EMP

Executive Order on Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulses

Executive Order on Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulses

It's been a long time coming, but now it's here. The President signed an executive order to help protect the country from EMP.

Grid-Protecting CIPA: Enacted, But In Time?

Grid-Protecting CIPA: Enacted, But In Time?

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. 
 

Very Thorough Resource on the Threat to the Grid

Very Thorough Resource on the Threat to the Grid

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.

What is EMP and What is Being Done to Protect Us?

What is EMP and What is Being Done to Protect Us?

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

Trump Pledges to Secure the Grid

Trump Pledges to Secure the Grid

President-Elect Donald Trump pledged to make the vulnerable power grid a national security priority. 

Ted Koppel Talks About the Power Grid

Ted Koppel Talks About the Power Grid

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.

New EMP Weapon

New EMP Weapon

Boeing successfully tested an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapon capable of disabling electronics. The Counter-electronics High-powered Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP) was tested in Utah at a training range.

Are Large Transformers A Threat to National Security?

Are Large Transformers A Threat to National Security?

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) assessed the vulnerability of the large power transformers of the U.S. power grid and identified the vulnerability of the transformers as a major national security concern.

Zero Days

Zero Days

The bad guy in my realistic thriller Patriarch Run wants to use a sophisticated cyberattack to take down America's power grid. You can review my research and learn just how that can be done at my Discussion Guide. And now there's a new documentary that explores the implications of such an attack.

Executive Order to Prepare Nation for Space Weather Events

Executive Order to Prepare Nation for Space Weather Events

President Obama acknowledged the existential threat our vulnerable power grid poses to our civilization on October 13, 2016, by signing an Executive Order to prepare the Nation for space weather events.  This is significant to me because I finished the first draft of my thriller Patriarch Runwhich highlights the vulnerability of the grid in realistic and accurate detail, in 2010. At that time, people simply weren't taking the threat to the grid seriously. They are now!