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Publisher's Summary

A cybersecurity expert and former Google privacy analyst's urgent call to protect devices and networks against malicious hackers and misinformed policymakers.

New technologies have provided both incredible convenience and new threats. The same kinds of digital networks that allow you to hail a ride using your smartphone let power grid operators control a country's electricity - and these personal, corporate, and government systems are all vulnerable. In Ukraine, unknown hackers shut off electricity to nearly 230,000 people for six hours. North Korean hackers destroyed networks at Sony Pictures in retaliation for a film that mocked Kim Jong-un. And Russian cyberattackers leaked Democratic National Committee emails in an attempt to sway a US presidential election.

And yet despite such documented risks, government agencies, whose investigations and surveillance are stymied by encryption, push for a weakening of protections. In this accessible and riveting book, Susan Landau makes a compelling case for the need to secure our data, explaining how we must maintain cybersecurity in an insecure age.

©2017 Susan Landau (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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She kept repeating the first two minutes for 6 hours and 13 minutes

Nothing practical, limited knowledge sources and poorly performed..

Could be much better if at least I was told how to improve my cyber security as an individual

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A very nice overview of today's challenges

Great overview.... Emphasis on using "she" everywhere was a bit annoying though. Very insightful and balanced look at the issues.