The Resource Lights out : a cyberattack, a nation unprepared, surviving the aftermath, Ted Koppel

Lights out : a cyberattack, a nation unprepared, surviving the aftermath, Ted Koppel

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Lights out : a cyberattack, a nation unprepared, surviving the aftermath
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Lights out
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a cyberattack, a nation unprepared, surviving the aftermath
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Ted Koppel
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eng
Summary
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 isn't just a scenario. A well-designed attack on just one of the nation's three electric power grids could cripple much of our infrastructure -- and 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 actors -- from "hacktivists" to terrorists -- have the capability as well. It's not a question of if, it's 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. In the absence of a government plan, some individuals and communities have taken matters into their own hands. But how, Koppel asks, will ordinary civilians survive?
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DLC
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363.11/933379320973
Index
index present
LC call number
TK1025
LC item number
.K67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Lights out : a cyberattack, a nation unprepared, surviving the aftermath, Ted Koppel
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Lights out : a cyberattack, a nation unprepared, surviving the aftermath, Ted Koppel
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-262) and index
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nc
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rdacontent.
Contents
Part 1: A cyberattack. Warfare 2.0 -- AK-47s and EMPs -- Regulation gridlock -- Attack surfaces -- Guardians of the grid -- What are the odds? -- Preparing the battlefield -- Independent actors -- Part II: A nation unprepared. Step up, step down -- Extra batteries -- State of emergency -- Press six if you've been affected by a disaster -- Part III: Surviving the aftermath. The ark builders -- Some men ARE an island -- Where the buffalo roamed -- The Mormons -- State of Deseret -- Constructive ambiguity -- Solutions -- Summing up -- Epilogue: The virtue of a plan
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24 cm.
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 279 pages
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9780553419986
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(trade pbk.)
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2015019999
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