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The darkening web : the war for cyberspace, Alexander Klimburg

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The darkening web : the war for cyberspace
Title
The darkening web
Title remainder
the war for cyberspace
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Klimburg
Title variation
War for cyberspace
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Language
eng
Summary
"No single invention of the last half century has changed the way we live now as much as the Internet. Alexander Klimburg was a member of the generation for whom it was a utopian ideal turned reality: a place where ideas, information, and knowledge could be shared and new freedoms found and enjoyed. Two decades later, the future isn't so bright any more: increasingly, the Internet is used as a weapon and a means of domination by states eager to exploit or curtail global connectivity in order to further their national interests. Klimburg is a leading voice in the conversation on the implications of this dangerous shift, and in The Darkening Web, he explains why we underestimate the consequences of states' ambitions to project power in cyberspace at our peril: Not only have hacking and cyber operations fundamentally changed the nature of political conflict--ensnaring states in a struggle to maintain a precarious peace that could rapidly collapse into all-out war--but the rise of covert influencing and information warfare has enabled these same global powers to create and disseminate their own distorted versions of reality in which anything is possible. At stake are not only our personal data or the electrical grid, but the Internet as we know it today--and with it the very existence of open and democratic societies. Blending anecdote with argument, Klimburg brings us face-to-face with the range of threats the struggle for cyberspace presents, from an apocalyptic scenario of debilitated civilian infrastructure to a 1984-like erosion of privacy and freedom of expression. Focusing on different approaches to cyber-conflict in the US, Russia and China, he reveals the extent to which the battle for control of the Internet is as complex and perilous as the one surrounding nuclear weapons during the Cold War--and quite possibly as dangerous for humanity as a whole. Authoritative, thought-provoking, and compellingly argued, The Darkening Web makes clear that the debate about the different aspirations for cyberspace is nothing short of a war over our global values"--
Summary
A cybersecurity expert explores how the Internet has become a tool of warfare and exploitation, sharing cautionary insights into how global powers are creating and disseminating distorted versions of reality to advance national interests
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10569322
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DLC
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1976-
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Klimburg, Alexander
Dewey number
327.0285/4678
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ1254
LC item number
.K56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Internet and international relations
  • Information society
  • Cyberspace
  • Information warfare
  • Internet
  • Computer crimes
  • Security, International
  • Power (Social sciences)
Target audience
adult
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the war for cyberspace
Label
The darkening web : the war for cyberspace, Alexander Klimburg
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-408) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The body of cyber -- Mind over matter -- Everyone can be a god -- Ruling the domain -- Pin-striped cyber -- No one but us -- Attack to excess -- Strategic innuendo -- Russia's invisible war -- Of siloviki and cyber crime -- Pwnage diplomacy -- The Chinese cyber dream -- Manning the great firewall -- Handling the barbarians -- Parsing cyber power -- The great cyber game -- An end-to-end world -- Conclusion -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn981761391
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 420 pages
Isbn
9781594206665
Lccn
2017008579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)981761391
Label
The darkening web : the war for cyberspace, Alexander Klimburg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-408) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The body of cyber -- Mind over matter -- Everyone can be a god -- Ruling the domain -- Pin-striped cyber -- No one but us -- Attack to excess -- Strategic innuendo -- Russia's invisible war -- Of siloviki and cyber crime -- Pwnage diplomacy -- The Chinese cyber dream -- Manning the great firewall -- Handling the barbarians -- Parsing cyber power -- The great cyber game -- An end-to-end world -- Conclusion -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn981761391
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 420 pages
Isbn
9781594206665
Lccn
2017008579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)981761391

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