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By Richard A. Clarke, Robert Knake

Richard A. Clarke warned the USA as soon as sooner than concerning the havoc terrorism might wreak on our nationwide protection -- and he used to be correct. Now he warns us of one other chance, silent yet both risky. Cyber War is a robust ebook approximately expertise, govt, and army approach; approximately criminals, spies, infantrymen, and hackers. this is often the 1st publication concerning the struggle of the long run -- cyber battle -- and a powerful argument that we may possibly already be in danger of wasting it.

Cyber War is going at the back of the "geek talk" of hackers and computing device scientists to provide an explanation for in actual fact and convincingly what cyber warfare is, how cyber guns paintings, and the way weak we're as a kingdom and as contributors to the substantial and looming internet of cyber criminals. From the 1st cyber problem assembly within the White apartment a decade in the past to the boardrooms of Silicon Valley and tunnels lower than new york, Clarke and coauthor Robert okay. Knake hint the increase of the cyber age and profile the not going characters and areas on the epicenter of the battlefield. They recount the international cyber spies who hacked into the place of work of the Secretary of protection, the keep watch over platforms for U.S. electrical strength grids, and the plans to guard America's newest fighter airplane.

Economically and militarily, Clarke and Knake argue, what we've already misplaced within the new millennium's cyber battles is tantamount to the Soviet and chinese language robbery of our nuclear bomb secrets and techniques within the Nineteen Forties and Nineteen Fifties. the chances of what we stand to lose in an all-out cyber battle -- our person and nationwide safety between them -- are only as chilling. robust and convincing, Cyber War starts the serious debate in regards to the subsequent nice risk to nationwide safety.

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Fewer than 20,000 of North Korea’s 23 million citizens have cell phones. Radios and TVs are hardwired to tune only into official government channels. And as far as the Internet is concerned, the New York Times’s judgment from 2006 that North Korea is a “black hole” still stands. ” North Korea operates about thirty websites for external communication with the rest of the world, mostly to spread propaganda about its neighbor to the south. A handful of Western hotels are permitted satellite access, and North Korea does run a limited internal network for a few lucky citizens who can go to the Dear One’s website, but almost nowhere else.

Cyber War The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It Richard A. Clarke and Robert K. Knake To the late William Weed Kaufmann, who taught me and so many others how to analyze national security issues. RICHARD CLARKE To my wife, Elizabeth, whose support knows no bounds. And for our daughter, Charlotte, may you grow up in a more peaceful century. ROB KNAKE Contents Introduction One Trial Runs Two Cyber Warriors Three The Battlespace Four The Defense Fails Five Toward a Defensive Strategy Six How Offensive?

But they didn’t. What the Syrians slowly, reluctantly, and painfully concluded the next morning was that Israel had “owned” Damascus’s pricey air defense network the night before. What appeared on the radar screens was what the Israeli Air Force had put there, an image of nothing. The view seen by the Syrians bore no relation to the reality that their eastern skies had become an Israeli Air Force bombing range. Syrian air defense missiles could not have been fired because there had been no targets in the system for them to seek out.

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