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Author Harris, Shane.

Title @WAR : the rise of the military-Internet complex / Shane Harris.

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    355.343 HAR    Available
Description xxiv, 263 pages ; 24 cm
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Note "An Eamon Dolan Book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-251) and index.
Contents The first cyber war -- RTRG -- Building the cyber army -- The internet is a battlefield -- The enemy among us -- The mercenaries -- Cops become spies -- "Another Manhattan Project" -- Buckshot Yankee -- The secret sauce -- The corporate counterstrike -- Spring awakening -- The business of defense -- At the dawn.
Summary The United States military now views cyberspace as the "fifth domain" of warfare, alongside land, air, sea, and space. The Pentagon, the National Security Agency, and the CIA field teams of hackers who launch cyber strikes against enemy targets--and amass staggering quantities of personal information on all of us. These same virtual warriors, along with a growing band of private-sector counterparts, are charged with defending us against the vast array of criminals, terrorists, and foreign governments who attack us with ever-increasing frequency and effectiveness. Journalist Shane Harris infiltrates the frontlines of this fifth domain, explaining how and why government agencies are joining with tech giants like Google and Microsoft to collect huge amounts of information and launch private cyber wars. The military has also formed a new alliance with tech and finance companies to patrol cyberspace, and Harris offers a penetrating and unnerving view of this partnership. Finally, he details the welter of opportunities and threats that the mushrooming "military-Internet complex" poses for our personal freedoms, our economic security, and the future of our nation.--From publisher description.
Subject United States. Strategic Command (2002- ). Cyber Command.
United States. National Security Agency.
Information warfare -- United States.
Cyberspace -- Security measures -- Government policy.
Cyberterrorism -- Prevention -- Government policy.
Computer crimes -- Prevention -- Government policy.
Added Title At war, the rise of the military-Internet complex
ISBN 9780544251793 (hardcover)
0544251792 (hardcover)

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