Inside Cyber Warfare: Mapping the Cyber Underworld

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Inside Cyber Warfare: Mapping the Cyber Underworld


Main Argument: This book provides a fairly comprehensive overview of a variety of cybersecurity issues. It is written for a general audience that wants to learn the background and current composition of the cybersecurity landscape, including private cyber crime and cyber warfare. Carr concentrates on the major cybersecurity incidences that occurred between 2002 and 2009, such as cyberwar incidences between Russia and Georgia, and between Israel and Palenstine.

Style: Handbook/Textbook

Sourcing: Popular sources; sporadic in-text citations

Context in discussion: Carr recognizes that many people do not know what cyberwar is, but he provides a fairly biased view of cyber issues. Similar to Richard E. Clarke and United States’ leaders like William Lynn III, Carr tends to exaggerate the damage that cyber attacks can/will have on critical infrastructure and United States’ civilians. This book does provide cybersecurity incidents, but there is no empirical evidence of a cyber attack permanently damaging any computer network or infrastructure.

Context in website: Since Carr’s book has a one-sided view of cyberwar, the Alternative Viewpoints Collection provides a balanced perspective about the cyberwar threat.


Carr, Jeffrey


CEO and Founder, Taia Global





Carr, Jeffrey Credentials: CEO and Founder, Taia Global, "Inside Cyber Warfare: Mapping the Cyber Underworld," in Cyberwar Resources Guide, Item #22, (accessed November 28, 2021).