Friday, September 25, 2015

America unprepared for devastating 'Black Swan'

WASHINGTON – Supply-chain disruptions often are the result of adverse weather, unplanned telecom outages, data breaches or even cyber hacking.

However, the one “Black Swan” event that would make these instances pale by comparison and result in a cascading disruption is a natural or man-made electromagnetic pulse event.

A “Black Swan” is an event regarded at the time of its occurrence as unprecedented and unexpected but later, in hindsight, understood to have been inevitable.

An EMP is in that category, since scientific experts repeatedly warn that a major EMP event is not a question of if, but when.

Barrett Moore, a security specialist and founder of the security company Triple Canopy, told WND that federal officials have modeled the effects of a “Black Swan” event on the timely delivery of food, water, fuel, medical care and technology. But they have done it primarily for the government’s benefit.

Read more at WND


1 comment:

Paul, Dammit! said...

I live in south FL. I'd be in some trouble. With hurricanes being an issue, I'm set up OK for food and water, but security would be an issue. Place is dynamic and a lot of fun to live, but I suspect a lot of folks'd go feral right quick!