countdown to zero day

This book does an excellent job of explaining the discovery and workings of STUXNET and related government digital weapons. The book is engaging by all means, but some generic chapters seem to appear in-between, apparently to give context to general audience. This book reads like a thriller.

It should be fine. feels like it could have been a much more compelling 35-page michael lewis, (3.5) Started off well (could've been 4 or 4.5), following the researchers uncovering stuxnet's secrets, then covered a lot of side topics and eventually sort of retold the whole story chronologically with repetition and speculation. Repetitive, but useful to get it from all points of view. Interesting and well written, although I felt the story could have been told in about half its pages, sometimes it felt very repetitive and went too far away from the actual topic. She takes us inside today’s flourishing zero-day “grey markets,” in which intelligence agencies and militaries pay huge sums for the malicious code they need to carry out infiltrations and attacks. Some have described it as the first case of cyberwar, but actually, it was more the first spectacular case of international state-on-state cybersabotage, and part of a wider campaign against the Iranian programme that also included the targeted assassination of Iranian physicists and the imposition of sanctions. Heavily researched and footnoted story about how the US and Israel created a virus to slow down Iran's nuclear enrichment program. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

I began reading Countdown to Zero Day thinking it would be a more detailed exploration of the Stuxnet attack against the Iranian uranium enrichment program. She often includes paragraphs of footnotes on a page...and anything you're writing paragraphs you usually should include that information in the regular text. The entire story of this digital weapon and the aftermath of if it, including the new questions raised going forward was a really compelling tell. Prime members enjoy Free Two-Day Shipping, Free Same-Day or One-Day Delivery to select areas, Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading, and more. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. But if you're looking to thoroughly understand STUXNET and the birth of government-sponsored digital weapons, this book likely has all the details.

Kim Zetter unravels the story of Stuxnet, the US computer attack on Iran's nuclear program in, not a great achievement in research or writing or insight or anything, but a pretty competent assembly of timelines and people. I didn't pay close attention to the news when this was actually happening, as I didn't grasp the impacts it truly had or the future impacts possible as a result of this Pandora's Box being opened. It just shows how much effort went into the whole book. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 30, 2016. Please try again. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Stuxnet was(is) a worm that sought out target computers controlling the Iranian centrifuges and then assumed control of the centrifuges, interfering with the production of uranium hexafluoride gas and causing the destruction of the. Great coverage on not only Stuxnet but US cyberwarfare in general, Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2020. I devoured it in one day - it was that good. To see what your friends thought of this book. Broadway Books; Reprint Edition (September 1, 2015), Excellent telling of a very complex story, Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2014. Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought Would this be an appropriate book for a teenager interested in cybersecurity?

Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Really good read. However, as a whole. Reviewed in the United States on June 12, 2017. A world that I never knew about.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It amazes me after all these years that US and western media still presents Iran as a threat to world peace even though US and Israel actions - which are described in this book - are nothing more than acts of war. It just shows how much effort went into the whole book. It is Cybersecurity Canon-worthy and you … Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. I know quite a few of the researchers that were involved in reverse engineering Stuxnet and Flame - so I was able to watch the story unfold with a behind the scenes view - what's presented in here is a very accurate, and insightful view of one of the most important security discoveries in recent years.
The book was great and all of the footnotes informative and even provocative. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. The last 1/5 is a somewhat tedious timeline of events without much narrative to support it; while interesting, it wasn't nearly as good as the rest of the book.

It also counts up from a past date. That included several years of centrifuges … The Zero Days documentary on YouTube captures the most important points of Countdown to Zero Day for those in a hurry. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 1, 2017. Thankfully I have found a little non-fiction gem in this book. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. “As Mike McConnell, the former director of national intelligence, told a US Senate committee in 2011, “If the nation went to war today, in a cyberwar, we would lose. Cyber is exciting and I have some background in computing so it was of special interest to me. Want to give this as a gift, but not make his parents angry at me.

But Countdown to Zero Day ranges far beyond Stuxnet itself. .

It is a masterful bit of juggling and storytelling. Welcome back. The other aspect which is brilliant is that it doesn't just focus on the Stuxnet virus and that's it: it literally uses references from all the important people that had been brought into contact with it. There's some mentioning of sensitive content as far as I can remember (assassinations) but it mostly focuses on the exploit itself. Find all the books, read about the author and more. I have a flaw that makes it very difficult for me NOT to finish a book, and I paid the price on this one. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 29, 2014. I bought this because I wanted to know more about the Stuxnet virus and the potential implication that it was created by western government(s) to sabotage the Iranian nuclear program.

Here, Zetter shows us how digital warfare developed in the US. Best non fiction book of 2014.

November 11th 2014 She has extensive, extensive footnoting...it's distracting...hard to read the tiny font, and really, again, just stuff that should have gone into the regular text. Technical at times, which makes it dry at times, but accessible for an educated reader with any background. Off to build and bunker and store the supplies!!! © 2008-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. But Countdown to Zero Day ranges far beyond Stuxnet itself.

Kim Zetter's "Countdown to Zero Day" has three parts; Stuxnet's discovery by the world wide, anti-virus techie community, the governmental development of the malware "exploit" and its progeny (Stuxnet, Duqu, Flame, etc.

After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages that interest you. To follow it, you will need to know a little bit about how computers and the internet work, but you don't need to know the technical parts. At times, I struggled with the abbreviations the author used (one of which is "ISIS" standing for Institute for Science and International Safety, a quite unfortunate choice of abbreviation in hindsight).

Cyberwar - well-written, well-researched, well-reasoned, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 2, 2015. You do need to be a person who can cope with the technical terms and processes that are presented and described as you read along. In order to navigate out of this carousel, please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 30, 2016.

by Crown. I have read a couple of books on US foreign policy towards Iran (and its main enemy Saudi Arabia) and this book complimented those books very well. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 29, 2014. This is the story of the first and so far only digital weapon to be used. Some have described it as the first case of cyberwar, but actually, it was more the first spectacular case of international state-on-state cybersabotage, and part of a wider campaign against the Iranian programme that also included the targeted assassination of Iranian physicists and the imposition of sanctions. Recently I have been trying to revitalise my interest for non-fiction books which started out quite badly with another book I dnf'ed. Given that most readers will know how the story turned out, the author does a great job of maintaining the suspense of how the investigators (and the creators) did their work. I first saw a documentary about the subject and I just had to learn more about Stuxnet. The other aspect which is brilliant is that it doesn't just focus on the Stuxnet virus and that's it: it literally uses references from all the important people that had been brought into contact with it. Thoroughly recommend. We have the most to lose.”, “But withholding information about vulnerabilities in US systems so that they can be exploited in foreign ones creates a schism in the government that pits agencies that hoard and exploit zero days against those, like the Department of Homeland Security, that are supposed to help secure and protect US critical infrastructure and government systems.”. I'm glad I read it. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Definitely a must read of 2014. In the end, Stuxnet was only one piece in the jigsaw puzzle that led to the June 2015 diplomatic accord temporarily closing the road to an Iranian nuclear bomb. But Countdown to Zero Day ranges far beyond Stuxnet itself. A surprisingly accessible and really interesting insight into malware and how computer security issues can be exploited.

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The entire story of this digital weapon and the aftermath of if it, including the new questions raised going forward was a really compelling tell. This book does an excellent job of explaining the discovery and workings of STUXNET and related government digital weapons. That book highlighted how Iran had been building a nuclear program for several years. I wish I had DSICOVERED it earlier. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

Fascinating how it all played out. A bit of a wake up call. In Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon, Kim Zetter changes that situation.

The story is far more complex and convoluted than you may have read in the news, and it raises profound questions about government policy and the future of warfare. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 6, 2016. This enables you to get a complete understanding about the virus's creators; what happened once the virus was released and most importantly - the implications from it. By making it read like a really intense mystery narrative it transcended the typically dry fact based story that some books about digital technology find themselves in. She takes an extremely complicated subject in terms of technical detail, political fallout and philosophical conundrums and makes it easy for the security practitioner to understand.

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