Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know

Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know

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Overview

In Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know , New York Times bestselling author P. W. Singer and noted cyber expert Allan Friedman team up to provide the kind of deeply informative resource book that has been missing on a crucial issue of twenty-first-century life. Written in a lively, accessible style, filled with engaging stories and illustrative anecdotes, the book is structured around the key question areas of cyberspace and its security: how it all works, why it all matters, and what we can do. Along the way, they take listeners on a tour of the important (and entertaining) issues and characters of cybersecurity, from the "Anonymous" hacker group and the Stuxnet computer virus to the new cyber units of the Chinese and U.S. militaries. Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know is the definitive account on the subject for us all, which comes not a moment too soon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515950240
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 01/26/2016
Edition description: MP3 - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

P. W. Singer is a strategist and senior fellow at the New America Foundation, founder of the technology advisory firm NeoLuddite, the author of multiple award-winning books, and a contributing editor at Popular Science. He has been named by the Smithsonian Institution as one of the 100 leading innovators in the nation.

Allan Friedman is a visiting scholar at the Cyber Security Policy Research Institute in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at George Washington University, where he works on cybersecurity policy. Prior to his time at CSPRI, he was the research director for the Center for Technology Innovation.

Sean Pratt, a working actor for over twenty-five years, has performed at numerous regional theaters around the country. He is the author of To Be or Wanna Be, and he has recorded over seven hundred books in just about every genre, earning eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and four Audie Award nominations.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Why Write a Book about Cybersecurity and Cyberwar?
Why Is There a Cybersecurity Knowledge Gap, and Why Does It Matter?
How Did You Write the Book and What Do You Hope to Accomplish?

PART I: HOW IT ALL WORKS
The World Wide What? Defining Cyberspace
Where Did This "Cyber Stuff" Come from Anyway? A Short History of the Internet
How Does the Internet Actually Work?
Who Runs It? Understanding Internet Governance
On the Internet, How Do They Know Whether You Are a Dog?
Identity and Authentication
What Do We Mean by "Security" Anyway?
What Are the Threats?
One Phish, Two Phish, Red Phish, Cyber Phish: What Are Vulnerabilities?
How Do We Trust in Cyberspace?
Focus: What Happened in WikiLeaks?
What Is an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT)?
How Do We Keep the Bad Guys Out? The Basics of Computer Defense
Who Is the Weakest Link? Human Factors

PART II: WHY IT MATTERS
What Is the Meaning of Cyberattack? The Importance of Terms and Frameworks
Whodunit? The Problem of Attribution
What Is Hactivism?
Focus: Who Is Anonymous?
The Crimes of Tomorrow, Today: What Is Cybercrime?
Shady RATs and Cyberspies: What Is Cyber Espionage?
How Afraid Should We Be of Cyberterrorism?
So How Do Terrorists Actually Use the Web?
What about Cyber Counterterrorism?
Security Risk or Human Right? Foreign Policy and the Internet
Focus: What Is Tor and Why Does Peeling Back the Onion Matter?
Who Are Patriotic Hackers?
Focus: What Was Stuxnet?
What Is the Hidden Lesson of Stuxnet? The Ethics of Cyberweapons
"Cyberwar, Ugh, What Are Zeros and Ones Good For?": Defining Cyberwar
A War by Any Other Name? The Legal Side of Cyber Conflict
What Might a "Cyberwar" Actually Look Like? Computer Network Operations
Focus: What Is the US Military Approach to Cyberwar?
Focus: What Is the Chinese Approach to Cyberwar?
What about Deterrence in an Era of Cyberwar?
Why Is Threat Assessment So Hard in Cyberspace?
Does the Cybersecurity World Favor the Weak or the Strong?
Who Has the Advantage, the Offense or the Defense?
A New Kind of Arms Race: What Are the Dangers of Cyber Proliferation?
Are There Lessons from Past Arms Races?
Behind the Scenes: Is There a Cyber-Industrial Complex?

PART III: WHAT CAN WE DO?
Don't Get Fooled: Why Can't We Just Build a New, More Secure Internet?
Rethink Security: What Is Resilience, and Why Is It Important?
Reframe the Problem (and the Solution): What Can We Learn from Public Health?
Learn from History: What Can (Real) Pirates Teach Us about Cybersecurity?
Protect World Wide Governance for the World Wide Web: What Is the Role of International Institutions?
"Graft" the Rule of Law: Do We Need a Cyberspace Treaty?
Understand the Limits of the State in Cyberspace: Why Can't the Government Handle It?
Rethink Government's Role: How Can We Better Organize for Cybersecurity?
Approach It as a Public-Private Problem: How Do We Better Coordinate Defense?
Exercise Is Good for You: How Can We Better Prepare for Cyber Incidents?
Build Cybersecurity Incentives: Why Should I Do What You Want?
Learn to Share: How Can We Better Collaborate on Information?
Demand Disclosure: What Is the Role of Transparency?
Get "Vigorous" about Responsibility: How Can We Create Accountability for Security?
Find the IT Crowd: How Do We Solve the Cyber People Problem?
Do Your Part: How Can I Protect Myself (and the Internet)?

CONCLUSIONS
Where Is Cybersecurity Headed Next?
What Do I Really Need to Know in the End?

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