The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age

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In this updated edition of The Hacked World Order, cybersecurity expert Adam Segal offers unmatched insight into the new, opaque global conflict that is transforming geopolitics.

For more than three hundred years, the world wrestled with conflicts between nation-states, which wielded military force, financial pressure, and diplomatic persuasion to create “world order.” But in 2012, the involvement of the US and Israeli governments in Operation “Olympic Games,” a mission aimed at disrupting the Iranian nuclear program through cyberattacks, was revealed; Russia and China conducted massive cyber-espionage operations; and the world split over the governance of the Internet. Cyberspace became a battlefield.
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Hacked: The Inside Story of America’s Struggle to Secure Cyberspace

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The spectacular cyber attack on Sony Pictures and costly hacks of Target, Home Depot, Neiman Marcus, and databases containing sensitive data on millions of U.S. federal workers have shocked the nation. Despite a new urgency for the president, Congress, law enforcement, and corporate America to address the growing threat, the hacks keep coming—each one more pernicious than the last—from China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, the Middle East, and points unknown. The continuing attacks raise a deeply disturbing question: Is the issue simply beyond the reach of our government, political leaders, business leaders, and technology visionaries to resolve? In Hacked, veteran cybersecurity journalist Charlie Mitchell reveals the innovative, occasionally brilliant, and too-often hapless government and industry responses to growing cybersecurity threats. He examines the internal power struggles in the federal government, the paralysis on Capitol Hill, and the industry's desperate effort to stay ahead of both the bad guys and the government.

China’s Search for Security

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Despite its impressive size and population, economic vitality, and drive to upgrade its military capabilities, China remains a vulnerable nation surrounded by powerful rivals and potential foes. The key to understanding China's foreign policy is to grasp these geostrategic challenges, which persist even as the country comes to dominate its neighbors. Andrew J. Nathan and Andrew Scobell analyze China's security concerns on four fronts: at home, with its immediate neighbors, in surrounding regional systems, and in the world beyond Asia. By illuminating the issues driving Chinese policy, they offer new perspective on China's rise and a strategy for balancing Chinese and American interests in Asia.
Though rooted in the present, Nathan and Scobell's study makes ample use of the past, reaching back into history to contextualize the people and institutions shaping Chinese strategy. They examine Chinese views of the United States; explain why China is so concerned about Japan; and uncover China's interests in such trouble spots as North Korea, Iran, and the Sudan. The authors probe recent troubles in Tibet and Xinjiang and establish links to forces beyond China's borders. They consider the tactics deployed by both sides of mainland China and Taiwan's complicated relationship, as Taiwan seeks to maintain autonomy while China tries to move toward unification, and they evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of China's three main power resources — economic power, military power, and soft power. The book concludes with recommendations for the United States as it seeks to manage China's rise. Chinese policymakers understand that the nation's prosperity, stability, and security depend on cooperation with the U.S, and if handled wisely, relations between the two countries could produce mutually beneficial outcomes in Asia and throughout the world.

The Decision to Attack: Military and Intelligence Cyber Decision-Making (Studies in Security and International Affairs Ser.)

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The debate over cyber technology has resulted in new considerations for national security operations. States find themselves in an increasingly interconnected world with a diverse threat spectrum and little understanding of how decisions are made within this amorphous domain.

With The Decision to Attack, Aaron Franklin Brantly investigates how states decide to employ cyber in military and intelligence operations against other states and how rational those decisions are. In his examination, Brantly contextualizes broader cyber decision-making processes into a systematic expected utilityvrational choice approach to provide a mathematical understanding of the use of cyber weapons at the state level.
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Protecting Our Future: Educating a Cybersecurity Workforce

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In the world of technology, cybersecurity is, without a doubt, one of the most dynamic topics of our times. Protecting Our Future brings together a range of experts from across the cybersecurity spectrum and shines a spotlight on operational challenges and needs across the workforce: in military, health care, international relations, telecommunications, finance, education, utilities, government, small businesses, and nonprofits. Contributors offer an assessment of strengths and weaknesses within each subfield, and, with deep subject-matter expertise, they introduce practitioners, as well as those considering a future in cybersecurity, to the challenges and opportunities when building a cybersecurity workforce.

Contributors include: Melody L. Balcet, Anthony M. Bargar, Shana Kayne Beach, Tom Connors, Kyle M. Foley, James H. Jones, Jr., Gregory P. Keeley, Jane LeClair, K. Maman, Ernest McDuffie, Sean Murphy, Kai Roer, and Geoff Schwartz.