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Lights out [electronic resource] : A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath. Ted Koppel.

Koppel, Ted. (Author). Koppel, Ted. (Added Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781101888964 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2015.

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General Note:
Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator: Ted Koppel.
Summary, etc.:
In this tour de force of investigative reporting, Ted Koppel reveals that a major cyberattack on America's 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 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...
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Genre: Electronic books.

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