WORST-CASE SCE­NAR­IOS

Mid Day - - BREAKING IT DOWN -

Elec­tric­ity Black­out of power grids has al­ready hap­pened in Ukraine

Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Hack­ers could strike tele­phone and In­ter­net net­works and take them off­line

Fi­nan­cial sys­tem Col­lapse of bank­ing sys­tem and stock ex­change

Hos­pi­tals Fail­ure of life-sav­ing equip­ment, med­i­cal records

Flights Air­craft sys­tems can be hacked for hi­jack­ing or crash

Trans­porta­tion Hack­ing traf­fic or rail­way sig­nals could cause col­li­sions

Nu­clear fa­cil­i­ties Cat­a­strophic or par­tial fail­ure like in Iran in 2010

Weapons Nearly all of US’ new weapons sys­tems are vul­ner­a­ble to cy­ber at­tacks

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