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@WAR : The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex (Reprint) (Paperback) (Shane Harris)

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“A great overview of our new cyberfronts. Unlike most books about cyberwar, this one is enjoyably readable. At times it feels like a mdoern spy novel, but it is a guide to tomorrow’s headlines.” — Thomas E. Ricks“Readers will squirm . . . Harris delivers a convincing account of the terrible cyberdisasters that loom, and the intrusive nature of the fight to prevent them.” —Publishers WeeklyA surprising, page-turning account of how the wars of the future are already being fought today

The United States military currently views cyberspace as the “fifth domain” of warfare (alongside land, air, sea, and space), and the Department of Defense, the National Security Agency, and the CIA all field teams of hackers who can, and do, launch computer virus strikes against enemy targets. In fact, as @WAR shows, U.S. hackers were crucial to our victory in Iraq. Shane Harris delves into the frontlines of America’s new cyber war. As recent revelations have shown, government agencies are joining with tech giants like Google and Facebook to collect vast amounts of information. The military has also formed a new alliance with tech and finance companies to patrol cyberspace, and Harris offers a deeper glimpse into this partnership than we have ever seen before. Finally, Harris explains what the new cybersecurity regime means for all of us, who spend our daily lives bound to the Internet — and are vulnerable to its dangers.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 263
Genre: Technology, Computers + Internet, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Cyberspace
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Shane Harris
Language: English
Street Date: November 3, 2015
TCIN: 50107451
UPC: 9780544570283
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-3838
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