Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It Paperback – 5 May 2012
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“Chilling... [A] harrowing — and persuasive — picture of the cyberthreat the United States faces today.” (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times)
“Clarke and Knake are right to sound the alarm.” (Wall Street Journal)
“[CYBER WAR] may be the most important book about national-security policy in the last several years.” (Slate)
“In this chilling and eye-opening book, Clarke and Knake provide a highly detailed yet accessible look at how cyber warfare is being waged and the need to rethink our national security to face this new threat.” (Booklist)
“Will strengthen Clarke’s claims as one of the founding fathers of cybersecurocracy....It is worth buying this book if only for his pithy five-page vision of this coming apocalypse and a return to stone-age conditions within a week, all because of a few pesky hackers and viruses.” (Financial Times)
From the Back Cover
Richard A. Clarke warned America once before about the havoc terrorism would wreak on our national security—and he was right. Now he warns us of another threat, silent but equally dangerous. 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, how cyber weapons work, and how vulnerable we are as a nation and as individuals to the vast and looming web of cyber criminals. This is the first book about the war of the future—cyber war—and a convincing argument that we may already be in peril of losing it.See all Product Description
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As Richard Clarke, former U.S. National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection and Counter-Terrorism, and Robert Knake, a scholar in the field of security matters - two authors who clearly know what they are talking about - point out in "Cyber War," this Bond villain fantasy is not so far fetched. Some thirty nations have advanced cyber warfare capabilities, and portions are within plausible reach of criminal and terrorist organizations.Read more ›
I found Cyber War a very well written book that was easy to read and understand. I am giving it 3 stars because it is more aimed at a political person than a technical one. Even so I would highly recommend it to anyone getting into the computer security or IT business.
The book does not use technical language and explains terms used in the text and in a glossary at the end. It is aimed at the non technical but could be required reading for anyone in the IT industry. There is good insight into the state sponsored attacks which are going on today. The threats faced by every organisation from advanced attackers need to be taken seriously. While this book does not claim to provide the solutions it should help to get the information to the real decision makers and budget holders within Government and large organisations.
The book begins with background on previous cyber attacks like the DDOS of Estonia and talks about how America wants to control cyber space. The end of chapter two narrates a (in my opinion) far fetched scenario in which the critical infrastructure of the USA is taken down. I think this is drawn form his previous experience in writing novels!
The authors broad background and view of international affairs allows him to draw comparisons to nuclear war planning which while I admit were similar were to 'out there' for anyone on the ground to influence. By halfway through the book I started to get pretty bored of the power grid and financial sector.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book to introduce the reader to the dangers of cyber attack. Easy to follow with insightful examples.Published 18 months ago by Guy Wallis
CYBER WAR screams the title, in bold. The book itself is far more nuanced. Yes, Clarke and his co-author are writing about cyber war. Read morePublished on 10 April 2014 by Dad to 2 wee nippers
This was a gift, but the recipient soon dived straight into it and found it interesting reading. Though of course you do have to be into the subject matter because I believe it can... Read morePublished on 5 April 2014 by Jim
An easy to read book that explains what cyber war is at a fairly high level. The subject is very much warfare as opposed to security, so much of the book is concerned with cyber... Read morePublished on 3 Mar. 2014 by Andrew G.
Great way to introduce the subject of cyber security with case studies and political effects and consequences. Hard to put down!Published on 15 Dec. 2013 by Richard
This book details not only what could happen in the near future in the field of technical warfare but also reveals what has happened recently especially in Syria that the public... Read morePublished on 4 Sept. 2013 by shedbuilder
This is an interesting subject which most of us no little about - frightening prospect for our way of lifePublished on 26 Dec. 2012 by Tony Rentsch
Absolutely amazing book! It is really easy to read and follow, and at the same time, it provides you with tonnes of useful information and references on cyberwar. Read morePublished on 27 Nov. 2012 by Kasia