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.
"The timely book brings thoughtful, witty, and balanced analysis to this very important emerging discussion." (
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A bit of backstory for the larger "cyber stories"
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
Told in a very competent manner, never too technically heavy, and only sometimes too light.
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.
- A. Jackson
Great Cyber Summary