Tag Archives: Cybersecurity

Zero Day

Zero Day © 2011 Mark Russonovich328 pages Two cybersecurity experts, both with government backgrounds, realize their current cases have a connection. The more they dig the more widespread the danger grows, and  to their horror they realize what seems like … Continue reading

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Kingpin

Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground© 2011 Kevin Pulsen288 pages If Meyer Lanksy had gone straight, a contemporary of his noted, he could have rivaled Nelson Rockefeller. Maybe the same could be said for Max Butler, … Continue reading

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Countdown to Zero Day

Countdown to Zero Day:  Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon© 2014 Kim Zetter448 pages A couple of years ago I created a new label, ‘digital world’, in recognition of the fact that the Internet is no … Continue reading

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Confront and Conceal

Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of Power496 pages© 2012 David E. Sanger Barack Obama may have been the only Nobel Peace Prize winner in history to order lethal force used on a regular basis, but things … Continue reading

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Playing to the Edge

Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror© Michael Hayden 2016464 pages As someone who became a civil libertarian in response to the increasingly sweeping powers of the surveillance state during the Bush administration, I began reading … Continue reading

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The Director

The Director© 2014 David Ignatius384 pages The first week at a new job is rough for anyone, but what if you’re the new director of the CIA and a German kid off the street just informed you that every agent … Continue reading

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Glass Houses

Glass Houses: Privacy, Secrecy, and Cyber Insecurity in a Transparent World© 2011, 2013 Joel Brenner320 pages Glass Houses, originally titled  America the Vulnerable, outlines some of the major ways that private citizens, corporations, and the government itself are exposed to … Continue reading

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Lights Out

Lights Out: A Cyberattack, a Nation Unprepared© 2015 Ted Koppell288 pages In Lights Out,  investigatory journalist Ted Koppel comments on the vulnerability of the United States’ power grid to a cyber attack,  and reviews the way government agencies, private citizens, … Continue reading

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Cyber War

Cyber War: The Next Threat to Our National Security and What to Do About It© 2010 Richard Clarke, Robert Knake320 pages Soon, the ultimate tool will become…the ultimate enemy! So said the 1982 trailer for Tron, a heavily dated computer … Continue reading

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Trojan Horse

Trojan Horse© 2012 Mark Russinovich336 pages Something sinister is developing in the depths of the dark net. There are inexplicable power outages in Washington, and misinformation filtering through the systems of the United Nations. Jeff Aiken and his partner Daryl … Continue reading

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