Zero Day

A Jeff Aiken Novel

By Mark Russinovich; Howard Schmidt (Foreword by)
(Thomas Dunne Books, Hardcover, 9780312612467, 336pp.)

Publication Date: March 15, 2011

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Description

An airliner's controls abruptly fail mid-flight over the Atlantic. An oil tanker runs aground in Japan when its navigational system suddenly stops dead. Hospitals everywhere have to abandon their computer databases when patients die after being administered incorrect dosages of their medicine. In the Midwest, a nuclear power plant nearly becomes the next Chernobyl when its cooling systems malfunction.
At first, these random computer failures seem like unrelated events. But Jeff Aiken, a former government analyst who quit in disgust after witnessing the gross errors that led up to 9/11, thinks otherwise. Jeff fears a more serious attack targeting the United States computer infrastructure is already under way. And as other menacing computer malfunctions pop up around the world, some with deadly results, he realizes that there isn't much time if he hopes to prevent an international catastrophe.
Written by a global authority on cyber security, "Zero Day" presents a chilling "what if" scenario that, in a world completely reliant on technology, is more than possible today---it's a cataclysmic disaster just waiting to happen.




About the Author
MARK RUSSINOVICH works at Microsoft as a Technical Fellow, Microsoft's senior-most technical position. A cofounder of Winternals, he joined Microsoft when the company was acquired in 2006. He is author of the novels "Zero Day" and "Trojan Horse", the popular Sysinternals tools, coauthor of the Windows Internals book series, a contributing editor for "TechNet Magazine", and a senior contributing editor for "Windows IT Pro Magazine". He lives in Washington State.

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