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The Perfect Weapon : War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age - David E. Sanger

The Perfect Weapon

War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age

Paperback Published: 16th July 2018
ISBN: 9781925713626
Number Of Pages: 384

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From Russia’s tampering with the US election to the WannaCry hack that temporarily crippled Britain’s NHS, cyber-attacks have the potential to wreak global devastation.

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.

About the Author

David E. Sanger is the chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times and bestselling author of The Inheritance. He has been a member of two teams that won the Pulitzer Prize and has received numerous awards for coverage of the presidency and national security policy. He also teaches national security policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Industry Reviews

`[Sanger is] a shrewd and insightful strategic thinker.' - The New York Times

`[Sanger] writes with persuasiveness and authority.' - The Telegraph

`In a chilling new book, The Perfect Weapon, David Sanger details how more than 30 nations have developed effective cyber forces.' - Financial Times

`An encyclopedic account of policy-relevant happenings in the cyberworld ... the most comprehensive, readable source of information and insight about the policy quandaries that modern information technology and its destructive potential have spawned.' - New York Times Book Review

`A reader finishes this book fully understanding why cyberwar has moved rapidly to the top of America's official list of national security threats.' - David Von Drehle, The Washington Post

`[T]he most comprehensive, readable source of information and insight about the policy quandaries that modern information technology and its destructive potential have spawned.' - Paul R. Pilar, The New York Times

Really good reading leaves you wanting more

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The account of Cyber-security dilemma in this book are a really good account albeit a bit politically correct and from American lenses. David seems very well versed and thorough in his research and inferences. I still felt there was a bit of speculation that needs to be cleared though one can easily join the dots especially having read other books and articles that David makes reference to.

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ISBN: 9781925713626
ISBN-10: 1925713628
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 16th July 2018
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.5  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.5

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