Talking of EMP, this can be the result of any of the two things-a nuclear explosion or a solar flare. In this post, we will take a look at some of the damages that may result from an EMP and some of the steps that you can take to mitigate or manage the effects of an EMP. By and large, a large EMP attack will often result in such widespread problems and this is one thing that should be well appreciated. In this article, we will take a look at some of the things that you need to know of about EMP and EMP attacks and will get you adequately equipped to handle whatever it is that life may throw at you in terms of an EMP attack.
By and large, when we talk of EMP, electromagnetic pulse, this is simply a wave of electromagnetic radiation. By and large, an EMP doesn’t directly cause hurt to people but will in most cases interact with power lines, metals, conductive materials, electronics and will be often be the cause for power spikes. In the event that the electromagnetic radiations are as high in strength, they often result in failures in the electronic devices. And just as we have already indicated above, the two most common causes of EMP are solar flares and nuclear explosions. Here under is a look at some of the things that an EMP can likely cause damage to.
Talking of these, note that there are quite a number of the items in the home and installations that may be affected and get damaged as a result of an EMP and these will depend on the magnitude or extent of solar flare or nuclear explosion causing the EMP. Talking of some of the items and installations that will be taking a hit in the event of a serious EMP, think of TV and radio broadcast equipment, power grid transformers and substations, telephone and mobile lines, aircraft and vehicle control systems, computers and other network connected devices, refrigerators, satellites that may be so located within the EMP perimeter. By and large, any sort of electronic or any item that is powered by electricity can get damaged as a result of an EMP.
Looking at the above basics, it is a fact that when we are looking at an EMP attack, we are not necessarily talking of a case where a country is actually declaring some form of nuclear war on another. By and large, we see the fact that an EMP attack is basically such an attack, which when it so happens to be of such a significant magnitude will have a serious effect on the electronics in a systems and can sure disrupt operations in any systems. It is important for governments and businesses to ensure that they have in place the right measures in place to protect their systems from potential EMP attacks.