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The Perfect Weapon: war, sabotage, and fear in the cyber age_

The Perfect Weapon: war, sabotage, and fear in the cyber age_
 

From Russia's tampering with the US election to the WannaCry hack that temporarily crippled Britain's NHS, cyber has become the weapon of choice for democracies, dictators, and terrorists. Cheap to acquire, easily deniable, and used for a variety of malicious purposes - from c... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781925693379
Published 21 June 2018 by Scribe Publications
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By E. Sanger, David
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ISBN-13 9781925693379
ISBN-10
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Scribe Publications
Imprint Scribe
Publication Date 21 June 2018
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By E. Sanger, David
Category History
American History
Politics & Government
Elections & Referenda
Political Leaders & Leadership
Diplomacy
Political Control & Freedoms
Political Control & Influence
Defence Strategy, Planning & Research
Other Warfare & Defence Issues
Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
Computing and Information Technology
Network Security
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Dewey Code 363.325
Catalogue Code 939067

Description of this Electronic Book

From Russia's tampering with the US election to the WannaCry hack that temporarily crippled Britain's NHS, cyber has become the weapon of choice for democracies, dictators, and terrorists.

Cheap to acquire, easily deniable, and used for a variety of malicious purposes - from crippling infrastructure to sowing discord and doubt - cyberweapons are re-writing the rules of warfare. In less than a decade, they have displaced terrorism and nuclear missiles as the biggest immediate threat to international security and to democracy.

Here, New York Times correspondent David E. Sanger takes us from the White House Situation Room to the dens of Chinese government hackers and the boardrooms of Silicon Valley, piecing together a remarkable picture of a world now coming face-to-face with the most sophisticated - and arguably most dangerous - weapon ever invented.

The Perfect Weapon is the dramatic story of a new era of constant sabotage, misinformation, and fear, in which everyone is a target.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review '[Sanger] writes with persuasiveness and authority.'

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Author's Bio

David E. SangerA is national security correspondent for The New York Times and the bestselling author of The Inheritance and Confront and Conceal. He has been a member of three teams that won the Pulitzer Prize, including in 2017 for international reporting. A regular contributor to CNN, he also teaches national security policy at Harvardas Kennedy School of Government.

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