And then it ignited.
Black smoke rose 30,000 feet in the air and flames shot out for over a mile. It’s considered a miracle there were only three deaths.
Almost 20 years later, the incident is a fading memory. But the technological failures that led to the disaster still have not been solved, according to cyber security expert Joe Weiss. He studies these types of things for a living, and is gravely concerned that our trust in this technology is putting us in harm’s way. More troubling, our reliance extends far beyond pipelines.
As Weiss says, “This is transportation, energy, power, manufacturing defense. Our entire infrastructure is built on this automation.”