Hello again, everyone. Today finds us with a new book review and this time it is Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath, by
In this New York Times bestselling investigation, Ted Koppel reveals that a major cyber attack 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. This book speaks to the very real situation that could present itself in the decades to come.
This book also examines the unrivaled disaster preparedness of the Mormon church, with its enormous storehouses, high-tech dairies, orchards, proprietary trucking company, and the fruits of a long tradition of anticipating the worst.
This book is an interesting and timely read. To find out more about this book, click here.
Please note, this book was received from Blogging for Books publishers; all opinions are my own. Thank you