Cybersecurity and Cyberwar

By P. W. Singer; Allan Friedman; P. W. Singer
(Oxford University Press (UK), Paperback, 9780199918119, 306pp.)

Publication Date: January 2014

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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A generation ago, "cyberspace" was just a term from science fiction, used to describe the nascent network of computers linking a few university labs. Today, our entire modern way of life, from communication to commerce to conflict, fundamentally depends on the Internet. 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. Most of all, cybersecurity issues affect us as individuals. We face new questions in everything from our rights and responsibilities as citizens of both the online and real world to simply how to protect ourselves and our families from a new type of danger. And yet, there is perhaps no issue that has grown so important, so quickly, and that touches so many, that remains so poorly understood.
In Cybersecurity and CyberWar: What Everyone Needs to Know(r), New York Times best-selling author P. W. 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. Written in a lively, accessible style, filled with engaging stories and illustrative anecdotes, the book is structured around the key question areas of cyberspace and its security: how it all works, why it all matters, and what can we do? Along the way, they take readers on a tour of the important (and entertaining) issues and characters of cybersecurity, from the "Anonymous" hacker group and the Stuxnet computer virus to the new cyber units of the Chinese and U.S. militaries. Cybersecurity and CyberWar: What Everyone Needs to Know(r) is the definitive account on the subject for us all, which comes not a moment too soon.
What Everyone Needs to Know(r) is a registered trademark of Oxford University Pres



NPR
Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014

Security questions such as, "What's your mother's maiden name?" are easy to look up online. So for an extra layer of protection, author P.W. Singer advises making the answer something counterintuitive, like pizza. More at NPR.org

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