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Richard A. Clarke warned America once before about the havoc terrorism would wreak on our national security—and he was right. Now he warns us of another threat, silent but equally dangerous. Cyber War is a powerful book about technology, government, and military strategy; about criminals, spies, soldiers, and hackers. It explains clearly and convincingly what cyber war is, how cyber weapons work, and how vulnerable we are as a nation and as individuals to the vast and looming web of cyber criminals. This is the first book about the war of the future—cyber war—and a convincing argument that we may already be in peril of losing it.

Published: HarperCollins on Apr 20, 2010
ISBN: 9780061992391
List price: $10.99
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Clarke's book is a somewhat decent read. At nearly 300 pages, it could easily have been condensed to approximately 200 pages if the redundant and cyclic references were removed. The repeated references do assist Clarke in making his over-arching point of the weaknesses in the digital infrastructure of the United States -- but this also served to make me feel like I was being beaten repeatedly over the head with the same statements. Further hurting Clarke was a lack of technical explanation for some of these points, which brought to mind the thought of "just because you repeat it often enough will not make it true". Despite these short-comings, the book does present some of the legislative and governmental problems in dealing with the uncharted and complicated world of "cyber-space". Clarke's critique of governmental platitudes and lackluster understanding of how connected civilian, government and military infrastructures are to today's internet are eye-opening. Overall, the book is an excellent introduction to the concepts of digital warfare, but is extremely light-weight in regards to any technical approach of the topic. Clarke is extremely knowledgeable of how to navigate through the legislative waters in regards to the topic though - which is easily the prime strength of the material throughout.read more
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Well, I used to worry that climate change was going to be the end of human civilization. Now I know we aren't going to make it that far for this to be a legitimate worry. All of our systems are going to come crashing down around our ears from compromised computer networks. A freightening book that proves China is going to inherit the Earth, if only because they can disconnect from the Internet and still carry on when everything goes South. The denial of service attacks on MasterCard and VISA this week are only the tip of the iceberg, according to this book.read more
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Clarke's book is a somewhat decent read. At nearly 300 pages, it could easily have been condensed to approximately 200 pages if the redundant and cyclic references were removed. The repeated references do assist Clarke in making his over-arching point of the weaknesses in the digital infrastructure of the United States -- but this also served to make me feel like I was being beaten repeatedly over the head with the same statements. Further hurting Clarke was a lack of technical explanation for some of these points, which brought to mind the thought of "just because you repeat it often enough will not make it true". Despite these short-comings, the book does present some of the legislative and governmental problems in dealing with the uncharted and complicated world of "cyber-space". Clarke's critique of governmental platitudes and lackluster understanding of how connected civilian, government and military infrastructures are to today's internet are eye-opening. Overall, the book is an excellent introduction to the concepts of digital warfare, but is extremely light-weight in regards to any technical approach of the topic. Clarke is extremely knowledgeable of how to navigate through the legislative waters in regards to the topic though - which is easily the prime strength of the material throughout.
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Well, I used to worry that climate change was going to be the end of human civilization. Now I know we aren't going to make it that far for this to be a legitimate worry. All of our systems are going to come crashing down around our ears from compromised computer networks. A freightening book that proves China is going to inherit the Earth, if only because they can disconnect from the Internet and still carry on when everything goes South. The denial of service attacks on MasterCard and VISA this week are only the tip of the iceberg, according to this book.
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