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Jack Voltaic 2.0: Threats to Critical Infrastructure


Although digital connectivity has made our infrastructure more efficient, it has made it more vulnerable to attack. As a result, infrastructure resilience is more critical today than ever before. Cyberspace attacks rarely affect a single target; instead their effects, anticipated and unanticipated, ripple across interconnected infrastructure sectors. Differing abilities to recognize a cyberspace attack, limited information sharing, varying defense capabilities, and competing authorities complicate the response. These gaps in cybersecurity leave our Nation vulnerable to exploitation by a determined adversary. The Jack Voltaic 2.0 Cyber Research Project is an innovative, bottom-up approach to developing critical infrastructure resilience. Developed by the Army Cyber Institute at West Point and hosted by the City of Houston, in partnership with AECOM and Circadence, this research assembled critical infrastructure partners to study cybersecurity and protection gaps.