. Rigorous, comprehensive, and a joy to read. Lawfare. Extraordinary and urgent. Washington post “Scary but well documented. Shane harris offers a deeper glimpse into this partnership than we have ever seen before, and he explains what the new cyber security regime means for all of us who spend our daily lives bound to the Internet—and are vulnerable to its dangers.
@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex #ad - War is superb. As recent revelations have shown, government agencies are joining with tech giants like Google and Facebook to collect vast amounts of information, and the military has also formed a new alliance with tech and finance companies to patrol cyberspace. Chilling.
Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know®Oxford University Press #ad - Most of all, cybersecurity issues affect us as individuals. And the cybersecurity issues that result challenge literally everyone: politicians wrestling with everything from cybercrime to online freedom; generals protecting the nation from new forms of attack, while planning new cyberwars; business executives defending firms from once unimaginable threats, and looking to make money off of them; lawyers and ethicists building new frameworks for right and wrong.
Singer and noted cyber expert allan friedman team up to provide the kind of easy-to-read, yet deeply informative resource book that has been missing on this crucial issue of 21st century life. Today, from communication to commerce to conflict, our entire modern way of life, fundamentally depends on the Internet.
Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know® #ad - Cybersecurity and cyberwar: what everyone Needs to Know® is the definitive account on the subject for us all, which comes not a moment too soon. What everyone needs to Know® is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press. Written in a lively, they take readers on a tour of the important and entertaining issues and characters of cybersecurity, why it all matters, filled with engaging stories and illustrative anecdotes, accessible style, the book is structured around the key question areas of cyberspace and its security: how it all works, and what can we do? Along the way, from the "Anonymous" hacker group and the Stuxnet computer virus to the new cyber units of the Chinese and U.
S. A generation ago, "cyberspace" was just a term from science fiction, used to describe the nascent network of computers linking a few university labs.
Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About ItHarperCollins e-books #ad - Cyber war exposes a virulent threat to our nation’s security. This is no x-files fantasy or conspiracy theory madness—this is real. Clarke sounds a timely and chilling warning about america’s vulnerability in a terrifying new international conflict—Cyber War! Every concerned American should read this startling and explosive book that offers an insider’s view of White House ‘Situation Room’ operations and carries the reader to the frontlines of our cyber defense.
. Author of the #1 new york times bestseller Against All Enemies, former presidential advisor and counter-terrorism expert Richard A.
Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber WarSimon & Schuster #ad - The general said it was. An eye-opening history of our government’s efforts to effectively manage our national security in the face of the largely open global communications network established by the World Wide Web…. Dark territory is a page-turner and consistently surprising” The New York Times. This set in motion the first presidential directive on computer security.
From the 1991 gulf war to conflicts in haiti, serbia, and iran, where cyber warfare played a significant role, Iraq, the former Soviet republics, Syria, Dark Territory chronicles a little-known past that shines an unsettling light on our future. An important, the never-before-told story of the computer scientists and the NSA, starred review, Pentagon, and gripping history” Kirkus Reviews, disturbing, and White House policymakers who invent and employ cyber wars—where every country can be a major power player and every hacker a mass destroyer.
Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War #ad - In june 1983, in which a teenager unwittingly hacks the Pentagon, President Reagan watched the movie War Games, and asked his top general if the scenario was plausible. Fred kaplan probes the inner corridors of the national security agency, and the national security debates in the White House to reveal the details of the officers, policymakers, the beyond-top-secret cyber units in the Pentagon, the “information warfare” squads of the military services, scientists, and spies who devised this new form of warfare and who have been planning—and more often than people know fighting—these wars for decades.
Understanding Cyber Conflict: Fourteen AnalogiesGeorgetown University Press #ad - The second section—what might cyber wars be like?—explores how lessons from several wars since the early nineteenth century, including the World Wars, could apply—or not—to cyber conflict in the twenty-first century. The chapters are divided into three groups. Cyber weapons and the possibility of cyber conflict—including interference in foreign political campaigns, attacks on infrastructure, industrial sabotage, scholars, and combined military campaigns—require policymakers, and citizens to rethink twenty-first-century warfare.
The first—what are cyber weapons like?—examines the characteristics of cyber capabilities and how their use for intelligence gathering, signaling, and precision striking compares with earlier technologies for such missions. The final section—what is preventing and/or Managing Cyber Conflict Like?—offers lessons from past cases of managing threatening actors and technologies.
Understanding Cyber Conflict: Fourteen Analogies #ad - Yet because cyber capabilities are so new and continually developing, there is little agreement about how they will be deployed, how effective they can be, and how they can be managed. Written by leading scholars, scholars, the fourteen case studies in this volume will help policymakers, and students make sense of contemporary cyber conflict through historical analogies to past military-technological problems.
Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital WeaponCrown #ad - At first, the firm’s programmers believed the malicious code on the machines was a simple, routine piece of malware. For stuxnet, it escaped the digital realm to wreak actual, as it came to be known, was unlike any other virus or worm built before: Rather than simply hijacking targeted computers or stealing information from them, physical destruction on a nuclear facility.
In these pages, execution, covering its genesis in the corridors of bush’s white house and its unleashing on systems in Iran—and telling the spectacular, and discovery, Wired journalist Kim Zetter draws on her extensive sources and expertise to tell the story behind Stuxnet’s planning, unlikely tale of the security geeks who managed to unravel a sabotage campaign years in the making.
. Here, zetter shows us how digital warfare developed in the US. The cause was a complete mystery—apparently as much to the technicians replacing the centrifuges as to the inspectors observing them. Propelled by zetter’s unique knowledge and access, and filled with eye-opening explanations of the technologies involved, Countdown to Zero Day is a comprehensive and prescient portrait of a world at the edge of a new kind of war.
Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon #ad - She takes us inside today’s flourishing zero-day “grey markets, ” in which intelligence agencies and militaries pay huge sums for the malicious code they need to carry out infiltrations and attacks. But countdown to Zero Day ranges far beyond Stuxnet itself. But as they and other experts around the world investigated, they discovered a mysterious virus of unparalleled complexity.
Top cybersecurity journalist kim zetter tells the story behind the virus that sabotaged Iran’s nuclear efforts and shows how its existence has ushered in a new age of warfare—one in which a digital attack can have the same destructive capability as a megaton bomb.
The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital AgePublicAffairs #ad - In this updated edition of the hacked World Order, cybersecurity expert Adam Segal offers unmatched insight into the new, opaque global conflict that is transforming geopolitics. For more than three hundred years, the world wrestled with conflicts between nation-states, financial pressure, which wielded military force, and diplomatic persuasion to create "world order.
But in 2012, " a mission aimed at disrupting the iranian nuclear program through cyberattacks, the involvement of the US and Israeli governments in Operation "Olympic Games, was revealed; Russia and China conducted massive cyber-espionage operations; and the world split over the governance of the Internet.
The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age #ad - Many of the critical resources of statecraft are now in the hands of the private sector, giant technology companies in particular. Cyberspace became a battlefield. Cyber warfare demands that the rules of engagement be completely reworked and all the old niceties of diplomacy be recast. In this new world order, Segal reveals, power has been well and truly hacked.
Selling Fear: Counterterrorism, the Media, and Public Opinion Chicago Studies in American PoliticsUniversity of Chicago Press #ad - The book extends through hurricane katrina, and the more skeptical coverage that followed, when an increasingly partisan political environment presented the media, and the public, then the first year of the Obama administration, with new problems of reporting and interpretation. Selling fear is a hard-hitting analysis of the intertwined failures of government and media—and their costs to our nation.
. While we’ve long known that the strategies of terrorism rely heavily on media coverage of attacks, in the wake of 9/11, Selling Fear is the first detailed look at the role played by media in counterterrorism—and the ways that, the Bush administration manipulated coverage to maintain a climate of fear.
Selling Fear: Counterterrorism, the Media, and Public Opinion Chicago Studies in American Politics #ad - Drawing on in-depth analysis of counterterrorism in the years after 9/11—including the issuance of terror alerts and the decision to invade Iraq—the authors present a compelling case that the Bush administration hyped fear, while obscuring civil liberties abuses and concrete issues of preparedness.
The media, meanwhile, largely abdicated its watchdog role, choosing to amplify the administration’s message while downplaying issues that might have called the administration’s statements and strategies into question.
Inside the Five-Sided Box: Lessons from a Lifetime of Leadership in the PentagonDutton #ad - It owns and operates more real estate, and spends more money, than any other entity. In this new book, former secretary of defense Ash Carter demystifies the Pentagon and sheds light on all that happens inside one of the nation’s most iconic, and most closely guarded, buildings. Drawn from carter’s thirty-six years of leadership experience in the D.
O. D. This is the essential book for understanding the challenge of defending America in a dangerous world—and imparting a trove of incisive lessons that can guide leaders in any complex organization. Yet to most Americans, the dealings of the D. O. D. Are a mystery, and the pentagon nothing more than an opaque five-sided box that they regard with a mixture of awe and suspicion.
Inside the Five-Sided Box: Lessons from a Lifetime of Leadership in the Pentagon #ad - In these times of great disruption and danger, the need for Ash Carter’s authoritative and pragmatic account is more urgent than ever. It manages the world’s largest and most complex information network and performs more R&D than Apple, Google, and Microsoft combined. The twenty-fifth secretary of defense takes readers behind the scenes to reveal the inner workings of the Pentagon, its vital mission, and what it takes to lead it.
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CUCKOO'S EGGDoubleday #ad - Stoll began a one-man hunt of his own: spying on the spy. And ultimately trapped an international spy ring fueled by cash, cocaine, and the KGB. Computer systems and steal sensitive military and security information. Citizen recognized its ominous potential. The hacker's code name was "Hunter"—a mysterious invader who managed to break into U.
S. Armed with clear evidence of computer espionage, he began a highly personal quest to expose a hidden network of spies that threatened national security. Before the internet became widely known as a global tool for terrorists, one perceptive U. S. But would the authorities back him up? Cliff Stoll's dramatic firsthand account is "a computer-age detective story, instantly fascinating and astonishingly gripping" Smithsonian.
CUCKOO'S EGG #ad - Cliff stoll was an astronomer turned systems manager at Lawrence Berkeley Lab when a 75-cent accounting error alerted him to the presence of an unauthorized user on his system. It was a dangerous game of deception, broken codes, satellites, and missile bases—a one-man sting operation that finally gained the attention of the CIA.
PredatorsPotomac Books Inc. #ad - Military is already building more unmanned than manned aerial vehicles. Military's most effective and controversial killing tools. In examining the future of drone warfare, he reveals that the U. S. Predators helps us weigh the pros and cons of the drone program so that we can decide whether it is a vital strategic asset, a ôfrenemy, ö or a little of both.
From miniature scorpion missiles designed to kill terrorists while avoiding civilian ôcollateral damageö to prathrais, the cigarette lighterûsize homing beacons spies plant on their unsuspecting targets to direct drone missiles to them, the author describes the drone arsenal in full. Evaluating the ethics of targeted killings and drone technology, Williams covers more than a hundred drone strikes, analyzing the number of slain civilians versus the number of terrorists killed to address the claims of antidrone activists.
Predators #ad - Predators is a riveting introduction to the murky world of Predator and Reaper drones, the CIA's and U. S. Military and the cia, Williams explores in detail of the new technology of airborne assassinations. Brian glyn williams combines policy analysis with the human drama of the spies, and innocent tribal peoples who have been killed in the covert operation-the CIA's largest assassination campaign since the Vietnam War era-being waged in Pakistan's tribal regions via remote control aircraft known as drones, insurgents, terrorists, or unmanned aerial vehicles.
Having traveled extensively in the Pashtun tribal areas while working for the U. S.