Cybersecurity and cyberwar
what everybody needs to know
- ISBN: 9780199918119
- Editorial: Oxford University Press
- Fecha de la edición: 2014
- Lugar de la edición: Oxford. Reino Unido
- Encuadernación: Rústica
- Medidas: 21 cm
- Nº Pág.: 306
- Idiomas: Inglés
Peter Singer, author of the bestselling Wired for War, is one of the world's leading experts on cybersecurity and cyberwar.
The use of cybernetics represents the next stage in the evolution of human warfare, and this will be the first concise and readable overview for the layperson
Features the same Q and A format that other titles in OUP's highly successful <"What Everyone Needs to Know>" series possess.
Dependence on computers has had a transformative effect on human society. Cybernetics is now woven into the core functions of virtually every basic institution, including our oldest ones. War is one such institution, and the digital revolution's impact on it has been profound. The American military, which has no peer, is almost completely reliant on high-tech computer systems. Given the Internet's potential for full-spectrum surveillance and information disruption, the marshaling of computer networks represents the next stage of cyberwar. Indeed, it is upon us already. The recent Stuxnet episode, in which Israel fed a malignant computer virus into Iran's nuclear facilities, is one such example. Penetration into US government computer systems by Chinese hackers-presumably sponsored by the Chinese government-is another. Together, they point to a new era in the evolution of human conflict.
In Cybersecurity: What Everyone Needs to Know, noted experts Peter W. Singer and Allan Friedman lay out how the revolution in military cybernetics occurred and explain where it is headed. They begin with an explanation of what cyberspace is before moving on to discussions of how it can be exploited and why it is so hard to defend. Throughout, they discuss the latest developments in military and security technology. Singer and Friedman close with a discussion of how people and governments can protect themselves. In sum, Cybersecurity is the definitive account on the subject for the educated layman who wants to know more about the nature of war, conflict, and security in the twenty first century.