Infrastructure security powers up

Thursday, 10 May 2007, 12:00 AM EST

He may not have known it at the time, but Lonnie Charles Denison helped prove the need for tighter security at many infrastructure businesses when he launched a multifaceted attack against California Independent System Operator, a quasi-governmental agency responsible for management of the state's power grid.

Close to midnight on April 12, Denison -- who had been working for a contractor hired by Cal ISO -- allegedly used his employee credentials to gain access to a datacenter at the Folsom, Calif.-based organization.

At InfoWorld.

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