EMP Vulnerability

EMP Vulnerability

Other than specially designed military and homeland security facilities, civilian and many government facilities worldwide are not protected from EMP disruption from natural or man-made sources.  The following is excerpted from “Report of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack”:

All of the critical functions of US society and related infrastructures—electric power, telecommunications, energy, financial, transportation, emergency services, water, food, etc.—have electronic devices embedded in most aspects of their systems, often providing critical controls.  Electric power has thus emerged as an essential service underlying US society and all of its other critical infrastructures.  Telecommunications has grown to a critical level but may not rise to the same level as electrical power in terms of risk to the Nation’s survival.  All other infrastructures and critical functions are dependent upon the support of electric power and telecommunications. Therefore, we must make special efforts to prepare and protect these two high-leverage systems.”


Mission Critical Data:

mission critical data center

Power Grid:

power grid

Military Equipment:

military

 

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