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Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath

Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath Author Ted Koppel
ISBN-10 0553419986
ISBN-13 9780553419986
Year 2016-10-18
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Broadway Books
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In this New York Times bestselling investigation Ted Koppel reveals that a major cyberattack on Americas power grid is not only possible but likely that it would be devastating and that the United States is shockingly unprepared Imagine a blackout lasting not days but weeks or months Tens of millions of people over several states are affected For those without access to a generator there is no running water no sewage no refrigeration or light Food and medical supplies are dwindling Devices we rely on have gone dark Banks no longer function looting is widespread and law and order are being tested as never before It isnt just a scenario A well designed attack on just one of the nations three electric power grids could cripple much of our infrastructureand in the age of cyberwarfare a laptop has become the only necessary weapon Several nations hostile to the United States could launch such an assault at any time In fact as a former chief scientist of the NSA reveals China and Russia have already penetrated the grid And a cybersecurity advisor to President Obama believes that independent actorsfrom hacktivists to terroristshave the capability as well Its not a question of if says Centcom Commander General Lloyd Austin its a question of when And yet as Koppel makes clear the federal government while well prepared for natural disasters has no plan for the aftermath of an attack on the power grid The current Secretary of Homeland Security suggests keeping a battery powered radio In the absence of a government plan some individuals and communities have taken matters into their own hands Among the nations estimated three million preppers we meet one whose doomsday retreat includes a newly excavated three acre lake stocked with fish and a Wyoming homesteader so self sufficient that he crafted the thousands of adobe bricks in his house by hand We also see the unrivaled disaster preparedness of the Mormon church with its enormous storehouses high tech dairies orchards and proprietary trucking company the fruits of a long tradition of anticipating the worst But how Koppel asks will ordinary civilians survive With urgency and authority one of our most renowned journalists examines a threat unique to our time and evaluates potential ways to prepare for a catastrophe that is all but inevitable

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