[ Reading ] ➹ The Perfect Weapon Author David E. Sanger – Writerscompany.co.uk

The Perfect Weapon From The Premiere New York Times Washington Correspondent, A Stunning And Incisive Look Into How Cyberwarfare Is Influencing Elections, Threatening National Security, And Bringing Us To The Brink Of Global War.Behind The Russian Cyberattacks That May Have Thrown The 2016 Election Behind The Sony Hack Behind Mysterious Power Outages Around The World And The Disappearance Of Thousands Of Personnel Records From Poorly Guarded Government Servers Are The Traces Of A New And Powerful Weapon, One That Has The Potential To Remake Global Conflict Like Nothing Since The Invention Of The Atomic Bomb The Perfect Weapon Is The Riveting Story Of How, In Less Than A Decade, Cyberwarfare Displaced Terrorism And Nuclear Attacks As The Greatest Threat To American National Security Cheap To Acquire, Difficult To Defend Against, And Designed To Shield Their User S Identities So As To Complicate Retaliation, These Weapons Are Capable Of An Unprecedented Range Of Offensive Tactics They Can Take Us Just Short Of War, Allowing For Everything From Disruption To Theft To The Cause Of Widespread Damage Of Essential Infrastructure Systems And The Vulnerability Of Those Systems Has Created A Related But Equally Urgent Conflict American Companies Like Apple And Cisco Must Claim Allegiance To No Government In The Name Of Selling Secure Products Around The Globe Yet The US Intelligence Agencies Want The Help Of Such Companies In Defending Against Future Cyberattacks Reported And Written With Unprecedented Access By New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent And Bestselling Author David Sanger, The Perfect Weapon Takes Readers Inside War Rooms And Boardrooms, Into The Secret Cyberdens Of American And Chinese Military, To Give The Deep Background Story Of The Increasingly Pitched Battle Between Nations, Their Governments, Their Cyberwarriors, And Their Corporations.

10 thoughts on “The Perfect Weapon

  1. says:

    David Sanger is simply the best writer alive working on issues of global and American security, and his latest book proves how far ahead he is of everyone else in his field His meticulous reporting and cogent analysis of where cyber warfare is headed makes an urgent argument for international standards a digital Geneva Convention is mentioned

  2. says:

    66th book for 2018.Nice summary of current situation around cyberwar from an American perspective This is a scary world where large state players China and Russia, but also North Korea and Iran are increasingly intruding attacking US targets The US is largely unprotected from a cyberattack, which could take down power, water etc relatively easily Having

  3. says:

    This was a great review of the political and cyber landscape over the past decade or so Not much new information if you have been following along , but really well condensed into a single source which gives things broader context.

  4. says:

    This is an excellent and terrifying read The Russians and Chinese and North Koreans are in the house and it seems that this administration is not at all aware of the magnitude of the threat Sanger has a lot of access and a depth of knowledge on the issues and this history He s also an excellent writer I do have some critiques he seems to think that the olympic games projec

  5. says:

    Russia and China have penetrated so deeply into the electronic systems that sustain the American economy that either country might be able to set us back two or three decades using cyber weapons North Korea and Iran appear to be not far behind What seems to be stopping them all is the equal or greater ability of the United States to do the same or worse to them not to mention the ch

  6. says:

    Philip Graham is credited with calling journalism the first rough draft of history The author of The Perfect Weapon, David E Sanger, one of the highly respected journalists for the New York Times, called his book current history I am going with a polished second draft of history As a daily reader of The Times I already had some familiarity with the topics covered in Mr Sanger s book However,

  7. says:

    This is a well written book on a very specific topic from a one sided point of view with an unfortunate audiobook narrator That summary above is the response I d give if anyone asked me what I think of the book The two star rating might seem a bit harsh, but I couldn t really justify anything higher from my perspective since I already knew the broad strokes of all the events the book covered The detail

  8. says:

    4.5 stars, rounding up Sanger is one of the country s finest journalists on all issues cyber, and this book is frequently gripping and fascinating It provides an in depth look at a number of cyber incidents including Olympic Games, which destroyed a number of the Iranian nuclear program s centrifuges But perhapsimportantly, Sanger pushes us hard to grapple with the need for an emerging framework of norms and law

  9. says:

    a serious and comprehensive look at cyber warfare and the weaponization of social media how they evolved, who the key actors are, the complicated legal and strategic questions surrounding them, the disputes among agencies, and mucheye opening, sobering, an...

  10. says:

    I ordered this book from the library after hearing the author speak at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Sanger draws on his reporting on national security for the New York Times to describe the ways cyber has already been used as well as to warn of the grave future damage this pot...

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