Black Ice: The Invisible Threat of Cyber-Terrorism

Black Ice: The Invisible Threat of Cyber-Terrorism

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by Dan Verton, Jane Brownlow
     
 
The first book to define the clear and present danger posed by a cyber-terrorist attack on the U.S. computer- and network-dependent infrastructure. The pages are packed with interviews from members of terrorist groups, including al-Qaida, as well as key insiders involved in planning and executing the U.S. plan for the defense of cyberspace, including Tom Ridge, James

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The first book to define the clear and present danger posed by a cyber-terrorist attack on the U.S. computer- and network-dependent infrastructure. The pages are packed with interviews from members of terrorist groups, including al-Qaida, as well as key insiders involved in planning and executing the U.S. plan for the defense of cyberspace, including Tom Ridge, James Gilmore, CIA and NSA officials--and even al-Qaeda supporters. Internet security expert Dan Verton investigates how cyber-terrorism could occur, what the global and financial implications are, the impact this is having and will continue to have on privacy and civil liberties, and how to prepare and prevent against cyber-terrorism.

Dan Verton, a former intelligence officer in the U.S. Marine Corps., has made several appearances on national news broadcasts, such as CNN, and has spoken at the Library of Congress and the United Nations as a recognized expert in national cyber-security, defense, and intelligence issues. He is the author of The Hacker Diaries: Confessions of Teenage Hackers and is currently a senior writer on the staff of Computerworld.

Editorial Reviews

The Washington Post
Verton is as credible a digital Cassandra as you can get … Some of the examples [he] unearths are certainly spooky. — Clive Thompson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072227871
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Osborne
Publication date:
08/13/2003
Series:
Security Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.15(d)

Meet the Author

Dan Verton, a former intelligence officer in the U.S. Marine Corps., has made several appearances on national news broadcasts, such as CNN, and has spoken at the Library of Congress and the United Nations as a recognized expert in national cyber-security, defense, and intelligence issues. He is the author of The Hacker Diaries: Confessions of Teenage Hackers and is currently a senior writer on the staff of Computerworld.

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I'm not a computer expert, but this book is written in such a way that anybody will walk away with a solid understanding of how and why America is vulnerable to terrorists who want to disable our national economy and support their physical attacks by causing new levels of fear and doubt. Verton's writing is clear, crisp and fun to read, and his research in this area is unmatched. I was astounded by some of the evidence he unearthed about how vulnerable we are to continued terrorist attack. And he backs up his research with first-hand interviews with many top government experts and even some terrorist supporters. I would suggest this book to anybody that is interested in the hi-tech future of international terrorism.