Lights out : a cyberattack, a nation unprepared, surviving the aftermath Ted Koppel.

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    • Publication Information:
      First large print edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "A renowned broadcast journalist reports that a major cyberattack on America's power grid is not only possible but likely, that it would be unimaginably devastating and that the United States is shockingly unprepared."--NoveList.
    • Content Notes:
      Part I: A Cyberattack -- 1. Warfare 2.0 -- 2. AK-47s and EMPs -- 3. Regulation Gridlock -- 4. Attack Surfaces -- 5. Guardians of the Grid -- 6. What Are the Odds? -- 7. Preparing the Battlefield -- 8. Independent Actors -- Part II: A Nation Unprepared -- 9. Step Up, Step Down -- 10. Extra Batteries -- 11. State of Emergency -- 12. Press Six If You've Been Affected by a Disaster -- Part III: Surviving the Aftermath -- 13. The Ark Builders -- 14. Some Men Are an Island -- 15. Where the Buffalo Roamed -- 16. The Mormons -- 17. State of Deseret -- 18. Constructive Ambiguity -- 19. Solutions -- 20. Summing Up -- Epilogue: The Virtue of a Plan.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-324) and index.
    • ISBN:
      9780804194846
      080419484X
    • Accession Number:
      ocn913331307
      913331307
    • Accession Number:
      fay.465979
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    • ABNT:
      KOPPEL, T. Lights out : a cyberattack, a nation unprepared, surviving the aftermath. First large print edition. [s. l.]: Random House Large Print, 2015. ISBN 9780804194846. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.465979. Acesso em: 28 out. 2020.
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      Koppel T. Lights out : A Cyberattack, a Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath. First large print edition. Random House Large Print; 2015. Accessed October 28, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.465979
    • APA:
      Koppel, T. (2015). Lights out : a cyberattack, a nation unprepared, surviving the aftermath (First large print edition.). Random House Large Print.
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      Koppel, Ted. 2015. Lights out : A Cyberattack, a Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath. First large print edition. Random House Large Print. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.465979.
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      Koppel, T. (2015) Lights out : a cyberattack, a nation unprepared, surviving the aftermath. First large print edition. Random House Large Print. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.465979 (Accessed: 28 October 2020).
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      Koppel, Ted. Lights out : A Cyberattack, a Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath. First large print edition., Random House Large Print, 2015. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.465979.
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      Koppel, Ted. Lights out : A Cyberattack, a Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath. First large print edition. Random House Large Print, 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.465979.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Koppel T. Lights out : a cyberattack, a nation unprepared, surviving the aftermath [Internet]. First large print edition. Random House Large Print; 2015 [cited 2020 Oct 28]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.465979

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2015 October #1

*Starred Review* A cyberattack on our nation's power grid could cause a national blackout that only 1 in 10 Americans could survive if it lasted a year, according to a government study. The certainty about the prospects of a cyberattack on our power grid is conventional wisdom among many security experts interviewed by award-winning journalist Koppel for this exposé on the vulnerability of our infrastructure. The problem is that the vast majority of electrical companies are privately owned, with little incentive to spend billions to protect against a threat they do not believe is real. Koppel draws on interviews with industry officials and security and communication experts, inside and outside of the government, for a harrowing look at the threats we face and our utter lack of preparedness. China and Russia have already penetrated our grid network, and experts predict that North Korea and stateless terrorist groups are capable of and willing to launch attacks to disable our basic infrastructure. Meanwhile, FEMA, the agency most often assumed to handle disasters, has no plans for the aftermath of a cyberattack. Koppel explores lessons learned from preppers, survivalists, and Mormons on how to prepare for disaster but warns that a larger, government-led effort is needed. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2015 June #1

According to Koppel, a four-decades-plus veteran of ABC News who has won literally dozens of awards (e.g., 42 Emmys), America is completely unprepared for the consequences of a major cyberattack on its power grid, which would be no light, heat, running water, or sewage treatment and no place to get information or money. At least he suggests ways to protect ourselves.

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LJ Reviews 2015 November #1

Veteran ABC television newsman Koppel has worked with big problems for most of his career. Here he looks primarily at the electrical grid supporting our modern society. Koppel examines how an attack on it might take place, originating from both other nations and individuals; how unprepared the U.S. government and companies are to deal with such an event; and how difficult it will be for citizens and organizations to cope with a long-term outage (of months or even years). The experts Koppel interviewed, and the other sources he consulted all highlight the interconnectedness and vulnerability of this vital infrastructure and what we must do to protect it. One theme is that we have long been a reactive society, when a vigorous and coordinated proactive approach, while expensive, would return much better results in the long run. The threat is real, complicated, and growing; as it stands, individual survival if the lights go out will be extremely hard. VERDICT Easy to read and understand; recommended for all libraries. [See Prepub Alert, 5/4/15.]—Daniel Blewett, Coll. of DuPage Lib., Glen Ellyn, IL

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