War

Author: Shane Harris
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544250443
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"Chilling . . . Extraordinary and urgent." — Washington Post “Scary but well documented . . . A deep dive into the world of cyber war and cyber warriors.” — Los Angeles Times “Unsettling . . . A deeply informative account of how corporations, governments, and even individuals are rapidly perfecting the ability to monitor and sabotage the Internet infrastructure.” — Christian Science Monitor 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. As recent revelations have shown, government agencies are joining with tech giants like Google and Facebook to collect vast amounts of information, and the military has also formed a new alliance with tech and finance companies to patrol cyberspace. Shane Harris offers a deeper glimpse into this partnership than we have ever seen before, and he explains what the new cyber security regime means for all of us who spend our daily lives bound to the Internet—and are vulnerable to its dangers. “@War is superb . . . Rigorous, comprehensive, and a joy to read.” — Lawfare

Corporate Security Crossroads Responding To Terrorism Cyberthreats And Other Hazards In The Global Business Environment

Author: Richard J. Chasdi
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440832862
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Even though terrorism poses an increasing threat to multinational companies, corporate leaders can thwart attacks by learning to navigate the complexities of foreign governments, social unrest, and cultural dissonance. • Covers different operational environments • Offers strategies for minimizing risk, such as shortening supply chains and creating redundancies to mitigate cyberattacks or physical threats • Discusses the use of corporate intelligence about local conditions to create effective security measures and track future safety trends • Suggests that multinational corporations work together to achieve economies of scale in antiterrorism services and to establish partnerships with local governments

Cyber Weaponry

Author: Henry Prunckun
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319741071
Size: 58.54 MB
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There is little doubt that cyber-space has become the battle space for confrontations. However, to conduct cyber operations, a new armory of weapons needs to be employed. No matter how many, or how sophisticated an aggressor’s kinetic weapons are, they are useless in cyber-space. This book looks at the milieu of the cyber weapons industry, as well as the belligerents who use cyber weapons. It discusses what distinguishes these hardware devices and software programs from computer science in general. It does this by focusing on specific aspects of the topic—contextual issues of why cyber-space is the new battleground, defensive cyber weapons, offensive cyber weapons, dual-use weapons, and the implications these weapons systems have for practice. Contrary to popular opinion, the use of cyber weapons is not limited to nation states; though this is where the bulk of news reporting focuses. The reality is that there isn’t a sector of the political-economy that is immune to cyber skirmishes. So, this book looks at cyber weapons not only by national security agencies and the military, but also by law enforcement, and the business sector—the latter includes administrations termed non-government organisations (NGOs). This book offers study material suitable for a wide-ranging audience—students, professionals, researchers, policy officers, and ICT specialists.

War Play

Author: Corey Mead
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544031563
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Exploring behind the scenes at training sessions where soldiers play multiplayer missions that test combat skills, an expert on military innovation shows how the military is influencing the adoption of video games as learning and recruitment tools.

Hoarders Doomsday Preppers And The Culture Of Apocalypse

Author: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137468084
Size: 74.44 MB
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The culture of twenty-first century America revolves around narcissistic death, violence, and visions of doom. Foster explores this culture of the apocalypse, from hoarding and gluttony to visions of the post-apocalyptic world.

Leonardo To The Internet

Author: Thomas J. Misa
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801878084
Size: 16.19 MB
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Describes the economic, sociological, and cultural factors that shaped the Industrial Revolution and discusses the link between modern technology and aesthetics.

From Counterculture To Cyberculture

Author: Fred Turner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226817431
Size: 65.80 MB
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In the early 1960s, computers haunted the American popular imagination. Bleak tools of the cold war, they embodied the rigid organization and mechanical conformity that made the military-industrial complex possible. But by the 1990s—and the dawn of the Internet—computers started to represent a very different kind of world: a collaborative and digital utopia modeled on the communal ideals of the hippies who so vehemently rebelled against the cold war establishment in the first place. From Counterculture to Cyberculture is the first book to explore this extraordinary and ironic transformation. Fred Turner here traces the previously untold story of a highly influential group of San Francisco Bay–area entrepreneurs: Stewart Brand and the Whole Earth network. Between 1968 and 1998, via such familiar venues as the National Book Award–winning Whole Earth Catalog, the computer conferencing system known as WELL, and, ultimately, the launch of the wildly successful Wired magazine, Brand and his colleagues brokered a long-running collaboration between San Francisco flower power and the emerging technological hub of Silicon Valley. Thanks to their vision, counterculturalists and technologists alike joined together to reimagine computers as tools for personal liberation, the building of virtual and decidedly alternative communities, and the exploration of bold new social frontiers. Shedding new light on how our networked culture came to be, this fascinating book reminds us that the distance between the Grateful Dead and Google, between Ken Kesey and the computer itself, is not as great as we might think.

The Internet

Author: Hilary W. Poole
Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc
ISBN: 9781851096596
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Illuminating the reality of worldwide access to information, this expanded three-volume set is a one-stop resource for Internet history, biographies of key figures, and analysis of how the Internet operates.