The Inside Story of America's Struggle to Secure Cyberspace

Book - 2016
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The spectacular cyber attack on Sony Pictures and costly hacks of Target, Home Depot, Neiman Marcus, and databases containing sensitive data on millions of U.S. federal workers have shocked the nation. Despite a new urgency for the president, Congress, law enforcement, and corporate America to address the growing threat, the hacks keep coming--each one more pernicious than the last--from China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, the Middle East, and points unknown. The continuing attacks raise a deeply disturbing question: Is the issue simply beyond the reach of our government, political leaders, business leaders, and technology visionaries to resolve? In Hacked, veteran cybersecurity journalist Charlie Mitchell reveals the innovative, occasionally brilliant, and too-often hapless government and industry responses to growing cybersecurity threats. He examines the internal power struggles in the federal government, the paralysis on Capitol Hill, and the industry's desperate effort to stay ahead of both the bad guys and the government.
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, c2016
ISBN: 9781442255210
Branch Call Number: 384.30973 M6925H 2016
Characteristics: xvi, 301 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Hacked


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Aug 08, 2016

[Update 8/16: With the massive hacking of NSA, congress, et cetera, important to note this book does not mention two important points: (1) offshoring of senstive government coding to China; and, (2) too much government money wasted on spreading disinformation on the Web [neocon commenters at various sites, et cetera, hence less money for cybersecurity.]
I don't know, perhaps I was in a bad mood when I read this, but I found this book too mediocre to even bother commenting on.


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