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Cyber Warfare

How Conflicts in Cyberspace Are Challenging America and Changing the World

by Paul Rosenzweig

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January 2013

Praeger

Pages 290
Volumes 1
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Security Studies/Science, Technology, and Security
Description

This book provides an up-to-date, accessible guide to the growing threats in cyberspace that affects everyone from private individuals to businesses to national governments.

Cyber Warfare: How Conflicts In Cyberspace Are Challenging America and Changing The World is a comprehensive and highly topical one-stop source for cyber conflict issues that provides scholarly treatment of the subject in a readable format. The book provides a level-headed, concrete analytical foundation for thinking about cybersecurity law and policy questions, covering the entire range of cyber issues in the 21st century, including topics such as malicious software, encryption, hardware intrusions, privacy and civil liberties concerns, and other interesting aspects of the problem.

In Part I, the author describes the nature of cyber threats, including the threat of cyber warfare. Part II describes the policies and practices currently in place, while Part III proposes optimal responses to the challenges we face. The work should be considered essential reading for national and homeland security professionals as well as students and lay readers wanting to understand of the scope of our shared cybersecurity problem.

Highlights

  • Clarifies the cyber vulnerabilities of the national infrastructure to intrusion, theft, and war-making
  • Describes how the Pentagon plans to go to war in cyberspace
  • Enables readers to assess the balance between cybersecurity and privacy issues
  • Provides readers with an understanding of the challenges of private sector/public sector cooperation
  • Explains how cyber conflict is developing on the international stage
Author Info

Paul Rosenzweig is founder of Red Branch Consulting PLLC, a homeland security consulting company, and senior advisor to The Chertoff Group. He formerly served as deputy assistant secretary for policy in the Department of Homeland Security. A distinguished visiting fellow at the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, Rosenzweig is also professorial lecturer in law at George Washington University, senior editor of the Journal of National Security Law & Policy, and visiting fellow at The Heritage Foundation. His published work includes coauthoring Winning the Long War: Lessons from the Cold War for Defeating Terrorism and Preserving Freedom and coediting One Nation Under Arrest: How Crazy Laws, Rouge Prosecutors, and Activist Judges Threaten Your Liberty. Rosenzweig is a cum laude graduate of the University of Chicago Law School.

Reviews/Endorsements

Endorsements

“From his extensive experience in legal policy and homeland security, Paul Rosenzweig is in a unique position to explain the immediate challenge that cyber warfare presents to America and our allies. In his book on this subject, he provides a comprehensive analysis of the imminent challenge and an incisive commentary on what must be done to protect the nation against this increasing threat.” —Edwin Meese III, Former U.S. Attorney General

"Paul Rosenzweig's Cyber Warfare is a comprehensive, insightful, and clear explanation of how the world of cyber has evolved from a simple tool of communication and data storage into a fundamental domain of global security. Policy makers and citizens alike will find this volume stimulating and startling."—Michael Chertoff, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, 2005-2009

"Paul Rosenzweig is uniquely qualified to write about our need for the better use of data. Cyber Warfare asks critically important questions about how we can best optimize both security and privacy in a world of increasing threats and information availability."—David A. Hoffman, Director of Security Policy and Global Privacy Officer at Intel Corporation

“Paul was a tremendous resource for the House Intelligence Committee as we crafted our Cyber legislation, and his expertise shows through in this excellent book. His book clearly describes the tangled web of technical, legal, and policy issues that complicate our nation’s response to the daunting, advanced cyber threats we face today. It will serve as a vital resource for anyone trying to understand this critical issue.”

—Representative Mike Rogers, Chairman, U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on
Intelligence

Series Description

Praeger Security International


As the world gets "smaller" through technology and globalization, the security risks we face grow and multiply.

International security in the 21st century is not a topic that can be adequately addressed in nightly news soundbites or online articles intended to be relevant for 24 hours or less. Comprehending these complex issues requires insight from foreign policy specialists, diplomats, military officials, peace scholars, historians, and security experts—participants and observers on all sides of each conflict. This series provides the tools for understanding security issues in our uncertain, unstable world.

Written by subject experts and well-known researchers, the books in the Praeger Security International series give readers access to carefully considered and highly informed viewpoints on the critical security issues that threaten to destabilize our world. With titles authored by diplomats, first responders, economists, journalists, civil servants, military leaders and combatants, legal experts, psychologists, and other knowledgeable specialists, these books offer in-depth reflections, thorough analysis, and international perspectives that are unavailable in mass media. These titles represent an invaluable resource for students and researchers as well as anyone who seeks a deeper understanding of the complex issues that affect our lives and future.

Features

  • Provides reliable, comprehensive information on all matters relating to security that is ideal for students, teachers, researchers, and professionals
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