In Fiasco, the theme was the failure of U.
In Januaryinspectors with the International Atomic Energy Agency noticed that centrifuges at an Iranian uranium enrichment plant were failing at an unprecedented rate.
The cause was a complete mystery—apparently as much to the technicians replacing the centrifuges as to the inspectors observing them. Then, five months later, a seemingly unrelated event occurred: A computer security firm in Belarus was called in to troubleshoot some computers in Iran that were crashing and rebooting repeatedly.
But as they and other experts around the world investigated, they discovered a mysterious virus of unparalleled complexity.
For Stuxnet, as it came to be known, was unlike any other virus or worm built before: Rather than simply hijacking targeted computers or stealing information from them, it escaped the digital realm to wreak actual, physical destruction on a nuclear facility.
But Countdown to Zero Day ranges far beyond Stuxnet itself. Here, Zetter shows us how digital warfare developed in the US.
She reveals just how vulnerable many of our own critical systems are to Stuxnet-like strikes, from nation-state adversaries and anonymous hackers alike—and shows us just what might happen should our infrastructure be targeted by such an attack.Nov 13, · Thomas Ricks on the Season’s Military History.
Augustus Credit Credit Spencer Arnold/Getty Images. By Thomas E. Ricks. with a robust enjoyment of . Thomas E. Ricks, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, best-selling author and national security expert, is the featured speaker of the 10th annual Paul J.
Schatt Memorial Lecture at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. A senior adviser for. By Greg Jaffe and Thomas E. Ricks. Wall Street Journal Staff Reporters. On the Roosevelt, It's All Job, No Adventure, Scrubbing Floors With Steel Wool 52% of enlisted personnel from all services said they were dissatisfied with military life.
But they are chasing an ever-shrinking pool of high-school students willing even to consider a. John Sidney McCain III (August 29, – August 25, ) was an American politician and military officer who served as a United States Senator from Arizona from January until his death.
He previously served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee for President of the United States in the election, which he lost to Barack Obama. Thomas E.
Ricks, author of Fiasco and The Generals “A great overview of our new cyberfronts. Unlike most books about cyberwar, this one is enjoyably readable.4/5(2).
Jan 19, · I just finished Tom Ricks' The Generals, a work I've been meaning to review for some time. Summary: Ricks conducts an analysis is U.S. Army generalship - specifically the selectio.