The book “Lights Out” hits very close to home. I have several decades of computer programming and risk management background and the situations that the author describes are a real threat. The ability to hack into nearly any system is not only an on-going issue but with each new development or technology introduced the exposure continues to grow and becomes a higher risk each day. The continued attacks are not going away and the deregulation of the energy business has exposed many areas of inadequate systems that lack the ability to stop from being hacked. The key concern is not only the hacking of the systems but what happens when those systems are shut down. How many of us will be able to live without electricity, running water or the ability to dispose of sanitary waste. After weeks or even months of critical systems being down the ability to live in the manner we have become use to disappears and is replaced with the basic needs of survival. This book is hoping to alert people that the threat is real and bring this topic up so that we will take it seriously.
I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review of this book.