How Weaponizing Disinformation Can Bring Down a City's Power Grid
[Pierce College login required.] Excerpt from abstract of PLoS One (scholarly, peer reviewed journal) article published August 12, 2020: "Social media has made it possible to manipulate the masses via disinformation and fake news at an unprecedented scale. This is particularly alarming from a security perspective, as humans have proven to be one of the weakest links when protecting critical infrastructure in general, and the power grid in particular. ...findings demonstrate that in an era when disinformation can be weaponized, system vulnerabilities arise not only from the hardware and software of critical infrastructure, but also from the behavior of the consumers."