The Hacker and the State: Cyber Attacks and the New Normal of Geopolitics (Hardback)Ben Buchanan (author)
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Publisher: Harvard University Press
Number of pages: 384
Dimensions: 210 x 140 mm
Highly intelligent, important, and timely. Buchanan's chronology of cases, from early espionage to devastating operations like NotPetya, makes for a great read.--Joseph Nye, author of Do Morals Matter?
The Hacker and the State is a great book and the best examination I have read of how increasingly dramatic developments in cyberspace are defining the 'new normal' of geopolitics in the digital age. No book does a better job of describing what has transpired in recent years as state and non-state actors have developed ever-more-diabolically powerful and clever cyber capabilities. Buchanan makes it clear that the future lies not just in Asia, but also in cyberspace, and he captures the dynamics of all of this truly brilliantly.--General David Petraeus, US Army (Ret.), former Director of the CIA and former Commander of Coalition Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and US Central Command
A great read, packed with insider information and great stories. But the book also makes an important argument about how cyberattacks are transforming the geopolitical playing field, changing our defense priorities and forcing us to rewrite our national security policies.--Bruce Schneier, author of Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World
More than any other book, The Hacker and the State shows how and why governments hack one another. Having lived and worked in this shadowy world for many years, I came to appreciate its fascinating nuances, fierce competition, and strategic significance. If you read this book, you will, too. Buchanan shares digital spy stories and distills geopolitical insights that you just won't find anywhere else. Remarkably, he has made his detailed insight accessible to a non-technical audience without any loss of fidelity in the underlying narrative.--Former senior intelligence officer, UK government
The Hacker and the State is highly intelligent, important, and timely. Buchanan's chronology of cases, from early espionage to devastating operations like NotPetya, makes for a great read.--Joseph Nye, author of Do Morals Matter? Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump
The Hacker and the State is one of the finest books on information security published so far in this century--easily accessible, tightly argued, superbly well-sourced, intimidatingly perceptive.--Thomas Rid, author of Active Measures
The Hacker and the State fundamentally changes the way we think about cyber operations from 'war' to something of significant import that is not war--what Buchanan refers to as 'real geopolitical competition.' He writes in a highly accessible manner, with in-depth stories that will engage the non-specialist.--Richard Harknett, former Scholar-in-Residence at United States Cyber Command
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