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US Power grid needs Massive overhaul for Cyber Attack

Ted Koppel has just put out a book detailing a frightening scenario if the US power grid was compromised due to a cyber attack...and well, it would cripple our infrastructure for months or years.

http://www.salon.com/2015/10/27/ted_koppel_exposes_the_biggest_threat_to_national_security_you_havent_heard_about_the_government_has_no_plan/

 

The worst part, according to his interviews with key officials, is that the Federal Government has no plan to combat this threat. His findings predict this is inevitable, and millions of lives will be lost who cannot sustain themselves on more than one week of emergency supplies. What can be done (either at a national or local level) to mitigate losses from a disaster scenario such as this, and shouldn't this be a primary concern for FEMA and the federal government?

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