February 20, 2017 at 12:30pm

Book cover image for Hacked : the inside story of America's struggle to secure cyberspaceHacked : the inside story of America's struggle to secure cyberspace

by Charlie Mitchell
Published: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

Call number: TK5105.875.I57 M575 2016

Summary: The spectacular cyber attack on Sony Pictures and costly hacks of Target, Home Depot, Neiman Marcus, and databases containing sensitive data on millions of U.S. federal workers have shocked the nation. Despite a new urgency for the president, Congress, law enforcement, and corporate America to address the growing threat, the hacks keep coming each one more pernicious than the last from China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, the Middle East, and points unknown. The continuing attacks raise a deeply disturbing question: Is the issue simply beyond the reach of our government, political leaders, business leaders, and technology visionaries to resolve? In Hacked, veteran cyber security journalist Charlie Mitchell reveals the innovative, occasionally brilliant, and too-often hapless government and industry responses to growing cyber security threats. He examines the internal power struggles in the federal government, the paralysis on Capitol Hill, and the industry's desperate effort to stay ahead of both the bad guys and the government.