It’s often said that one of the surest ways to cause fear, calamity or concern is to disrupt the simplest things that most people take for granted. Disrupting the power supply, and access to all of the technologies upon which we depend for modern life, would certainly be one way for our nation’s enemies to disrupt our modern society.
Many people have heard of Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) – which is a significant threat to U.S. Critical Infrastructure and the subject of study by the Governmental Accountability Office, Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council and the Senate Committee for Homeland Affairs – but few people have seen it with their own eyes or have an understanding of how it works. Similarly, many people have heard of “vandalism” and “cyber threats” to our nation’s public utilities but aren’t familiar with the pervasive, frequent, and potentially catastrophic nature of these attacks.Join webinar host, Tommy Waller from the Center for Security Policy as he introduces law enforcement professionals to these issues. His presentation will combine audio, visual, and video methods to facilitate a discussion about the following:
• the four main threats to the U.S. Electric Grid (physical, cyber, electromagnetic, and geomagnetic),
• identify who poses these threats (state actors, non-state actors, and mother nature),
• and discuss the implications of a pro-longed blackout to U.S. critical infrastructure and American society.
Resources Mentioned During Webinar
- Real Risk Management For the Electrical Grid: Competent Risk Management Based on Authoritative Threat Assessments (Real Risk Management Series) (Volume 1)
- One Second After (A John Matherson Novel)
- Powering Through “From Fragile Infrastructures To Community Resilience
- Triple Threat Power Grid Exercise: High Impact Threats Workshop and Tabletop Exercises Examining Extreme Space Weather, EMP and Cyber Attacks
- Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath