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Cyberwars: Espionage on the Internet

Cyberwars: Espionage on the Internet

by Jean Guisnel
     
 

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To some a brand-new forum for the freedom of speech, the Internet is also the most up-to-date way to gather intelligence. Brilliant hackers like Kevin Mitnik—modern-day “pirates”—pose real security threats to government and industry. Cyberwars explores a dangerous new world where international terrorists plot their attacks and are

Overview

To some a brand-new forum for the freedom of speech, the Internet is also the most up-to-date way to gather intelligence. Brilliant hackers like Kevin Mitnik—modern-day “pirates”—pose real security threats to government and industry. Cyberwars explores a dangerous new world where international terrorists plot their attacks and are tracked by secret service organizations on-line, drug traffickers do business and launder money, and electronic economic espionage is the order of the day. Examining efforts to police on-line communication and content, Guisnel assesses the implications of pervasive surveillance for the inherently democratic medium of the Internet. As these issues are the focus of ongoing debates in government and the private sector, Cyberwars couldn’t be more timely.

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Booknews
Translated from the French edition (date, publisher not cited). Journalist Guisnel assesses the implications of the Internet for national and economic security. He details the ways in which we're all vulnerable in new ways to the machinations of the "combatants"<-- >governments, big transnational corporations, and lone snipers on the loose with a grudge. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738202600
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
11/21/1999
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
8.47(w) x 5.41(h) x 0.64(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Jean Guisnel is the author of several books in French on the intelligence community. A well-known French journalist, he has been defense-issues specialist for the French daily Liberation and is currently a reporter for the major news magazine Le Point.

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