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

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

by Richard A. Clarke, Robert Knake


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An essential, eye-opening book about cyberterrorism, cyber war, and the next great threat to our national security.  

Cyber War may be the most important book about national security policy in the last several years.” –Slate

Former presidential advisor and counter-terrorism expert Richard A. Clarke sounds a timely and chilling warning about America’s vulnerability in a terrifying new international conflict. Cyber War is a powerful book about technology, government, and military strategy; about criminals, spies, soldiers, and hackers. It explains clearly and convincingly what cyber war is, and how vulnerable we are as a nation and as individuals to the vast and looming web of cyber criminals.

Every concerned American should read this startling and explosive book that offers an insider’s view of White House ‘Situation Room’ operations and carries the reader to the frontlines of our cyber defense. Cyber War exposes a virulent threat to our nation’s security.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061962240
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/10/2012
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 299,463
Product dimensions: 5.42(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Richard A. Clarke, a veteran of thirty years in national security and over a decade in the White House, is now the CEO of a cyber-security consulting firm. He is the author of seven previous books, including the bestsellers Against All Enemies and Cyber War.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

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

Glossary 281

Appendix: The Nuclear Worm 291

Index 297

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“Chilling... [A] harrowing — and persuasive — picture of the cyberthreat the United States faces today.”

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