The Electric Infrastructure Security (EIS) council’s second annual Earth Ex is coming Wednesday, August 22nd. You can submit an email address to get exercise notifications.
Our integrated world – and the “catch” that comes with it
In the modern world, everything we do depends on nationally and globally interconnected utility, infrastructure, resource and service networks. Together, they are much like our bodies – a fully integrated, interdependent organic system.
But there is a catch. Like our bodies, this integration – while critically important – brings with it a unique vulnerability. If any major piece fails, the whole system can collapse. Six “Black Sky” hazards represent particularly serious concerns for such vulnerabilities.
What can be done?
Sector by sector, nation by nation, leading government organizations and corporations are beginning to make investments and develop plans to build resilience against these “Black Sky” hazard scenarios. With EARTH EX, they are joining together to evaluate those plans.
But government organizations and corporations cannot do this alone. Resilience – at the level that will be needed for these extreme hazards – begins with individuals, with families and with neighborhoods.
The Individual and Family EARTH EX Experience
Individual and Family participants in EARTH EX will have an opportunity to experience the same full-scale video “injects” used by their corporate and government colleagues, as an introduction to a special, animated, interactive learning experience.
In the exercise, you will learn some of the most important preparatory steps you can take to prepare for extreme hazards:
To protect yourself and your family, and prepare to help your friends and neighbors to get through an unprecedented crisis.
Who is participating?
Professional sectors are participating in six categories:
- Utilities (electricity, water and communications providers)
- Government (all levels of government, law enforcement, finance and emergency responders)
- Non-profits (both local and international organizations)
- Health (health services of all kinds)
- Cyberworld (cyber response and forensics)
- Private sector providers (transportation, retail, factories, agriculture, finance, food and pharmaceuticals)
- And for the first time … individuals and families, adults and children