Surviving Cyberwar

Dublin Core


Surviving Cyberwar


Main Argument: This book argues that cyberwar is a growing and real threat by discussing several examples of cyber attacks. Stiennon discusses the implications and priorities for cyberwar policy. He also provides some guidance to private sector participants by detailing counter cyber espionage procedures, and by discussing examples of corporate cyber espionage. Later Steinnon emphasizes the geopolitical consequences of cyberwar and provides guidance on the future trajectory of cyber policy.

Style: Popular

Sourcing: No scholarly sources.

Structure: 15 sections covering incidences of cyberwar and policy

Context in discussion: Steinnon argues that cyberwar is a very dangerous and real threat, which reinforces the one-sided view held by others like Clarke (author of Cyberwar: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About it). Steinnon believes that cyberwar has actually begun. While one of the goals of the book is to explain cyberwar and discuss future policy (particularly for the corporate sector), Steinnon offers a biased view of cyberwar.

Context in website: Government officials like William Lynn III and Mike McConnell speak openly about the threat of cyberwar. Steinnon, Lynn and McConnell use similar evidence to argue that cyberwar is dangerous and already in motion. However, the people in the Alternative Viewpoints Collection offer similar examples as them to argue that cyberwar has not started and may never be a large threat to the United States.



Stiennon, Richard


BS, University of Michigan
Founder, IT-Harvest





Stiennon, Richard Credentials: BS, University of MichiganFounder, IT-Harvest, "Surviving Cyberwar," in Cyberwar Resources Guide, Item #23, (accessed November 28, 2021).