Cyber War

book coverCyber War: The next Threat to National Security and What to Do about It, Richard A. Clarke, Ecco, 2010

Here is the state of Internet security, from the viewpoint of the American Security Czar. The book’s orange cover is appropriate: the book is meant to alarm American voters. The alarm is justified: white-hats worldwide would do well to keep their systems guarded (patched, monitored, firewalled..). But the author needs to distinguish between war and internet security.  Military systems that need to be secure from hackers simply should not be connected to the Internet. Likewise with critical infrastructure such as power grid controls.  Internet security then has little to do with war, important as it is. The book is recommended by Bruce Schneier here. 250 pages, hardcover.

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Carleton Library     University of Ottawa

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