Cybersecurity and Cyberwar

  • by P. W. Singer, Allan Friedman
  • Narrated by Sean Pratt
  • 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know®, New York Times best-selling author P. W. Singer and noted cyberexpert Allan Friedman team up to provide the kind of deeply informative resource book that has been missing on a crucial issue of 21st-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 cyberunits of the Chinese and US militaries. Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know® is the definitive account of the subject for us all, which comes not a moment too soon.

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What the Critics Say

"The timely book brings thoughtful, witty, and balanced analysis to this very important emerging discussion." (The Atlantic)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A bit of backstory for the larger "cyber stories"

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would only recommend this to someone looking for the backstory on alot of the larger "cyber" stories that have hit the headlines over the past few years


What did you like best about this story?

Told in a very competent manner, never too technically heavy, and only sometimes too light.


Any additional comments?

Overall, don't listen to this book expecting to come out with l33t hacking skills. They barely skim over the technical "how to" in passing. If you're looking for a technical manual, look else where.

But this does give you some of the back story, and elaborates further on matters such as StuxNet, and other headline grabbing cyber stories. If you're already well versed in InfoSec, you may not gain too much from this audiobook, but it acts as a good introduction.

I enjoyed it, and would recommend it with these caveats.

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- A. Jackson

Great Cyber Summary

A couple of years old, but still a thorough summary of the cyber threat landscape. Great start point for anyone wanting to learn about the evolution of the internet and cyberspace, better understand the current issues and what we can expect in the near future.
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- JGS

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-01-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio