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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.

Russian Malware in Power Grid

Russian Malware in Power Grid

 

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.

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.

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.

National Intelligence Council Reports on Threats to the Grid

National Intelligence Council Reports on Threats to the Grid

The societal catastrophe that would result if the grid went down was once dismissed by many as a concern of conspiracy theorists. Those days are ending as a growing number of authoritative sources have acknowledged the threat in an official capacity. 

World's Most Dangerous Computer Virus

World's Most Dangerous Computer Virus

This BBC Documentary suggests that the Blaster worm caused the largest blackout in North American history: 50 million people without power, $6 billion in damage. The documentary also makes the case that it would be easy to shut down the entire gird with a cyber attack.

Blackout Wars

Blackout Wars

I want to introduce you to one of the most authoritative sources on the vulnerability of our critical infrastructure, Blackout Wars.

Ted Koppel: Devastating Cyberattack On America’s Power Grid Likely

Ted Koppel: Devastating Cyberattack On America’s Power Grid Likely

Ted Koppel reveals that a devastating cyberattack on America’s power grid is not only possible but likely and that the United States is shockingly unprepared.