This blog is an announcement of sorts. I’m coming out of a months-long illness, and I’m able to write again. That’s a relief!
Congress, virtually at the last legislative minute in 2016, and unnoted by the press, finally passed the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act (CIPA)—arguably the most important cyber-security legislation ever approved. The bill, long-championed by Congressman Trent Franks (AZ) and sponsored by Senator Ron Johnson (WI) in the Senate, has traveled a long road.
What you'll find here is one of the most thorough resources available (for your own use and to pass along to your family and friends) about the threat to the power grid.
Below is a rich resource for those wanting more information about EMP. You'll find the entire manuscript of Dr. Pry's testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security, including:
- Dr. Pry's advocacy for proposed legislation to harden our infrastructure
- A thorough primer on EMP
Here's something I never thought I'd see. My friend Paul Ehrlich was invited to the Vatican to discuss "how to save the natural world on which we depend." The workshop will take place on 27 February through 1 March, 2017.
The Washington Post reported that malware associated with the Russian hacking operation Grizzly Steppe was detected at the Vermont utility Burlington Electric. Grizzly Steppe is the name of the recent cyberattack that included stollen emails from the Democratic National Committee, which were later released by WikiLeaks during this year’s presidential campaign. In short, the Russians launched a sophisticated attack targeting government organizations, think tanks, universities, political organizations, corporations, and critical infrastructure entities such as Burlington Electric.
President-Elect Donald Trump pledged to make the vulnerable power grid a national security priority.
Below is an interview with the Journalist Ted Koppel, who released his book Lights Out in October, 2015. Lights Out is the non-fiction version of my novel Patriarch Run. It details why we are so vulnerable to a cyberattack on our power grid. In my novel the bad guy wants to take down the grid as a means to commit mass murder on a scale never seen before in human history.
I want to share some of the most important work being done in the world. Below you'll find Population Media Center's strategic plan. In a nut shell, they are aiming to triple their impact. Population Media Center is currently working in 10 countries. They aim to be working in 30 countries by 2025.