, other Internet-connected companies, software companies, and individual consumers to interact and conduct business via the Internet safely and securely. The Comodo companies offer PKI SSL, Code Signing, Content Verification and E-Mail Certificates; award winning PC security software; vulnerability scanning services for PCI Compliance; secure e-mail and fax services.
Continual innovation, a core competence in PKI, and a commitment to reversing the growth of Internet-crime distinguish the Comodo companies as vital players in the Internet's ongoing development. Comodo secures and authenticates online transactions and communications for over 200,000 business customers and has over 10,000,000 installations of desktop security products.
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