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Gray day : my undercover mission to expose America's first cyber spy / Eric O'Neill.

O'Neill, Eric, author. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780525573524
  • ISBN: 0525573526
  • ISBN: 9780525573531
  • ISBN: 0525573534
  • Physical Description: viii, 291 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown, [2019]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Tipping points -- The tyranny of secrets -- Lay down your sword -- Mousetrap -- The weakest link -- The worst possible place -- Trust but verify -- Diligence is the mother of good luck -- Truth is a splendid wild stallion -- Straight lines -- Punch in the mouth -- Open your eyes -- Jersey walls and airplanes -- The art of thievery -- A flaw in the system -- Not a bear -- In the middle -- Making a spy -- Have faith -- Break the routine -- Out on a limb -- The worst offense is defense -- Shenanigans -- Smoking gun -- Understanding -- The future is yesterday -- There are no hackers, only spies -- Up all night.
Summary, etc.: "A cybersecurity expert and former FBI "ghost" tells the thrilling story of how he helped take down notorious FBI mole Robert Hanssen, the first Russian cyber spy. Eric O'Neill was only twenty-six when he was tapped for the case of a lifetime: a one-on-one undercover investigation of the FBI's top target, a man suspected of spying for the Russians for nearly two decades, giving up nuclear secrets, compromising intelligence, and betraying US assets. With zero training in face-to-face investigation, Eric found himself in a windowless, high-security office in the newly formed Information Assurance Section, tasked officially with helping the FBI secure its outdated computer system against hackers and spies--and unofficially with collecting evidence against his new boss, Robert Hanssen, an exacting and rage-prone veteran agent with a disturbing fondness for handguns. In the months that follow, Eric's self-esteem and young marriage unravel under the pressure of life in Room 9930, and he questions the very purpose of his mission. But as Hanssen outmaneuvers an intelligence community struggling to keep up with the new reality of cybersecurity, he also teaches Eric the game of spycraft. Eric will just have to learn to outplay his teacher if he wants to win. A tension-packed stew of power, paranoia, and psychological manipulation, Gray Day is also a cautionary tale of how the United States allowed Russia to become dominant in cyberespionage--and how we might begin to catch up"-- Provided by publisher.
Author Notes

ERIC O'NEILL is a cybersecurity expert and former FBI counterterrorism and counterintelligence operative. He is the founder of the Georgetown Group, the premier investigative and security services firm; serves as national security strategist for Carbon Black; and is the General Counsel for Global Communities, an international charity. He lectures internationally about espionage and national security, cybersecurity, hacking and fraud, and corporate diligence and defense, and has appeared as a national security expert on CNN and Fox. His writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, The Hill, TechCrunch, and Mashable. O'Neill is a graduate of Auburn University and the George Washington University School of Law.

Subject: O'Neill, Eric.
Hanssen, Robert.
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Hanssen, Robert.
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Cyber intelligence (Computer security)
Spies > Russia (Federation) > Biography.
Spies > United States > Biography.
Intelligence service > United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Intelligence.
COMPUTERS / Security / Viruses.
Cyber intelligence (Computer security)
Intelligence service.
Russia (Federation)
United States.
Russia (Federation)
United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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