A #1 New York Times Bestselling Author — Jack Ryan has just moved back into the oval office when he's faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup has left China's president with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Qiang, and they're planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart their ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high. Jack Ryan, Jr. and his colleagues at the Campus may be just the wild card that his father needs.
The new digital media offers us an unprecedented memory capacity, an ubiquitous communication channel and a growing computing power. How can we exploit this medium to augment our personal and social cognitive processes at the service of human development? Combining a deep knowledge of humanities and social sciences as well as a real familiarity with computer science issues, this book explains the collaborative construction of a global hypercortex coordinated by a computable metalanguage. By recognizing fully the symbolic and social nature of human cognition, we could transform our current opaque global brain into a reflexive collective intelligence.
Suddenly your Web server becomes unavailable. When you investigate, you realize that a flood of packets is surging into your network. You have just become one of the hundreds of thousands of victims of a denial-of-service attack, a pervasive and growing threat to the Internet. What do you do?
Internet Denial of Service sheds light on a complex and fascinating form of computer attack that impacts the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of millions of computers worldwide. It tells the network administrator, corporate CTO, incident responder, and student how DDoS attacks are prepared and executed, how to think about DDoS, and how to arrange computer and network defenses. It also provides a suite of actions that can be taken before, during, and after an attack.
Inside, you’ll find comprehensive information on the following topics
- How denial-of-service attacks are waged
- How to improve your network’s resilience to denial-of-service attacks
- What to do when you are involved in a denial-of-service attack
- The laws that apply to these attacks and their implications
- How often denial-of-service attacks occur, how strong they are, and the kinds of damage they can cause
- Real examples of denial-of-service attacks as experienced by the attacker, victim, and unwitting accomplices
The authors’ extensive experience in handling denial-of-service attacks and researching defense approaches is laid out clearly in practical, detailed terms.
IT BEGAN WITH A TANTALIZING,
ANONYMOUS EMAIL: “I AM A SENIOR MEMBER
OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY.”
What followed was the most spectacular intelligence breach ever, brought about by one
extraordinary man. Edward Snowden was a 29-year-old computer genius working for the
National Security Agency when he shocked the world by exposing the near-universal mass
surveillance programs of the United States government. His whistleblowing has shaken
the leaders of nations worldwide, and generated a passionate public debate on the dangers
of global monitoring and the threat to individual privacy.
Continue reading “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man (Vintage)”
Cyber war and cyber-attack is an engaging review of the basic knowledge all up to date readers should have about cyber war and cyber-attacks before diving into more complex texts, as well as extra information for those already familiar with the topic. This work takes a look at general issues involving cyber vulnerability and our growing dependency on computers systems and networks. It goes beyond simple concepts such as hackers, hacktivism and espionage without neglecting them. It exposes the relevance of cyberdefence to both companies and ordinary users, giving especial attention to e-commerce platforms. At a time that many countries are employing strategies and money to prevent or minimize attacks as well as defend themselves against cyber threats this work pinpoints the key factors around the intentions behind attacks without minimizing their scale and variety. The jargon-free language and the current examples included help to set the discussion in the present day, while stressing important historical connections and pointing to how our strong network is at risk of becoming our weakest link.