Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About it

Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About it

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By (author) Richard A. Clarke, By (author) Robert K. Knake, Narrator Pete Larkin

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  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 191mm x 15mm | 91g
  • Publication date: 5 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
  • ISBN 10: 1494550180
  • ISBN 13: 9781494550189
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: MP3 - Unabridged CD
  • Sales rank: 1,886,502

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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. 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. "Cyber War" goes behind the "geek talk" of hackers and computer scientists to explain 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. From the first cyber crisis meeting in the White House a decade ago to the boardrooms of Silicon Valley and the electrical tunnels under Manhattan, Clarke and coauthor Robert K. Knake trace the rise of the cyber age and profile the unlikely characters and places at the epicenter of the battlefield. They recount the foreign cyber spies who hacked into the office of the Secretary of Defense, the control systems for U.S. electric power grids, and the plans to protect America's latest fighter aircraft. Economically and militarily, Clarke and Knake argue, what we've already lost in the new millennium's cyber battles is tantamount to the Soviet and Chinese theft of our nuclear bomb secrets in the 1940s and 1950s. The possibilities of what we stand to lose in an all-out cyber war our individual and national security among them are just as chilling. Powerful and convincing, "Cyber War" begins the critical debate about the next great threat to national security."

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Author information

Richard A. Clarke has served in the White House for presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton, who appointed him as National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counterterrorism. He is also the author of several books, including "Your Government Failed You," "Breakpoint," "The Scorpion's Gate," and the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Against All Enemies." Robert K. Knake is an international affairs fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds a master's degree in international security studies from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and has written on security issues for the "Boston Herald," the "San Antonio Express-News," and other publications. Pete Larkin, an "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, has worked in virtually all media. He was the public address announcer for the New York Mets from 1988 to 1993, served as host of WNEW-FM's highly rated "Saturday Morning Sixties" program, and has done hundreds of commercials, promos, and narrations.

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"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