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Book Review: Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon (2014) by Kim Zetter

Executive Summary

Operation Olympic Games is the US military code name that refers to the first ever act of real cyber warfare. Many journalists have told bits and pieces of the story since the attacks became public in 2010, but none have come close to telling the complete story. In Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon, Kim Zetter changes that situation. 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. It is a masterful bit of juggling and story telling. It is cyber-security-canon worthy, and you should have read it by now.
Introduction
Kim Zetter has been at WIRED magazine since 2003 and has become one of the cyber security community’s go-to journalists to explain what is really happening within the space. When I heard that she was writing a book about the Stuxnet attacks, I was thrilled. I knew if anybody…