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Book Review: “Inside Cyber Warfare: Mapping the Cyber Underworld (2009, 2010)” by Jeffrey Carr

Executive Summary:

I recommend this book for Cyber Security historians and cyber warfare lawyers. It is a bit disorganized and much broader then the title implies. I valued the sections on the importance open source cyber intelligence, the legal issues involved to conduct Cyber Warfare operations and the detailed discussion around Russia’s attacks on Estonia, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan. The details around North Korea’s attacks on South Korea and the US are also very good. But, if you are looking to understand the idea of Cyber War more thoroughly, this is not the book.

Review:

This is a third Cyber Warfare book that I have read since starting the blog back in December of last year (2012). Like I said in my review of Clarke’s book [1], a gaggle of books have hit the market that discuss the issue of cyber warfare in the last four years. Here are just a few:

Apr 2009: Cyberpower and National Security (National Defense University) by Franklin D. Kramer, Stuart H. Starr and Larry WentzNov, 2009:…