Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity: Total Information Awareness

Overview

Imagine James Bond meets Sherlock Holmes: Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity is the sequel to Facebook Nation in the Total Information Awareness book series by Newton Lee. The book examines U.S. counterterrorism history, technologies, and strategies from a unique and thought-provoking approach that encompasses personal experiences, investigative journalism, historical and current events, ideas from great thought leaders, and even the make-believe of Hollywood. Demystifying Total Information Awareness, the author ...

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Overview

Imagine James Bond meets Sherlock Holmes: Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity is the sequel to Facebook Nation in the Total Information Awareness book series by Newton Lee. The book examines U.S. counterterrorism history, technologies, and strategies from a unique and thought-provoking approach that encompasses personal experiences, investigative journalism, historical and current events, ideas from great thought leaders, and even the make-believe of Hollywood. Demystifying Total Information Awareness, the author expounds on the U.S. intelligence community, artificial intelligence in data mining, social media and privacy, cyber attacks and prevention, causes and cures for terrorism, and longstanding issues of war and peace.

The book offers practical advice for businesses, governments, and individuals to better secure the world and protect cyberspace. It quotes U.S. Navy Admiral and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis: “Instead of building walls to create security, we need to build bridges.” The book also provides a glimpse into the future of Plan X and Generation Z, along with an ominous prediction from security advisor Marc Goodman at TEDGlobal 2012: “If you control the code, you control the world.”

Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity: Total Information Awareness will keep you up at night but at the same time give you some peace of mind knowing that “our problems are manmade — therefore they can be solved by man [or woman],” as President John F. Kennedy said at the American University commencement in June 1963.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The author of Facebook Nation: Total Information Awareness presents in this new book a timely, informative, and interesting discussion of cybersecurity and cyberterrorism. Easily read and generally nonpartisan, this book should be on the reading list of anyone thinking about the broad policy issues and trends surrounding data mining, privacy, and cyberwarfare. ... The book presents a crisp narrative on common cyber attacks that currently occur and discusses how business and government may protect against these attacks. ... The narrative is certainly full of detail, but it moves along briskly in a compelling fashion that makes it hard to put down. ... The author views terrorism as a disease that may be cured through education and communication. ... The book concludes with the optimistic view that people want peace, and that social media provides opportunities for achieving this. ... The book is a relevant, useful, and genial mix of history, current times, practical advice, and policy goals." (Brad Reid, ACM Computing Reviews, July, 2013)

"Very professional and well researched." (Eleanor Clift, Newsweek and The Daily Beast, July, 2013)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461472049
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 5/31/2013
  • Edition description: 2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 175
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

PART I: Counterterrorism in Retrospect: Then and Now.- U.S. Intelligence Community.- PART II: Counterterrorism Technologies: Total Information Awareness and Data Mining.- The Rise and Fall of Total Information Awareness.- The Afterlife of Total Information Awareness.- Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining.- PART III: Counterterrorism Technologies: Social Media and Cybersecurity.- Social Media and Two-way Street of Total Information Awareness.- Cyber Warfare: Weapon of Mass Destruction.- Cyber Attacks, Prevention and Countermeasures.- Plan X and Generation Z.- PART IV: Counterterrorism Strategies: Causes and Cures.- Understanding Terrorism.- Cure for Terrorism.- War and Peace.

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