Midnight In The Desert — cyber terror

Is the Power Grid Getting More Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks?

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Is the Power Grid Getting More Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks?

Two weeks ago it was cyberattacks on the Irish power grid. Last month it was a digital assault on U.S. energy companies, including a nuclear power plant. Back in December a Russian hack of a Vermont utility was all over the news. From the media buzz, one might conclude that power grid infrastructure is teetering on the brink of a hacker-induced meltdown. The real story is more nuanced, however. Scientific American spoke with grid cybersecurity expert Robert M. Lee, CEO of industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos, Inc., to sort out fact from hype. Dragos, which aims to protect critical infrastructure from...

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Wed July 27 - Bobby Akart - Terrorism & The Grid

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Wed July 27 - Bobby Akart - Terrorism & The Grid

Websites: BobbyAkart.com FreedomPreppers.com TheBostonBrahmin.com Bobby Akart is a six-time Amazon #1 Bestselling Author and has achieved the coveted Amazon Top 100 Author ranking in all five available genres. His best-seller “Prepping for Tomorrow” series includes a poignant analysis of the threats our nation faces from Cyber Warfare, Economic Collapse, and EMPs of both natural and man-made origin. He is also author of political thriller series Boston Brahmin, and the Blackout Series, the first book of which just released on Sunday and is already made it to #1 seller in three categories on Amazon.com Bobby is a former attorney with an...

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NATO likely to declare cyberspace a warfare domain at Warsaw summit

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NATO likely to declare cyberspace a warfare domain at Warsaw summit

The upcoming NATO summit in Poland is likely to enter the history books as the event where cyberspace was officially declared an operational warzone, according to the military official in charge of building Germany’s cyber command. All 28 NATO member states are likely to agree to the proposal during the Warsaw summit, to be held in the Polish capital on July 8-9, Major General Ludwig Leinhos announced at the Berlin Air Show this week, Reuters reports. Leinhos, a former director at NATO Headquarters Consultation, Command and Control Staff, is known at home for heading the German military's efforts to establish...

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Is commercial aviation as safe and secure as we're told?

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Is commercial aviation as safe and secure as we're told?

On Thursday, May 19, EgyptAir flight MS804, traveling from Paris to Cairo, crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. All 66 passengers and crew members aboard were killed. Terrorism is suspected. This is the fifth major airline crash since the beginning of this year, a fact that may cause some people to wonder if flying is as safe as we’ve been taught to believe. As a criminologist who studies security and safety leadership, I have reviewed how the airline industry measures its safety record and examined four different kinds of threats – airport security, flight safety, regulations violations and cybersecurity – in...

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