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Join Us For a Twitter Chat on Blackhat and Nuclear Energy January 16 at 3:15 P.M.

A pensive Hemsworth.
Last week we first took note of the television ad blitz around Blackhat, the new cyber crime thriller directed starring Chris Hemsworth that premieres tomorrow all around the USA.

Obviously, the timing for the movie could hardly be better, coming off the recent hacking of the Twitter feed for U.S. Central Command and word that cyber security will be front and center in next Tuesday's State of the Union.

Why are we interested? As we mentioned last week, there's an early plot point that involves the hacking of control systems at a nuclear power plant - an eventuality that the industry has taken safeguards against.

Thanks to bad timing, we weren't able to get a seat to a press screening on Tuesday night (props to NBC Universal for making a good faith effort to get us inside, we appreciate it), but we'll be paying for a ticket and seeing the film tomorrow afternoon at a theater in Washington a few blocks from the White House. Bill Gross, NEI's cyber security expert, will be part of our delegation. After watching the film, we'll return to the office to host a Twitter chat with Bill on the movie and how cyber security is conducted at U.S. nuclear facilities. Please join us at 3:15 p.m. for the chat. In the meantime, please submit your questions to us using #aboutblackhat.

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