Glass Houses: Privacy, Secrecy, and Cyber Insecurity in a Transparent World

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Penguin Books #ad - He saw at close range the battleground on which adversaries are attacking us: cyberspace. Like the rest of us, ” all but transparent to a new generation of spies who operate remotely from such places as China, governments and corporations inhabit “glass houses, the Middle East, Russia, and even France.

. In this urgent wake-up call, brenner draws on his extraordinary background to show what we can—and cannot—do to prevent cyber spies and hackers from compromising our security and stealing our latest technology. A chilling and revelatory appraisal of the new faces of espionage and warfare on the digital battlegroundShortly after 9/11, Joel Brenner entered the inner sanctum of American espionage, first as the inspector general of the National Security Agency, then as the head of counterintelligence for the director of National Intelligence.

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Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground

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Crown #ad - Yet at every turn, their main quarry displayed an uncanny ability to sniff out their snitches and see through their plots. Former hacker kevin poulsen has, over the past decade, built a reputation as one of the top investigative reporters on the cybercrime beat. In kingpin, he pours his unmatched access and expertise into book form for the first time, delivering a gripping cat-and-mouse narrative—and an unprecedented view into the twenty-first century’s signature form of organized crime.

Together, the cybercops lured numerous unsuspecting hackers into their clutches. And thanks to poulsen’s remarkable access to both cops and criminals, we step inside the quiet, desperate arms race that law enforcement continues to fight with these scammers today. Ultimately, kingpin is a journey into an underworld of startling scope and power, one in which ordinary American teenagers work hand in hand with murderous Russian mobsters and where a simple Wi-Fi connection can unleash a torrent of gold worth millions.

Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground #ad - As prominent “white-hat” hacker max “vision” Butler, he was a celebrity throughout the programming world, even serving as a consultant to the FBI. Together with a smooth-talking con artist, he ran a massive real-world crime ring. And for years, he did it all with seeming impunity, even as countless rivals ran afoul of police.

. We learn the workings of the numerous hacks—browser exploits, and much more—these fraudsters use to ply their trade, Trojan horses, phishing attacks, and trace the complex routes by which they turn stolen data into millions of dollars.

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Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Forget data theft: cutting-edge digital attackers can now literally crash your car, and home security system, pacemaker, as well as everyone else’s. In click here to kill everybody, hyper-connected era, best-selling author Bruce Schneier explores the risks and security implications of our new, and lays out common-sense policies that will allow us to enjoy the benefits of this omnipotent age without falling prey to the consequences of its insecurity.

Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World #ad - Sober, lucid and often wise. Naturethe internet is powerful, but it is not safe. As “smart” devices proliferate the risks will get worse, unless we act now. From driverless cars to smart thermostats, from autonomous stock-trading systems to drones equipped with their own behavioral algorithms, the Internet now has direct effects on the physical world.

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Worm: The First Digital World War

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Atlantic Monthly Press #ad - Banks, telecommunications companies, and critical government networks—including British Parliament and the French and German military—became infected almost instantaneously. No one had ever seen anything like it. From the bestselling author of Black Hawk Down, the gripping story of the Conficker worm—the cyberattack that nearly toppled the world.

The conficker worm infected its first computer in November 2008, and within a month had infiltrated 1. 5 million computers in 195 countries. In this “masterpiece” the philadelphia inquirer, researchers, Mark Bowden expertly lays out a spellbinding tale of how hackers, millionaire Internet entrepreneurs, and computer security experts found themselves drawn into a battle between those determined to exploit the Internet and those committed to protecting it.

Worm: The First Digital World War #ad -  . By january 2009, the worm lay hidden in at least eight million computers, and the botnet of linked computers it had created was big enough that an attack might crash the world.

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Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War

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Simon & Schuster #ad - This set in motion the first presidential directive on computer security. An eye-opening history of our government’s 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.

An important, pentagon, the never-before-told story of the computer scientists and the NSA, disturbing, and gripping history” Kirkus Reviews, starred review, and White House policymakers who invent and employ cyber wars—where every country can be a major power player and every hacker a mass destroyer.

In june 1983, in which a teenager unwittingly hacks the Pentagon, President Reagan watched the movie War Games, and asked his top general if the scenario was plausible. From the 1991 gulf war to conflicts in haiti, and iran, serbia, Iraq, the former Soviet republics, Syria, where cyber warfare played a significant role, Dark Territory chronicles a little-known past that shines an unsettling light on our future.

Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War #ad - Fred kaplan probes the inner corridors of the national security agency, the beyond-top-secret cyber units in the Pentagon, policymakers, scientists, and the national security debates in the White House to reveal the details of the officers, the “information warfare” squads of the military services, and spies who devised this new form of warfare and who have been planning—and more often than people know fighting—these wars for decades.

. The general said it was.

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Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It #ad - This is no x-files fantasy or conspiracy theory madness—this is real. Cyber war exposes a virulent threat to our nation’s security. Clarke sounds a timely and chilling warning about america’s vulnerability in a terrifying new international conflict—Cyber War! Every concerned American should read this startling and explosive book that offers an insider’s view of White House ‘Situation Room’ operations and carries the reader to the frontlines of our cyber defense.

Author of the #1 new york times bestseller Against All Enemies, former presidential advisor and counter-terrorism expert Richard A.

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Total Focus: Make Better Decisions Under Pressure

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Portfolio #ad - In the wake of that failure, Webb realized that successful entrepreneurs need a skill he had already mastered: total focus. In this book, webb teaches us to make better decisions under extreme pressure by emulating the habits of his fellow warriors, Matt Meeker of BarkBox, as well as other skills he learned on the job and from great friends and business leaders like Solomon Choi of 16 Handles, and Betsy Morgan of the Huffington Post and TheBlaze.

You can overcome indecisiveness and hesitancy by accepting violence of action: a decision to move forward with an imperfect plan, knowing that even the best-laid plans go wrong. For instance, you’ll discover:·  the difference between total focus and tunnel vision is developing total situational awareness: the ability to spot opportunities and threats without getting distracted from your goal.

Total Focus: Make Better Decisions Under Pressure #ad - Seal snipers define it as the ability to filter out noise and chaos so you can make life-or-death decisions under the extreme conditions of combat. Navy seal sniper brandon webb transitioned to civilian life, he struggled to get his first startup business off the ground. Entrepreneurs must learn to embrace the suck, refusing to quit when the going gets brutal, and recognizing that unexpected challenges may reveal your best shot at success.

By following the tactics and wisdom of a generation of legendary snipers and business leaders, you’ll find the clarity of mind you need to accomplish your own mission—whatever it takes. If he could maintain total focus while staring through crosshairs at a man who might or might not be an Al Qaeda terrorist, surely he could do the same in the business world.

He raised millions for his new venture, only to lose it all as problems spiraled out of his control.

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Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Your online and in-store purchasing patterns are recorded, sick, and reveal if you're unemployed, or pregnant. But have we given up more than we’ve gained? In Data and Goliath, security expert Bruce Schneier offers another path, one that values both security and privacy. Governments use surveillance to discriminate, censor, chill free speech, and put people in danger worldwide.

. Bruce schneier’s amazing book is the best overview of privacy and security ever written. Clay shirky“bruce schneier’s amazing book is the best overview of privacy and security ever written. Clay shirkyyour cell phone provider tracks your location and knows who’s with you. He brings his bestseller up-to-date with a new preface covering the latest developments, and then shows us exactly what we can do to reform government surveillance programs, shake up surveillance-based business models, and protect our individual privacy.

Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World #ad - Corporations use surveillance to manipulate not only the news articles and advertisements we each see, but also the prices we’re offered. Your e-mails and texts expose your intimate and casual friends. The result is a mass surveillance society of our own making. And both sides share this information with each other or, even worse, lose it to cybercriminals in huge data breaches.

Much of this is voluntary: we cooperate with corporate surveillance because it promises us convenience, and we submit to government surveillance because it promises us protection.

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Success With Less: Releasing Obligations and Discovering Joy

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Marie Street Press #ad - Less" is about choosing the things that really matter and remove the obligations that don't. And this book will show you how to find it. A last-ditch trip to an unorthodox doc helped her to face a crossroads in her life - identifying the childhood reason for her poor health - and helping her to turn her life around.

A recovering overachiever, her relationships - she had to simplify, "What more can I do?" The key to her success wasn't tied to her determination, Karen's journey through misdiagnosis left her wondering, her ambition, and adopt a powerful new formula for creating a life without regrets. But what if having more started with doing less? Beyond just a minimalist approach to life, this book describes how to have less of the self-created labels and obligations that keep you from being who you were meant to be.

Despite diet and exercise, lost color in her skin and eyes, she gained weight, watched her energy drain away. Her journey is one of candid ups and downs: from accomplishment to disappointment, confusion to insight, and ultimately, a simple life-altering formula that anyone can grasp. Success might be best defined as that elusive something that's always out of reach.

Success With Less: Releasing Obligations and Discovering Joy #ad - A simple realization led her to a three-step process that has transformed her life, her relationships and her health. Success with less provides the reader with insight into relationships, career management, health, diet and wellness - because Karen discovered a powerful formula that simplifies the tough stuff.

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Cyber War Will Not Take Place

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Oxford University Press #ad - Thomas rid argues that the focus on war and winning distracts from the real challenge of cyberspace: non-violent confrontation that may rival or even replace violence in surprising ways. The threat consists of three different vectors: espionage, sabotage, and subversion. This book takes stock, twenty years on: is cyber war really coming? Has war indeed entered the fifth domain?Cyber War Will Not Take Place cuts through the hype and takes a fresh look at cyber security.

Cyber War Will Not Take Place #ad - Air force boasted it would now fly, fight, and win in cyberspace, the "fifth domain" of warfare. Cyber war is coming, " announced a land-mark RAND report in 1993. In 2005, the U. S. With a mix of technical detail and rigorous political analysis, industries, the book explores some key questions: What are cyber weapons? How have they changed the meaning of violence? How likely and how dangerous is crowd-sourced subversive activity? Why has there never been a lethal cyber attack against a country's critical infrastructure? How serious is the threat of "pure" cyber espionage, of exfiltrating data without infiltrating humans first? And who is most vulnerable: which countries, individuals? .

The author traces the most significant hacks and attacks, exploring the full spectrum of case studies from the shadowy world of computer espionage and weaponised code.

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The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success

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Jossey-Bass #ad - Learn how to create an environment that engenders trust and propels high performance. Karlgaard shares these stories and identifies the five key variables that make up every organization’s “soft edge”: Trust: Northwestern Mutual has built a $25 million dollar revenue juggernaut on trust, the foundation of lasting success.

How do you keep up? learn how the mayo Clinic, Stanford University women’s basketball team, and others stay on top by relentlessly pursuing an advantage through smarts. These factors remain critical, especially given today’s unprecedented business climate. Learn how global giant FedEx stays focused and how nimble Nest Labs relies on lean teams with cognitive diversity.

The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success #ad - But rich karlgaard—forbes publisher, investor, entrepreneur, and board director—takes a surprising turn and argues that there is now a third element that’s required for competitive advantage. Taste: clever product design and integration are proxies for intelligence because they make customers feel smart.

What does it take to get ahead now—And Stay There? High performance has always required shrewd strategy and superb execution. But taste goes further into deep emotional engagement. Teamwork: since collaboration and innovation are a must in the global economy, effective teamwork is vital. What’s your company’s story? how do you tell it your way? Gain the ability to create a powerful narrative in a world where outsiders often exercise the louder voice.

It fosters innovation, it accelerates strategy and execution, and it cannot be copied or bought.

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