The Perfect Weapon: war, sabotage, and fear in the cyber age_ (Paperback)David E. Sanger (author)
Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 21/06/2018
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From Russia's tampering with the US election to the WannaCry hack that temporarily crippled the NHS, cyber has become the weapon of choice for democracies, dictators, and terrorists. Cheap to acquire, easily deniable, and used for a variety of malicious purposes - from crippling infrastructure to sowing discord and doubt - cyberweapons are re-writing the rules of warfare. In less than a decade, they have displaced terrorism and nuclear missiles as the biggest immediate threat to international security and to democracy. Here, New York Times correspondent David E. Sanger takes us from the White House Situation Room to the dens of Chinese government hackers and the boardrooms of Silicon Valley, piecing together a remarkable picture of a world now coming face-to-face with the most sophisticated - and arguably most dangerous - weapon ever invented. The Perfect Weapon is the dramatic story of a new era of constant sabotage, misinformation, and fear, in which everyone is a target.
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Number of pages: 384
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 27 mm
`[Sanger] writes with persuasiveness and authority.' - The Telegraph `[Sanger is] a shrewd and insightful strategic thinker.' - The New York Times `In a chilling new book, The Perfect Weapon, David Sanger details how more than 30 nations have developed effective cyber forces.' - Financial Times `An encyclopedic account of policy-relevant happenings in the cyberworld ... the most comprehensive, readable source of information and insight about the policy quandaries that modern information technology and its destructive potential have spawned.' - New York Times Book Review `A reader finishes this book fully understanding why cyberwar has moved rapidly to the top of America's official list of national security threats.' - David von Drehle, The Washington Post `An encyclopedic account of policy-relevant happenings in the cyberworld ... the most comprehensive, readable source of information and insight about the policy quandaries that modern information technology and its destructive potential have spawned.' - Paul R. Pillar, The New York Times `You may not have realised it but we are at war. A world war. And it's not clear who's winning or who will ultimately win, but the battleground is vast - cyberspace ... David E. Sanger sums up where we are and where we could be heading.' - Jon Wise, Weekend Sport `[A] sobering new book.' - John Naughton, The Guardian
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