America the Vulnerable is an eye opening look into the world of cyber threats and should be on the top reading list of all Warriors. It takes a first hand look at the current threat posed by the international information and electronic sharing structures used by governments, corporations and individuals.
Joel Brenner uses his firsthand knowledge from key positions to address the weaknesses in the cyber world, which many of us take for granted. He provides real world examples, written in plain language in order to address the vulnerability of the systems we all operate on daily.
The cyber threat posed to all individuals and organizations is huge and the unnecessary risks taken are brought to light in this book. Chilling tales of actual and potential incidents are expressed in a manner that may bring about emotions of fear, anger and concern over the vulnerabilities we do not see on a daily basis.
The threat of cyber warfare, electronic crime and other network based enemies is one that is often overlooked by many warriors due to its complexity, lack of proximity, limited subject matter knowledge or simple indifference. This book confirms these challenges but also highlights the imminent need for change to the way we conduct our electronic business on a local, national and international scale.
Every warrior between the ranks of front line operator and top brass should read this book in order to better protect themselves, their organizations and the populations they serve. The next evolution of warrior will be fighting unknown enemies on a virtual battlefield, and this book provides valuable insight into that realm.
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