Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do about Itby Richard A. Clarke, Robert Knake
Pub. Date: 04/20/2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Richard A. Clarke warned America once before about the havoc terrorism would wreak on our national security and he was right. Now he warns us of another threat, silent but equally dangerous. Cyber War is a powerful book about technology, government, and military strategy; about criminals, spies, soldiers, and hackers. This is the first book about the/b>… See more details below
Richard A. Clarke warned America once before about the havoc terrorism would wreak on our national security and he was right. Now he warns us of another threat, silent but equally dangerous. Cyber War is a powerful book about technology, government, and military strategy; about criminals, spies, soldiers, and hackers. This is the first book about the war of the future cyber war and a convincing argument that we may already be in peril of losing it.
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. The possibilities of what we stand to lose in an all-out cyber war our individual and national security among them are just as chilling. Powerful and convincing, Cyber War begins the critical debate about the next great threat to national security.
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Table of Contents
1 Trial Runs 1
2 Cyber Warriors 33
3 The Battlespace 69
4 The Defense Fails 103
5 Toward a Defensive Strategy 151
6 How Offensive? 179
7 Cyber Peace 219
8 The Agenda 257
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The term cyber war/warfare is a misnomer and popular buzzword in certain political/IT/Intelligence communities and is used by some heavyweights in these communities to promote agendas and to sell the government goods and services. (Chertoff, McMullen, Alexander, & Clarke...) Most of the supposed threats discussed, while theoretically possible, are completely unfeasible in many different aspects, mostly due to resources and technical know how. The only reason I bought it because it was required for a course. Don't waste your money.
CYBER WAR The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It. Richard A. Clarke and Robert Knake give us a description of a new tool in warfare. It is an every man's description of the situation. Starting with tricking a missile defense system in a bombing attack to initial initial cyber attacks to cripple a country. I hope this wakens the sleeping giant from America's stupor. I am an infrastructure guy... I know the weaknesses of our system... how and where trojan code can be introduced in software systems... to devices down to firmware and chip level. Our systems from banking to air control down to the basic power, gas, water infrastructure is open. Let me know what you think...