Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1461472059
  • ISBN-13: 9781461472056
  • DDC: 363.32517
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 234 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Imagine James Bond meets Sherlock Holmes: Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity is the sequel to Facebook Nation in the Total Information Awareness book series by Newton Lee. The book examines U.S. counterterrorism history, technologies, and strategies from a unique and thought-provoking approach that encompasses personal experiences, investigative journalism, historical and current events, ideas from great thought leaders, and even the make-believe of Hollywood. Demystifying Total Information Awareness, the author expounds on the U.S. intelligence community, artificial intelligence in data mining, social media and privacy, cyber attacks and prevention, causes and cures for terrorism, and longstanding issues of war and peace. The book offers practical advice for businesses, governments, and individuals to better secure the world and protect cyberspace. It quotes U.S. Navy Admiral and NATO's Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis: "Instead of building walls to create security, we need to build bridges." The book also provides a glimpse into the future of Plan X and Generation Z, along with an ominous prediction from security advisor Marc Goodman at TEDGlobal 2012: "If you control the code, you control the world." Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity: Total Information Awareness will keep you up at night but at the same time give you some peace of mind knowing that "our problems are manmade — therefore they can be solved by man [or woman]," as President John F. Kennedy said at the American University commencement in June 1963.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Book.
1: Counterterrorism in Retrospect: Then and Now.
2: September 11 Attacks.
3: U.S. Intelligence Community.
4: Counterterrorism Technologies: Total Information Awareness and Data Mining.
5: The Rise and Fall of Total Information Awareness.
6: The Afterlife of Total Information Awareness.
7: Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining.
8: Counterterrorism Technologies: Social Media and Cybersecurity.
9: Social Media and Two-Way Street of Total Information Awareness.
10: Cyber Warfare: Weapon of Mass Disruption.
11: Cyber Attacks, Prevention, and Countermeasures.
12: Plan X and Generation Z.
13: Counterterrorism Strategies: Causes and Cures, War and Peace.
14: Understanding Terrorism.
15: Cures for Terrorism.
16: War and Peace.
About the Author.