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.
©2014 P. W. Singer and Allan Friedman (P)2016 Tantor
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"The timely book brings thoughtful, witty, and balanced analysis to this very important emerging discussion." ( The Atlantic)
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4 out of 5 stars
By A. Jackson on 23-02-16

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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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By JGS on 14-05-17

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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3 out of 5 stars
By Kiel Hunt on 14-12-16

For those that don't know, that they don't know!!

if you are someone inclined in computer networking technology and understanding this book is actually pretty good as a reinforcement but not solely for you. This book is definitely designed for those people who if almost every chapter there's a point where they bring up something that you don't know then this book is definitely for you

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Thomas Hoye on 04-05-16

Let's hope there is not a sequel

This is my least enjoyable book from audible even including those I returned. The author seems lost interest in the subject early in the book feeling the pages with poorly connecting data to the main theme and he uses metaphors that are disjointed bringing added confusion rather than clarity.
By the time the end of the book the pages run on with filler as if to make a page quota. Add to this is a narrator whose sing song delivery is more fitting narrating a book on the joy of kite flying than what is supposed to be a serious subject.
This book is not the concise and crisp covering of the subject matter I hoped it would be.

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7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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