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Black Ice: Cyber-terrorism and the Private Sector

Corporate America is still in denial about the threat of cyber-terrorist attacks against critical facilities in the energy, telecommunications and financial industries. Editor’s Note: Dan Verton’s book gets its title from an emergency planning exercise for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah, code-named Black Ice. In the simulation, a major ice storm combines with the disruption of utility computer systems to produce regional blackouts, Internet outages, cell phone overload and telephone failures. It demonstrated the devastating effect of physical and electronic attacks on the power grid and everything that depends on power, including computer systems. An earlier exercise, run by the National Security Agency (NSA) and code-named Eligible Receiver, was equally chilling. Full Story

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