Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity

Total Information Awareness

Authors: Lee, Newton

  • Provides a broad survey of the United States' counterterrorism history, the use of artificial intelligence in data mining, social media and privacy, cyber attacks and prevention, and longstanding issues of war and peace
  • Closely examines how Total Information Awareness, a governmental data mining project focused on scanning public and private data, plays an integral role in cybersecurity
  • Analyzes recent cyberattacks across the globe orchestrated by 'hacktivist' groups, such as Anonymous
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About this book

Imagine James Bond meets Sherlock Holmes: Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity is the sequel to Facebook Nation in the Total Information Awareness book series by Newton Lee. The book examines U.S. counterterrorism history, technologies, and strategies from a unique and thought-provoking approach that encompasses personal experiences, investigative journalism, historical and current events, ideas from great thought leaders, and even the make-believe of Hollywood. Demystifying Total Information Awareness, the author expounds on the U.S. intelligence community, artificial intelligence in data mining, social media and privacy, cyber attacks and prevention, causes and cures for terrorism, and longstanding issues of war and peace.

The book offers practical advice for businesses, governments, and individuals to better secure the world and protect cyberspace. It quotes U.S. Navy Admiral and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis: “Instead of building walls to create security, we need to build bridges.” The book also provides a glimpse into the future of Plan X and Generation Z, along with an ominous prediction from security advisor Marc Goodman at TEDGlobal 2012: “If you control the code, you control the world.”

Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity: Total Information Awareness will keep you up at night but at the same time give you some peace of mind knowing that “our problems are manmade — therefore they can be solved by man [or woman],” as President John F. Kennedy said at the American University commencement in June 1963.

Reviews

"The author of Facebook Nation: Total Information Awareness presents in this new book a timely, informative, and interesting discussion of cybersecurity and cyberterrorism. Easily read and generally nonpartisan, this book should be on the reading list of anyone thinking about the broad policy issues and trends surrounding data mining, privacy, and cyberwarfare. ... The book presents a crisp narrative on common cyber attacks that currently occur and discusses how business and government may protect against these attacks. ... The narrative is certainly full of detail, but it moves along briskly in a compelling fashion that makes it hard to put down. ... The author views terrorism as a disease that may be cured through education and communication. ... The book concludes with the optimistic view that people want peace, and that social media provides opportunities for achieving this. ... The book is a relevant, useful, and genial mix of history, current times, practical advice, and policy goals." (Brad Reid, ACM Computing Reviews, July, 2013)

"Very professional and well researched." (Eleanor Clift, Newsweek and The Daily Beast,  July, 2013)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-7205-6
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8673-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity
Book Subtitle
Total Information Awareness
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7205-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7205-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8673-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 234
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