Both Russia and China are equipped to launch cyberattacks against US energy grids, which would have been deadly during the recent polar vortex cold snap in the Midwest, writes Paul Steidler, a senior fellow at the Lexington Institute, an Arlington, Va.-based public policy think tank. Government and industry must collaborate to create effective protections for a sector that is largely internet-based, making it extremely vulnerable to attacks, Steidler writes.

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