The movie The Matrix depicts an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, but not even this fantastical Hollywood movie captures the realistic damage such an attack would have on the nation’s computer systems. An EMP is a quick, powerful blast of electromagnetic energy that ranges across a significant portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Another misconception that movies like The Matrix propagate is the reality of the damage caused by an EMP.
If such a large-scale attack happened, it is estimated that within 12 months of a nationwide blackout, up to 90 percent of the U.S.
It is important for cybersecurity professionals to understand the causes and characteristics of EMP and how a directed burst of high energy can damage today’s vulnerable computer systems and electrical systems.
APUS, attacks, computer systems, critical infrastructure, cyber-security, cybersecurity, defense, degrees in cybersecurity, Dr. Considered an unlikely event by most people in years past, the more it has been discussed in both the private sector and the Pentagon, the more likely it has become that we will one day be attacked by an EMP, seems to be what the data on the EMP threat is saying. 300,000 million people (the population of the United States) will quickly descend on the packaged food left on store shelves in the initial hours of the realization that an EMP had taken place. There will be additional panic that will become widespread across the states — a concern that grocery stores are shutting down permanently, due to the EMP. The military is of course aware of EMP and many of their systems have been hardened against this threat. Im Guessing that there are still Thousands of People who still Have vehicles, Tools , Sewing machines and other non-chipped items that would still be operable after an EMP.
An EMP attack on the USA would be the best thing ever to happen to you war mongering genocidal bastards.


There is a lot of conjecture as to whether or not non-running vehicles with computers will operate when started up after an EMP. On a positive note, steam engines (trains) still abound, gasifiers are simple to make (i’ve made three) and they will run anything from generators to cars and old 8n ford tractors. Ofcourse bicycles and hand crank generators will abound but you cannot leave out the trusty Horse, Mule and wagons for a multitude of task from grading roads, logging, moving produce in bulk, mail.
An EMP attack will be quite bad (understatement) even if it happens at night with less planes in the air. So I checked out the link to the empcommission.org and although there were multiple google hits for various papers and website citations the site itself is down.
The SyFy channel’s newest original movie, Sharknado, took social media by storm earlier this month and continues to gain traction (a sequel is in the works). An EMP attack against the United States would mean a complete shutdown of the electric grid, disabling virtually all communications, transportation, and service systems. In June, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich addressed members of the EMP Caucus in an effort to bring much-needed attention to the threat. There are several skeptics who brush off the EMP threat as nothing more than a theory endorsed by those who possess an “unusual phobia for outlandish doomsday scenarios.” Yet, the EMP threat is far from outlandish, and something the United States government cannot afford to ignore.
Considering the reality of the threat of an EMP attack, accusations of “unusual phobias” and “outlandish doomsday scenarios” should be reserved for the producers of Sharknado. The tagline of the movie reads simply, “Enough Said!” because there is not much else to say about a hurricane causing tornadoes full of bloodthirsty sharks to rain down on land, ending life as we know it. Yet, there is an apocalyptic threat for which the United States is utterly unprepared—an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack that would indeed end life as we know it.


An EMP attack is made possible by the detonation of a nuclear device high in the atmosphere, causing an intense burst of electromagnetic energy enabled by the rapid acceleration of charged particles.
Even more cause for concern is that, as technological dependence grows exponentially, so does the vulnerability of the United States to an EMP attack. Congress needs to do much more to explore options for addressing the vulnerability of the United States to an EMP attack and take preventive measures, such as beginning to harden vital parts of the electric grid. If a large electric transformer was hit by an EMP it would have to be replaced with new equipment. I know about the Carrington event, I know about the wacky powerline event in Canada a few decades ago, I agree that a lot of electronics could be fried but… after a career as a pilot in the military, I have not seen EMP weapons, I have never seen a jet down due to EMP, we have never changed our battle plan based on EMP (nuke blast, yes, EMP, no). To see a realistic horror scenario based on true events, check out the EMP excerpt from Heritage’s original film 33 Minutes. Undamaged equipment would only be found beyond the zone of the EMP, which could be far away. Protecting a sufficiently large percentage of our population from EMP to ensure our survival would be pretty easy and the cost would be next to nothing…but the PTB are too damn dumb to embark upon a realistic course of action, which would consist of a few simple rule changes, so most of the population is going to be screwed if a EMP occurs.



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Comments

  1. 25.11.2014 at 23:23:15


    EMF specialists, I have heard related pollution on the rapid-cooking rice, potato flakes, oatmeal, hot.

    Author: svetlana
  2. 25.11.2014 at 21:28:29


    Dirt (I've observed Boy Scouts do this.

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