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Author Blunden, Bill, 1969- author.

Title Behold a pale farce : cyberwar, threat inflation, & the malware industrial complex / Bill Blunden and Violet Cheung.

Publication Info. Walterville, OR : Trine Day LLC, [2014]
Chicago, Illinois : Distribution to the trade by: Independent Publishers Group (IPG)


Location Call No. Status
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  303.625 BLUNDEN    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 441 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A backdrop of metaphors -- Our frenemy in Asia -- Cyberwar as a misdiagnosis -- Cybercrime -- Espionage -- The scope of the U.S. espionage -- The infrastructure -- Thread inflation -- The quandary of attribution -- Shades of Orwell -- The origins of cyber-insecurity -- Cyber-security for the 99%.
Summary This book presents a data-driven message that exposes the cyberwar media campaign being directed by the Pentagon and its patronage networks. By demonstrating that the American public is being coerced by a threat that has been blown out of proportion, this book discusses how the notion of cyberwar instills a crisis mentality that discourages formal risk assessment, making the public anxious and hence susceptible to ill-conceived solutions. With content that challenges conventional notions regarding cyber security, Behold a pale farce covers topics, including cybercrime; modern espionage; mass-surveillance systems; and the threats facing infrastructure targets such as the Federal Reserve, the stock exchange, and telecommunications, in a way that provides objective analysis rather than advocacy.
Subject Information warfare.
Information warfare -- Psychological aspects.
Computer security -- United States.
Computer networks -- Security measures -- United States.
Cyberspace -- Security measures -- United States.
Security, International.
Added Author Cheung, Violet, author.
Added Title Behold a pale farce : cyberwar, threat inflation, and the malware industrial complex
ISBN 9781937584801 (print)
1937584801 (print)
9781937584818 (epud)
193758481X (epud)
9781937584825 (mobi)
1937584828 (mobi)
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