Monday, September 5, 2011
If you think EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) events are coming to a continent near you within the next 10 years then...
I recently posted on various LinkedIn.com groups asking what specific steps companies have taken to prepare for major EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) events -- large-scale geomagnetic storms (solar flares) or high-altitude nuclear explosions. The responses ranged from flippant comments saying it was futile to do anything because the nationwide electrical grid would be destroyed anyway, to sensible suggestions for corporate survival when there may be no or intermittent electrical supply nationwide for weeks or months.
Possibly years. Plus partial breakdown of emergency services and/or social order for weeks or months.
In sum, there seems to be small appreciation in the Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery / Insurance communities for the gravity of the danger of EMP events and their high likelihood of taking place during our professional lifetimes.
For those of you with serious interest in having your companies withstand an EMP event -- and in seeing EMP events as potential corporate business opportunities -- please join our dedicated discussion group on the topic here:
-->> EMP Defense Council -- Preparing for Electro-Magnetic Pulse
David A. Palella
EMP DEFENSE COUNCIL(sm)
[ Electro-Magnetic Pulse Defense Council(sm) ]
San Diego, California
EMP Defense Council -- Preparing for Electro-Magnetic Pulse
(1) Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) Defense Council(C) Founded in San Diego, California on Pearl Harbor Day
(2) The EMP Defense Council(C) Announces the Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) Priority Hardening List Ranked by Industry Vulnerability, and Proposes a Markets-Based Approach to Addressing Solar or Nuclear EMP Events
(3) EMP Defense Council(SM) Highlights Calculable Risks of Solar Cycle Peak in 2013
(4) "Corporate & Director Liability in Major Disasters: Quantifying the Potential Risks and Opportunities"
08 March 2011 @ Mintz Levin law offices, San Diego, CA
P.S. 1: Here is a 145-year history of major solar storms:
P.S. 2: Watch EMP tests conducted at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Highly confined and man-made EMPs instantly and permanently disable a flying model helicopter and a full-sized automobile in motion:
“EMP Part 1”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fvu08Y9XJ0U
“EMP Part 2”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0odJKYTzXg8