Frustrating and relatable they are, but the risk to consumers by phishing or municipalities by ransomware wasn't my reason for reading Cybersecurity and Cyberwar. Without a doubt, Singer and Friedman delved into such vulnerabilities before the data breaches on Experian and Target or threats on Atlanta and Baltimore. My interest was instead on the remote attacks on a nation's critical infrastructure, like the current tit-for-tat between Iran and Israel.
Cybersecurity and Cyberwar delivers on such defenses. Additionally, it might suggest that the stateside consumer has better defense from cybercrime than Washington and the Pentagon do cyberwar from abroad. As Singer and Friedman acknowledge, the breakdown of Internet architecture like computer networking can get technical. However, the two make lots of pop culture references and offline analogies for understandability.
A book review of Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know (P.W. Singer and Allan Friedman)
Jubalyn ExWilliams lives in Pennsylvania (United States). You can find her reviews on books from the Dauphin County Library System, including one on Cybersecurity and Cyberwar by Singer and Friedman, at landturn.com/reviews.
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