The Diva is looking for some information and citations, if possible.
A friend of mine, not in the emergency management field, has been pressing me for specifics and reassurance that the arguments Ted Koppel has been making re cyber attacks taking down the electric grid in the east for 2 months to 2 years are not as drastic as he states.
I have been trying to assure her that the emergency management community in this country has plans and the situation would not be a dire as Koppel indicates. I have tried to find some articles that include rebuttals by the electric industry or others, but I cannot locate any. As a media figure, Koppel has received a huge amount of publicity. Where are the counter arguments and pushback?
Update: Here is one article I found that tries to give some balance to the arguments.
In the dark over power grid security. It appears that key federal agencies are not willing to talk to the media about the topic.
Fellow blogger Eric Holdeman think Koppel got the facts right about the threat and the risks. See his blog on the topic here. Eric is a former county emergency manager.