America the Vulnerable
Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime, and Warfare
Unabridged, 8 CDs, 10 hours
Read by Lloyd James
A former top-level National Security Agency insider goes behind the headlines to explore America's next great battlefield: digital security. An urgent wake-up call that identifies our foes; unveils their methods; and charts the dire consequences for government, business, and individuals.
1. Electronically Undressed
2. A Primer on Cybercrime
3. Bleeding Wealth
4. Degrading Defense
5. Dancing in the Dark
6. Between War and Peace
7. June 2017
8. Spies in a Glass House
9. Thinking About Intelligence
10. Managing the Mess
A (Very) Select Bibliography
Index"Cybercrime, espionage, and warfare are among the great challenges of this century, but as Joel Brenner argues, we are woefully ill-prepared to meet them. Drawing on history, law, economics, common sense, and his rare experience in counterintelligence, Brenner deftly describes the problems and offers a series of very practical solutions. This book is both well written and convincing."
-Joseph Nye, author of Soft Power and The Future of Power and University Distinguished Service Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government
"If you have a responsibility for protecting intellectual property, trade secrets and other instruments of successful business; if you are responsible for protecting national information and technology interests then you have a responsibility to read this book. Bring a change of underwear."
-Vint Cerf, chief Internet evangelist at Google
"America the Vulnerable offers an expert's keen insight into the netherworld of cyberrisk. Rich in facts, stories, and analysis, the book is a clarion call for more effective cyberpolicies and practices in both the government and private sector. America should take heed."
-Ambassador Henry A. Crumpton, former CIA officer, former U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism, and CEO of Crumpton Group
"Brenner takes us inside the daily battle in the world of cyber espionage, where China and others are stealing American corporations' 'secret sauce.' He shows us the on-going cyber war that the US is losing."
-Richard Clarke, author of Cyber War and Against All Enemies, former White House National Coordinator for Security, and former Special Advisor to the President for Cyber Security.
"Joel Brenner is a quiet hero-a lawyer who, after 9/11, forsook a prosperous life to serve the United States on a different kind of front line: the world of intelligence. He has written a book about cyberspace that will inform his fellow citizens-and should trouble them deeply. Any reader, casually familiar with the hacking and computer mischief that one reads about daily, will nonetheless be appalled at what he learns here about the scope of cyberespionage, crime, and malicious action that has already been directed against private citizens, corporations, and the government. A lucid, scary, and very important book."
-Eliot Cohen, author of Supreme Command and Conquered into Liberty
"Joel Brenner's book should be front and center in the 2012 presidential race. Scarier than a Stephen King novel-only this is nonfiction!"
-David Smick, author of the international bestseller The World Is Curved: Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy
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