Professor Michael Greenberger is the founder and director of the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) and a law school professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. He developed and teaches “Law and Policy of Cybersecurity;” “Law and Policy of Emergency Management;” as well as a course soon to be launched entitled “Law and Policy of Cyber Crimes” at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
Prof. Greenberger is available to discuss the policy, financial and practical implications of the Colonial Pipeline cyber attack.
QUOTE: It now appears quite certain that this ransomware attack was perpetrated by a Russian criminal syndicate. This attack has revealed to the world what experts have long known—the US energy and fuel supplies upon which all infrastructure relies, but especially the nation’s defense, is vulnerable in the extreme. Our very defense from our worst enemies is in peril.
QUOTE: When we talk about infrastructure reform, too little has been said about our power and fuel grids upon which all else depends. Informed verbal threat forecasts by the appropriate federal agencies have had no effect. Hopefully, the Colonial ransomware shut down by Russian interests will awaken the country to the need for hard and expensive work required to protect the Nation’s well being.