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Lights Out - A Cyberattack, a Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath-logo

Lights Out - A Cyberattack, a Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath

Ted Koppel

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In this New York Times bestselling investigation, 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 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," says Centcom Commander General Lloyd Austin, "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. 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 nation's 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, o

Language:

English

Length:

8h 11m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:02


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:38


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:45


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:27


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:33


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:05


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:50


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:36


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:05


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:20


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:48


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:14


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:14


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:40


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:18


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:11


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:31


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:08


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:25


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:53


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:14


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:25


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:12


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:36


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:34


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:15


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:09


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:35


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:02


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:59


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:58


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:29


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

00:37