Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War

By | January 16, 2018
Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War Author Fred Kaplan
ISBN-10 1476763267
ISBN-13 9781476763262
Year 2017-03-28
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher Simon & Schuster
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An important disturbing and gripping history Kirkus Reviews starred review the never before told story of the computer scientists and the NSA Pentagon and White House policymakers who invent and employ cyber warswhere every country can be a major power player and every hacker a mass destroyer In June 1983 President Reagan watched the movie War Games in which a teenager unwittingly hacks the Pentagon and asked his top general if the scenario was plausible The general said it was This set in motion the first presidential directive on computer security From the 1991 Gulf War to conflicts in Haiti Serbia Syria the former Soviet republics Iraq and Iran where cyber warfare played a significant role Dark Territory chronicles a little known past that shines an unsettling light on our future Fred Kaplan probes the inner corridors of the National Security Agency the beyond top secret cyber units in the Pentagon the information warfare squads of the military services and the national security debates in the White House to reveal the details of the officers policymakers scientists and spies who devised this new form of warfare and who have been planningand more often than people know fightingthese wars for decades An eye opening history of our governments efforts to effectively manage our national security in the face of the largely open global communications network established by the World Wide Web Dark Territory is a page turner and consistently surprising The New York Times

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