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

Koppel, Ted, 1940- (author.).

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Erlanger Branch LT 363.1193337 K83L 2015 (Text) 33126020493627 Large Type Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 080419484X
  • ISBN: 9780804194846
  • Physical Description: viii, 356 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-324) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Part I: A Cyberattack -- 1. Warfare 2.0 -- 2. AK-47s and EMPs -- 3. Regulation Gridlock -- 4. Attack Surfaces -- 5. Guardians of the Grid -- 6. What Are the Odds? -- 7. Preparing the Battlefield -- 8. Independent Actors -- Part II: A Nation Unprepared -- 9. Step Up, Step Down -- 10. Extra Batteries -- 11. State of Emergency -- 12. Press Six If You've Been Affected by a Disaster -- Part III: Surviving the Aftermath -- 13. The Ark Builders -- 14. Some Men Are an Island -- 15. Where the Buffalo Roamed -- 16. The Mormons -- 17. State of Deseret -- 18. Constructive Ambiguity -- 19. Solutions -- 20. Summing Up -- Epilogue: The Virtue of a Plan.
Summary, etc.: Imagine a blackout lasting not days, but weeks or months and affecting tens of millions of people over several states. Koppel believes that 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. And the federal government, while well prepared for natural disasters, has no plan for the aftermath of an attack on the power grid. How, Koppel asks, will ordinary civilians survive?
Subject: Self-reliant living United States
Cyberterrorism United States
Emergency management United States
Electric utilities Security measures United States
Genre: Large type books.

TED KOPPEL, a 42-year veteran of ABC News, was anchor and managing editor of Nightline from 1980 to 2005. New York University recently named Koppel one of the top 100 American journalists of the past 100 years. He has won every significant television award, including 8 George Foster Peabody Awards, 11 Overseas Press Club Awards (one more than the previous record holder, Edward R. Murrow), 12 duPont-Columbia Awards and 42 Emmys. Since 2005 he has served as managing editor of the Discovery Channel, as a news analyst for BBC America, as a special correspondent for Rock Center, and continues to function as commentator and non-fiction book critic at NPR. He has been a contributing columnist to the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal and is the author the New York Times bestseller Off Camera.

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