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Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning Pulls Back the Curtain on National Cybersecurity Threats

Updated: Oct 29, 2018

If you think foreign governments are not actively trying to hack their way into our electric grid and other critical infrastructure on a daily basis, Tom Fanning would tell you to think again.

In a fascinating talk to the Rotary Club of Atlanta, documented by the AJC’s Jim Galloway , Fanning revealed that Southern Company fends off thousands of attempted cyberattacks – every day – many traceable to foreign governments with sophisticated cyberwarfare operations.

If nothing else, Tom Fanning’s talk, available here via our “Leadership in Action” podcast series, will remind you that when it comes to cyber warfare, there’s always more than meets the eye.

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