The Perfect Weapon

The Perfect Weapon

The Perfect Weapon is the startling inside story of how the rise of cyberweapons transformed geopolitics like nothing since the invention of the atomic bomb.

Author: David E. Sanger

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780451497901

Category: Political Science

Page: 402

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NOW AN HBO® DOCUMENTARY FROM AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR JOHN MAGGIO • “An important—and deeply sobering—new book about cyberwarfare” (Nicholas Kristof, New York Times), now updated with a new chapter. The Perfect Weapon is the startling inside story of how the rise of cyberweapons transformed geopolitics like nothing since the invention of the atomic bomb. Cheap to acquire, easy to deny, and usable for a variety of malicious purposes, cyber is now the weapon of choice for democracies, dictators, and terrorists. Two presidents—Bush and Obama—drew first blood with Operation Olympic Games, which used malicious code to blow up Iran’s nuclear centrifuges, and yet America proved remarkably unprepared when its own weapons were stolen from its arsenal and, during President Trump’s first year, turned back on the United States and its allies. And if Obama would begin his presidency by helping to launch the new era of cyberwar, he would end it struggling unsuccessfully to defend the 2016 U.S. election from interference by Russia, with Vladimir Putin drawing on the same playbook he used to destabilize Ukraine. Moving from the White House Situation Room to the dens of Chinese government hackers to the boardrooms of Silicon Valley, New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger reveals a world coming face-to-face with the perils of technological revolution, where everyone is a target. “Timely and bracing . . . With the deep knowledge and bright clarity that have long characterized his work, Sanger recounts the cunning and dangerous development of cyberspace into the global battlefield of the twenty-first century.”—Washington Post
Categories: Political Science

Summary of The Perfect Weapon War Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age by David E Sanger Conversation Starters

Summary of The Perfect Weapon  War  Sabotage  and Fear in the Cyber Age by David E  Sanger  Conversation Starters

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Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 0464996082

Category: Education

Page: 70

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The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age by David E. Sanger: Conversation Starters World conflict has now evolved from nuclear weapons and terrorism into cyberwarfare, one that the US suddenly finds itself disadvantaged. The US is the most advanced nation in cyber technology and yet has been subject to numerous cyber attacks from other countries including that of the Russian interference in the 2016 elections in which the US has still to retaliate. Investigative journalist David Sanger says the American government has been quiet and secretive about cyberweapons which prevents the public from discussing cyberwarfare policy. A three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Sanger is also the author of two New York Times bestselling books on foreign policy and national security-- The Inheritance and Confront and Conceal. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before
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The Perfect Weapon

The Perfect Weapon

War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age David E. Sanger. More Praise for David E. Sanger's THE PERFECT WEAPON “ This encyclopedic account by a Times correspondent traces the rapid rise of cyberwarfare capabilities and warns that ideas ...

Author: David E. Sanger

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780451497918

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 307

NOW AN HBO® DOCUMENTARY FROM AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR JOHN MAGGIO • “An important—and deeply sobering—new book about cyberwarfare” (Nicholas Kristof, New York Times), now updated with a new chapter. The Perfect Weapon is the startling inside story of how the rise of cyberweapons transformed geopolitics like nothing since the invention of the atomic bomb. Cheap to acquire, easy to deny, and usable for a variety of malicious purposes, cyber is now the weapon of choice for democracies, dictators, and terrorists. Two presidents—Bush and Obama—drew first blood with Operation Olympic Games, which used malicious code to blow up Iran’s nuclear centrifuges, and yet America proved remarkably unprepared when its own weapons were stolen from its arsenal and, during President Trump’s first year, turned back on the United States and its allies. And if Obama would begin his presidency by helping to launch the new era of cyberwar, he would end it struggling unsuccessfully to defend against Russia’s broad attack on the 2016 US election. Moving from the White House Situation Room to the dens of Chinese government hackers to the boardrooms of Silicon Valley, New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger reveals a world coming face-to-face with the perils of technological revolution, where everyone is a target. “Timely and bracing . . . With the deep knowledge and bright clarity that have long characterized his work, Sanger recounts the cunning and dangerous development of cyberspace into the global battlefield of the twenty-first century.”—Washington Post
Categories: Political Science

Israel Under Netanyahu

Israel Under Netanyahu

24 Akiva Lorenz, “Israel Navy Intercepts Iranian Weapons en route to Hezbollah,” Maritime Terrorism. ... 29 David E. Sanger, The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age (New York: Crown, 2018), pp. 22–26.

Author: Robert O. Freedman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000751765

Category: Political Science

Page: 318

View: 696

Examining Benjamin Netanyahu’s more than a decade-long period as Israel’s Prime Minister, this important book evaluates the domestic politics and foreign policy of Israel from 2009-2019. This comprehensive study assesses Israel’s main political parties, highlights the special position in Israel of Israel’s Arab, Russian and religious communities, appraises Netanyahu’s stewardship of Israel’s economy, and analyzes Israel’s foreign relations. The scholars contributing to the volume are leading experts from both Israel and the United States and represent a broad spectrum of viewpoints on Israeli politics and foreign policy. The case studies cover the Likud party, the non-religious opposition parties such as Labor, Meretz, and Yesh Atid, the Arab parties, the religious parties and the Russian-based Yisrael B’Aliyah party, and present analyses of the ups and downs of Israel’s relations with the United States, the American Jewish Community, Iran, Europe, the Palestinians, the Arab World, Russia, China, India, and Turkey as well as Israel’s challenges in dealing with terrorism. Another highlight of the book is an assessment of Netanyahu’s leadership of the Likud party, which seeks to answer the question as to whether Netanyahu is a pragmatist interested in a peace deal with the Palestinians or an ideologue who wants Israel to hold on to the West Bank as well as all of Jerusalem. This volume will be of interest to readers who wish to understand the dynamics of Israel during Benjamin Netanyahu’s time as Prime Minister and are interested in the history and politics of Israel and the Middle East.
Categories: Political Science

Spies Lies and Algorithms

Spies  Lies  and Algorithms

89. For “into the wild,” see David Sanger, The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age (New York: Crown, 2018), 22. For “watershed,” see Paul D. Shinkman, “Former CIA Director: Cyber Attack Game- Changers Comparable to ...

Author: Amy B. Zegart

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691147130

Category: Computers

Page: 424

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Intelligence challenges in the digital age : Cloaks, daggers, and tweets -- The education crisis : How fictional spies are shaping public opinion and intelligence policy -- American intelligence history at a glance-from fake bakeries to armed drones -- Intelligence basics : Knowns and unknowns -- Why analysis is so hard : The seven deadly biases -- Counterintelligence : To catch a spy -- Covert action - "a hard business of agonizing choices" -- Congressional oversight : Eyes on spies -- Intelligence isn't just for governments anymore : Nuclear sleuthing in a Google earth world -- Decoding cyber threats.
Categories: Computers

The Survival Nexus

The Survival Nexus

Nigel Inkster, China's Cyber Power (Washington, DC: Routledge and the International Institute for Strategic ... 2018); and David Sanger, The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age (New York: Crown Publishing, 2018). 2.

Author: Charles Weiss

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190946265

Category: Science

Page: 385

View: 444

"The impact of science and technology on world affairs is shaped by politics, economics, business, ethics, law, psychology, and culture. This nexus is a neglected aspect of international affairs. It cuts across and unites diverse issues critical to human survival: climate change, global health, nuclear weapons, Internet governance, cybersecurity, jobs, competitiveness, poverty, hunger, and the management of new technologies like autonomous weapons, hypersonic missiles, geoengineering, and gene drivers. Advances in science and technology promise both great benefits and critical threats. Appropriate policies can stimulate and guide scientific and technological advance to create new ways to achieve a healthy environment, sustainable energy systems, equitable growth, full employment, and reduced poverty. But we are allowing technology to push ourselves into uncharted and dangerous territory. Long-standing modes of international cooperation are under increasing pressure, and we are making too little effort to strengthen and update them. Nor are we building the strong global norms that we need to manage new technologies. Underlying all of the global problems discussed in this book are considerations of basic ethics: our willingness to respect scientific facts, to act today to forestall long-run dangers, and to ensure equitable sharing of the benefits, costs, and risks from advances in science and technology"--
Categories: Science

The Wires of War

The Wires of War

64 David Sanger , The Perfect Weapon : War , Sabotage , and Fear in the Cyber Age ( New York : Penguin Random House , 2018 ) , 157 . 65 Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan , The Red Web : The Struggle Between Russia's Digital Dictators ...

Author: Jacob Helberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982144449

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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From the former news policy lead at Google, an “informative and often harrowing wake-up call” (Publishers Weekly) that explains the high-stakes global cyberwar brewing between Western democracies and the authoritarian regimes of China and Russia that could potentially crush democracy. From 2016 to 2020, Jacob Helberg led Google’s global internal product policy efforts to combat disinformation and foreign interference. During this time, he found himself in the midst of what can only be described as a quickly escalating two-front technology cold war between democracy and autocracy. On the front-end, we’re fighting to control the software—applications, news information, social media platforms, and more—of what we see on the screens of our computers, tablets, and phones, a clash which started out primarily with Russia but now increasingly includes China and Iran. Even more ominously, we’re also engaged in a hidden back-end battle—largely with China—to control the internet’s hardware, which includes devices like cellular phones, satellites, fiber-optic cables, and 5G networks. This tech-fueled war will shape the world’s balance of power for the coming century as autocracies exploit 21st-century methods to redivide the world into 20th-century-style spheres of influence. Without a firm partnership with the government, Silicon Valley is unable to protect democracy from the autocrats looking to sabotage it from Beijing to Moscow and Tehran. Helberg offers “unnervingly convincing evidence that time is running out in the ‘gray war’ with the enemies of freedom” (Kirkus Reviews) which could affect every meaningful aspect of our lives, including our economy, our infrastructure, our national security, and ultimately, our national sovereignty.
Categories: Computers

Becoming Kim Jong Un

Becoming Kim Jong Un

“At that point”: David Sanger, The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age (New York: Crown, 2018), 127. “It was like a bomb”: Hess, “Inside the Sony Hack.” 132 “Everything was so completely destroyed”: Ibid.

Author: Jung H. Pak

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781786077172

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 264

‘The young dictator comes under close scrutiny in this intelligent account’ Sunday Times When Kim Jong Un became the leader of North Korea in 2011, many expected his rule to be short. Years later, he remains the unchallenged dictator of a nuclear rogue state with weaponry capable of threatening the West. In this behind-the-scenes look, former CIA analyst and North Korea expert Jung H. Pak reveals the explosive story of Kim Jong II’s third son: the spoilt and impetuous child, the mediocre student, the ruthless murderer, the shrewd grand strategist.
Categories: History

Adaptation under Fire

Adaptation under Fire

... The Perfect Weapon : War , Sabotage , and Fear in the Cyber Age , New York : Crown Publishers , 2018 ; Gary Brown and Kurt ... “ Mattis Faces a Challenge in Equipping US to Engage in Cyberwarfare , ” The Hill , February 6 , 2017 .

Author: Lt. General David Barno

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190672072

Category: History

Page: 441

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A critical look into how and why the U.S. military needs to become more adaptable. Every military must prepare for future wars despite not really knowing the shape such wars will ultimately take. As former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates once noted: "We have a perfect record in predicting the next war. We have never once gotten it right." In the face of such great uncertainty, militaries must be able to adapt rapidly in order to win. Adaptation under Fire identifies the characteristics that make militaries more adaptable, illustrated through historical examples and the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Authors David Barno and Nora Bensahel argue that militaries facing unknown future conflicts must nevertheless make choices about the type of doctrine that their units will use, the weapons and equipment they will purchase, and the kind of leaders they will select and develop to guide the force to victory. Yet after a war begins, many of these choices will prove flawed in the unpredictable crucible of the battlefield. For a U.S. military facing diverse global threats, its ability to adapt quickly and effectively to those unforeseen circumstances may spell the difference between victory and defeat. Barno and Bensahel start by providing a framework for understanding adaptation and include historical cases of success and failure. Next, they examine U.S. military adaptation during the nation's recent wars, and explain why certain forms of adaptation have proven problematic. In the final section, Barno and Bensahel conclude that the U.S. military must become much more adaptable in order to address the fast-changing security challenges of the future, and they offer recommendations on how to do so before it is too late.
Categories: History

Weaponizing Cyberspace Inside Russia s Hostile Activities

Weaponizing Cyberspace  Inside Russia s Hostile Activities

Sanger, David E. The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age. New York: Crown, 2018. Satter, Raphael. “Assange Interviews Hezbollah Leader in TV Premier.” Associated Press, Apr 17, ...

Author: Nicholas Michael Sambaluk

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440876929

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

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Russian activity in the cyber domain is infamous in the United States and other Western countries. Weaponizing Cyberspace explores the Russian proclivity, particularly in the 21st century, for using cyberspace as an environment in which to launch technical attacks and disinformation campaigns that sow chaos and distraction in ways that provide short-term advantage to autocrats in the Kremlin. Arguing that Russia's goal is to divide people, Sambaluk explains that Russia's modus operandi in disinformation campaigning is specifically to find and exploit existing sore spots in other countries. In the U.S., this often means inflaming political tensions among people on the far left and far right. Russia's actions have taken different forms, including the sophisticated surveillance and sabotage of critical infrastructure, the ransoming of data by criminal groups, and a welter of often mutually contradictory disinformation messages that pollute online discourse within and beyond Russia. Whether deployed to contribute to hybrid war or to psychological fracture and disillusionment in targeted societies, the threat is real and must be understood and effectively addressed.
Categories: Political Science