The Hacked World Order by Adam Segal audiobook

The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age

By Adam Segal
Read by Don Hagen

Gildan Media, Gildan Audio 9781610394154
10.67 Hours Unabridged
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The Internet today connects roughly 2.7 billion people around the world, and booming interest in the “Internet of things” could result in 75 billion devices connected to the web by 2020. The myth of cyberspace as a digital utopia has long been put to rest. Governments are increasingly developing smarter ways of asserting their national authority in cyberspace in an effort to control the flow, organization, and ownership of information. In The Hacked World Order, Adam Segal shows how governments use the web to wage war and spy on, coerce, and damage each other. Israel is intent on derailing the Iranian nuclear weapons program. India wants to prevent Pakistani terrorists from using their Blackberries to coordinate attacks. Brazil has plans to lay new fiber cables and develop satellite links so its Internet traffic no longer has to pass through Miami. China does not want to be dependent on the West for its technology needs. These new digital conflicts have as yet posed no physical threat—no one has ever died from a cyberattack—but they serve to undermine the integrity of complex systems like power grids, financial institutions, and security networks. Segal describes how cyberattacks have the potential to produce unintended and unimaginable problems for anyone with an Internet connection and an email account. State-backed hacking initiatives can shut down, sabotage trade strategies, steal intellectual property, sow economic chaos, and paralyze whole countries. The Hacked World Order exposes how the Internet has ushered in a new era of geopolitical maneuvering and reveals its tremendous and terrifying implications for our economic livelihood, security, and personal identity.

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Summary

Summary

The Internet today connects roughly 2.7 billion people around the world, and booming interest in the “Internet of things” could result in 75 billion devices connected to the web by 2020. The myth of cyberspace as a digital utopia has long been put to rest. Governments are increasingly developing smarter ways of asserting their national authority in cyberspace in an effort to control the flow, organization, and ownership of information.

In The Hacked World Order, Adam Segal shows how governments use the web to wage war and spy on, coerce, and damage each other. Israel is intent on derailing the Iranian nuclear weapons program. India wants to prevent Pakistani terrorists from using their Blackberries to coordinate attacks. Brazil has plans to lay new fiber cables and develop satellite links so its Internet traffic no longer has to pass through Miami. China does not want to be dependent on the West for its technology needs. These new digital conflicts have as yet posed no physical threat—no one has ever died from a cyberattack—but they serve to undermine the integrity of complex systems like power grids, financial institutions, and security networks.

Segal describes how cyberattacks have the potential to produce unintended and unimaginable problems for anyone with an Internet connection and an email account. State-backed hacking initiatives can shut down, sabotage trade strategies, steal intellectual property, sow economic chaos, and paralyze whole countries. The Hacked World Order exposes how the Internet has ushered in a new era of geopolitical maneuvering and reveals its tremendous and terrifying implications for our economic livelihood, security, and personal identity.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Segal examines numerous instances of cyberwar, some of which may come as news to readers…Netizens and white-hat programmers will be familiar with Segal’s arguments, but most policymakers will not—and they deserve wide discussion.” Kirkus Reviews
“[Adam Segal] gives us plenty of reasons to wonder how long global powers will keep from going ‘nuclear’ in cyberspace.” Wall Street Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Adam Segal

Author Bio: Adam Segal

Adam Segal is the director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council of Foreign Relations. Previously Dr. Segal was an arms control analyst for the China Project at the Union of Concerned Scientists. His work has appeared in the Financial Times, the Economist, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. Dr. Segal is the author of Advantage: How American Innovation Can Overcome the Asian Challenge and Digital Dragon: High-Technology Enterprises in China.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 10.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English