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Lights out : a cyberattack, a nation unprepared, surviving ... Read More

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Covington Branch 363.1193337 K83L 2015 (Text) 33126021013846 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Erlanger Branch 363.1193337 K83L 2015 (Text) 33126021013861 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 12/16/2021

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  • ISBN: 0553419986 (trade pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780553419986 (trade pbk.)
  • ISBN: 055341996X (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780553419962 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: viii, 279 pages ; 24 cm
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  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2015]

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Imagine a blackout lasting not days, but weeks or ... Read More
Subject: Self-reliant living United States
Preparedness
Cyberterrorism United States
Emergency management United States
Electric utilities Security measures United States
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? 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.--Adapted from book jacket.
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