Journalist Ted Koppel Warns U.S. Not Doing Enough to Prepare for Attack on Power Grid

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 (Steven Biver)

A significant cyberattack on America's power grid is not only possible but likely, according to veteran journalist Ted Koppel. In his new book, "Lights Out," the longtime "Nightline" anchor argues that the power grid is extremely vulnerable to an attack that could cause a months-long blackout, crippling key electrical, communication and transportation infrastructure. Despite the inevitability of such an attack, he says, the federal government has no recovery plan in place. Koppel examines the ways individuals and the government can prepare for the potential catastrophe.


Ted Koppel, author of "Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath"; anchor for "Nightline" from 1980 to 2005