Hack the Plant

By Bryson Bort

Electricity. Finance. Transportation. Our water supply. In Hack the Plant, podcast host Bryson Bort looks for answers to the question: Does connecting these systems, and others, to the internet leaves us more vulnerable to attacks by our enemies? We often take these critical infrastructure systems for granted, but they’re all becoming increasingly dependent on the internet to function. Because an attack on our critical infrastructure, the degradation to the point that they can no longer support us, means that we go back to the stone age, literally overnight. Hack the Plant is a podcast of the R Street Institute, a free market think tank in Washington D.C., and ICS Village, a nonprofit that equips industry experts and policymakers with the tools to better defend our critical infrastructure. Episodes release on the last Monday of every month.

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