In this updated edition of The Hacked World Order, cybersecurity expert Adam Segal offers unmatched insight into the new, opaque global conflict that is transforming geopolitics.
For more than three hundred years, the world wrestled with conflicts between nation-states, which wielded military force, financial pressure, and diplomatic persuasion to create "world order." But in 2012, the involvement of the US and Israeli governments in Operation "Olympic Games," a mission aimed at disrupting the Iranian nuclear program through cyberattacks, was revealed; Russia and China conducted massive cyber-espionage operations; and the world split over the governance of the Internet. Cyberspace became a battlefield.
Cyber warfare demands that the rules of engagement be completely reworked and all the old niceties of diplomacy be recast. Many of the critical resources of statecraft are now in the hands of the private sector, giant technology companies in particular. In this new world order, Segal reveals, power has been well and truly hacked.
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About the Author
Adam Segal is the Ira A Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program. His work has appeared in the Financial Times, Economist, Foreign Policy, Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs, among others.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Hacked World Order 1
Chapter 2 The Anatomy of Cyber Power 31
Chapter 3 Guardians of Peace, Little Green Men, Guccifer 2.0, and the Electronic Armies of the Future 57
Chapter 4 Breaking Things and the Search for Order 97
Chapter 5 Everybody Spies 135
Chapter 6 The Battle over Data: Security, Privacy, and Trade Power 171
Chapter 7 Let Slip the Twitter Followers of War: Information, Ideas, and Legitimacy 207
Chapter 8 Geopolitics Strikes Back: Nation-States and the Politics of Internet Governance 237
Chapter 9 After Pax Digital Americana 263