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This is how they tell me the world ends : the cyberweapons arms race / Nicole Perlroth.

Perlroth, Nicole, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library 363.325 PER (Text) 33500013344056 New Checked out 03/18/2021
Moorhead Public Library 363.325 PER (Text) 33500013344049 New Checked out 03/12/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781635576054
  • ISBN: 1635576059
  • Physical Description: xxvii, 491 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
Filled with spies, hackers, arms dealers, and a few unsung heroes, written like a thriller and a reference, This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends is an astonishing feat of journalism. Based on years of reporting and hundreds of interviews, The New York Times reporter Nicole Perlroth lifts the curtain on a market in shadow, revealing the urgent threat faced by us all if we cannot bring the global cyber arms race to heel.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 December #1
    *Starred Review* Cybersecurity journalist Perlroth's terrifying revelation of how vulnerable American institutions and individuals are to clandestine cyberattacks by malicious hackers is possibly the most important book of the year. Perlroth spent seven years researching, traveling the world, and conducting hundreds of interviews about the elusive market for zero-day software bugs that allow a hacker to break into devices undetected and either implant malware, extract data, or take control of entire systems. Much of this hidden arms race is shrouded in secrecy behind government classification or nondisclosure agreements, which made her quest for the truth about cyber vulnerability difficult, yet ultimately she is able to reveal how hackers found and acquired zero-day bugs, how the U.S. government first cornered, then lost the market for them, and how this insidious technology has invaded our lives. From holding sensitive information hostage, which can lead to the shutting down of hospitals or the electric grid and disastrous meddling in elections, this new level of cyberwar poses threats unknown to most Americans. That makes Perlroth's precise, lucid, and compelling presentation of mind-blowing disclosures about the underground arms race a must-read exposé. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Nicole Perlroth is an award-winning cybersecurity journalist for The New York Times, where her work has been optioned for both film and television. She is a regular lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a graduate of Princeton University and Stanford University. She lives with her family in the Bay Area, but increasingly prefers life off the grid in their cabin in the woods.

Subject: Computer security > Law and legislation > United States.
Data protection > Law and legislation > United States.
Internet > Law and legislation > United States.
Cyberspace operations (Military science)
Computer crimes.
Computer crimes > United States.

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