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Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers

Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers JOURNAL OF GLOBAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT 2021, VOL. 24, NO. 2, 154–156 BOOK REVIEW Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers, by Andy Greenberg, New York, Doubleday, 2019, 349 pp., $28.95 (hardcover), ISBN 978-0-385-54440-5 It is likely that the next world war won’t look like those that humanity has experienced in the past. Experts indicate that we are headed into an era of international conflict based upon applications of the tools of cyberwarfare, where those actors with exceptional skills in hacking, digital weaponry and well- honed cybersecurity attacks will have superiority over those whose power rests in antiquated technol- ogy like air force carriers, submarines and boots on the ground (Stavridis & Ackerman, 2021). There is a cyberweaponry industry, and shadowy figures are making fortunes buying and selling illicit cyber- warfare tools (Perlroth, 2021). Certainly, evidence exists of the application of digital weaponry with the deliberate release of a zero-day Stuxnet worm that successfully penetrated Siemens’ proprietary industrial control software used in the operation of Iranian uranium enrichment centrifuges, causing equipment failures that ultimately hampered the Iranian nuclear missile development program (Zetter, 2014). Additionally, new data analytical tools are now being http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Global Information Technology Management Taylor & Francis

Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers

Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers

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JOURNAL OF GLOBAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT 2021, VOL. 24, NO. 2, 154–156 BOOK REVIEW Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers, by Andy Greenberg, New York, Doubleday, 2019, 349 pp., $28.95 (hardcover), ISBN 978-0-385-54440-5 It is likely that the next world war won’t look like those that humanity has experienced in the past. Experts indicate that we are headed into an era of international conflict based upon applications...
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Taylor & Francis
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© 2021 Virginia Franke Kleist
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2333-6846
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1097-198X
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10.1080/1097198X.2021.1914503
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Abstract

JOURNAL OF GLOBAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT 2021, VOL. 24, NO. 2, 154–156 BOOK REVIEW Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers, by Andy Greenberg, New York, Doubleday, 2019, 349 pp., $28.95 (hardcover), ISBN 978-0-385-54440-5 It is likely that the next world war won’t look like those that humanity has experienced in the past. Experts indicate that we are headed into an era of international conflict based upon applications of the tools of cyberwarfare, where those actors with exceptional skills in hacking, digital weaponry and well- honed cybersecurity attacks will have superiority over those whose power rests in antiquated technol- ogy like air force carriers, submarines and boots on the ground (Stavridis & Ackerman, 2021). There is a cyberweaponry industry, and shadowy figures are making fortunes buying and selling illicit cyber- warfare tools (Perlroth, 2021). Certainly, evidence exists of the application of digital weaponry with the deliberate release of a zero-day Stuxnet worm that successfully penetrated Siemens’ proprietary industrial control software used in the operation of Iranian uranium enrichment centrifuges, causing equipment failures that ultimately hampered the Iranian nuclear missile development program (Zetter, 2014). Additionally, new data analytical tools are now being

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Journal of Global Information Technology ManagementTaylor & Francis

Published: Apr 3, 2021

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