DOOMSDAY: Military outlines survival plan if America’s power systems are wiped out by cyber attacks

DOOMSDAY: Military outlines survival plan if America’s power systems are wiped out by cyber attacks

General Keith Alexander warns that the United States of America is under an increasing risk for cyber attacks to power systems. Alexander is a retired general and former chief of the National Security Agency.

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Dubbed Rapid Attack Detection, Isolation and Characterization (RADICS), its goal is to develop automated systems to deal with a loss of power.

They say these systems should help utilities engineers restore power within seven days of an attack.

If America’s power system reaches a Doomsday status and needs a plan, the system in place provides for survival and restoration. The RADICS system seeks to stop attacks while limiting false positives while automating systems to deal with loss of power. A cyber attack that dismantles the power grid of the country would present a lights out problem that ranges from the cost of a solution, possible increase in crime, families without power, and causing a detriment to economy while lights are out and businesses are closed. Not to mention national security, banks, local utility companies etc, not having power.

One has to wonder where the famed Anonymous group falls into place, as they’ve made it very clear that they will battle ISIS on the cyber front lines. I believe Anonymous is more advanced in their scope of knowledge and technical logistics and is be superior to even that of the USA military’s cyber defense unit.

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