Zero: the number of security experts Ted Koppel consulted for hysterical cyberwar book

Ted Koppel's new book, Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath warns of an impending disaster when America's critical infrastructure will be destroyed by cyberattackers, plunging the nation into a literal dark age.

Cybersecurity is important! Our infrastructure is vulnerable! Both of these things are true.

Another thing that is true: Koppel is full of shit, and got all his information from Beltway contractors and "insiders" who want to sell the government magic cybersecurity beans:

Q: Did you interview penetration testers who have experience in the electric generation/transmission sector for this book?

Ted Koppel: No, I did not.

Ted Koppel Writes Entire Book About How Hackers Will Take Down Our Electric Grid... And Never Spoke To Any Experts
[Mike Masnick/Techdirt]


(Image: Ted Koppel 1976, public domain)