Cyber War

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Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It

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Richard A. Clarke and Robert Knake, Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It (2010) Purchase

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Cyber War

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Cyber War goes behind the "geek talk" of hackers and computer scientists to explain clearly and convincingly what cyber war is, how cyber weapons work, and how vulnerable we are as a nation and as individuals to the vast and looming web of cyber criminals. From the first cyber crisis meeting in the White House a decade ago to the boardrooms of Silicon Valley and the electrical tunnels under Manhattan, Clarke and coauthor Robert K. Knake trace the rise of the cyber age and profile the unlikely characters and places at the epicenter of the battlefield. They recount the foreign cyber spies who hacked into the office of the Secretary of Defense, the control systems for U.S. electric power grids, and the plans to protect America's latest fighter aircraft. Economically and militarily, Clarke and Knake argue, what we've already lost in the new millennium's cyber battles is tantamount to the Soviet and Chinese theft of our nuclear bomb secrets in the 1940s and 1950s.

Additional Notes and Highlights

Chapter Excerpts:

1. Trial Runs

2. Cyber Warriors

3. The Battlespace

4. The Defense Fails

5. Toward a Defensive Strategy

6. How Offensive?

7. Cyber Peace

8. The Agenda