Posts Tagged: Cybersecurity

"Countdown to Zero Day" by Kim Zetter

2 minutes to read — 335 words

Countdown to Zero Day Countdown to Zero Day is an account of the Stuxnet worm, widely regarded as the world’s first cyberweapon. It was a computer worm that most cybersecurity analysts believe was designed to target Iranian nuclear weapons facilities. Stuxnet sparked an intense debate of the use of cyberweapons and our vulnerabilities to cyber attacks. Most of the book follows a group of cybersecurity researchers trying to figure out what Stuxnet does.

"This is How They Tell Me the World Ends" by Nicole Perlroth

3 minutes to read — 430 words

Nicole Perlroth is The New York Times’s cybersecurity and digital espionage reporter, and This is How They Tell Me the World Ends is her definitive account of the shady market for zero-day exploits. A zero-day exploit is a software vulnerability unknown to those responsible for fixing it, and zero-days are crucial tools for hackers, intelligence agencies, and law enforcement. It seems like cybersecurity problems were poorly foreseen at almost every phase of the development of computing.