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November 13, 2013

American Blackout: National Geographic imagines a national power outage caused by a cyber attack

Filed under: Cybersecurity — by Christopher Bellavita on November 13, 2013

A National Geographic re-broadcast:

American Blackout imagines the story of a national power failure in the United States caused by a cyberattack ? told in real time, over 10 days, by those who kept filming on cameras and phones. You’ll learn what it means to be absolutely powerless. Gritty, visceral and totally immersive, see what it might take to survive from day one, and who would be left standing when the lights come back on.

The program is scheduled to be shown (again) on Wednesday, November 13th at 9 pm Eastern time – and various other times throughout the day.

If you don’t have a television, but do have the internet, there is a copy of the one hour and twenty-seven minute program on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PreJvrljihI


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Comment by William R. Cumming

November 13, 2013 @ 8:00 am

Clearly the threat is there! Why? A largely corrupt Congress, DoE, and regulatory system.

Comment by William R. Cumming

November 13, 2013 @ 9:37 am

BTW energy outages were made real by the NYC 1965 and 1977 blackouts.

Comment by William R. Cumming

November 13, 2013 @ 9:45 am

I have several friends who worked in or knowledgeable about energy grid and electriclty transmission policy and issues.

They uniformly suggest that the USA grid is not only not the world’s best system [not really a system] but does have many characteristics of the Third World.

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