Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It

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Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It

Description

Main Argument: The authors argue that policymakers and the public are largely ignorant of the threat posed by cyberwar. They detail how cyberwar is conducted around the world and what could happen if the threat is not addressed. They also make policy recommendations for how cyber security policy could be improved to better address those threats.

Style: Popular non-fiction

Sourcing: No bibliography. Does not cite scholarly sources. 

Structure: Policy oriented. The book surveys existing and future cyber threats, then suggests policies that may help to defend countries against cyberwar.

Context in discussion: Richard Clarke is a major figure in U.S. security issues, so his voice is powerful in this discussion. This book is available in the popular press, so Clarke's arguments are disseminated to a wide range of people. 

Context in website: This book provides a lot of detail arguing that cyberwar is a huge threat to the United States. Clarke and Knake's book should be weighed against other informed sources like items in the Alternative Viewpoints Collection.

Creator

Clarke, Richard A

Credentials:

  • BA, University of Pennsylvania (1972); MS, MIT
  • U.S. State Department (1985-1992)
  • U.S. National Security Council (1992-2003)

Knake, Robert K.

Credentials

  • Masters, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard
  • Principal at Good Harbor Consulting (2005-present)
  • Department of Homeland Security Agency Review Team member (2008-2009)
  • Project Director, Task Force on Homeland Security (2006)
  • DNC Coordinator, Boston Emergency Medical Services (2004)

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Clarke, Richard A Credentials: BA, University of Pennsylvania (1972); MS, MIT U.S. State Department (1985-1992) U.S. National Security Council (1992-2003) , "Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It," in Cyberwar Resources Guide, Item #19, https://www.projectcyw-d.org/resources/items/show/19 (accessed November 28, 2021).