Cyberdeterrence and Cyberwar

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.15 hours)
Product Number: Z100095682
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481554329
Narrator/s: Erik Sandvold
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The protection of cyberspace, the information medium, has become a vital national interest because of its importance both to the economy and to military power. An attacker may tamper with networks to steal information for money or to disrupt operations. Future wars are likely to be carried out, in part or perhaps entirely, in cyberspace. It might seem that maneuvering in cyberspace is like maneuvering in other media, but nothing would be more misleading. Cyberspace has its own laws. It is easy to hide identities and difficult to predict or even understand battle damage, and attacks deplete themselves quickly. Cyberwar is nothing so much as the manipulation of ambiguity. Martin Libicki explores these topics in detail and uses the results to address such issues as the pros and cons of counterattack, the value of deterrence and vigilance, and other defensive actions the United States and the US Air Force can take in the face of deliberate cyberattack.

Author(s): Martin C. Libicki
Original Publish Date: Nov 09, 2010

Professional reviews

"Author Martin Libicki discusses national security and policy relating to cyberspace. His screed goes on and on without direction. Rambling about theoretical and difficult concepts, he seems to lose sight of where he is headed. He intimates that our government remains na•ve about the electronic threat and open to attacks. Lubicki offers no credentials or supporting documents to justify his wordy opinions. Narrator Erik Sandvold can do little more than read the punchy sentences; he's unable to establish a continuity the writer should have provided. The material frequently sends listeners to consult an appendix, an impossible task in audio. (It's annoying for the production to suggest it.) At no point in the narrative does Libicki summarize his central theme, leaving the task to his audience. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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