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The Fifth Domain

(2019)
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An urgent new warning from two best-selling security experts - and a gripping inside look at how governments, firms, and ordinary citizens can confront and contain the tyrants, hackers, and criminals bent on turning the digital realm into a war zone.

"In the battle raging between offense and defense in cyberspace, Clarke and Knake have some important ideas about how we can avoid cyberwar for our country, prevent cybercrime against our companies, and in doing so, reduce resentment, division, and instability at home and abroad." (Bill Clinton)

There is much to fear in the dark corners of cyberspace. From well-covered stories like the Stuxnet attack which helped slow Iran's nuclear program, to lesser-known tales like EternalBlue, the 2017 cyber battle that closed hospitals in Britain and froze shipping crates in Germany in midair, we have entered an age in which online threats carry real-world consequences. But we do not have to let autocrats and criminals run amok in the digital realm. We now know a great deal about how to make cyberspace far less dangerous - and about how to defend our security, economy, democracy, and privacy from cyber attack.

This is a book about the realm in which nobody should ever want to fight a war: the fifth domain, the Pentagon's term for cyberspace. Our guides are two of America's top cybersecurity experts, seasoned practitioners who are as familiar with the White House Situation Room as they are with Fortune 500 boardrooms. Richard A. Clarke and Robert K. Knake offer a vivid, engrossing tour of the often unfamiliar terrain of cyberspace, introducing us to the scientists, executives, and public servants who have learned through hard experience how government agencies and private firms can fend off cyber threats.

Clarke and Knake take us inside quantum-computing labs racing to develop cyber superweapons; bring us into the boardrooms of the many firms that have been hacked and the few that have not; and walk us through the corridors of the US intelligence community with officials working to defend America's elections from foreign malice. With a focus on solutions over scaremongering, they make a compelling case for "cyber resilience" - building systems that can resist most attacks, raising the costs on cyber criminals and the autocrats who often lurk behind them, and avoiding the trap of overreaction to digital attacks.

Above all, Clarke and Knake show us how to keep the fifth domain a humming engine of economic growth and human progress by not giving in to those who would turn it into a wasteland of conflict. Backed by decades of high-level experience in the White House and the private sector, The Fifth Domain delivers a riveting, agenda-setting insider look at what works in the struggle to avoid cyberwar.



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Hardback Editions

July 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats
Author(s): Richard A Clarke, Robert K Knake
ISBN: 0-525-56196-X / 978-0-525-56196-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Press
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Audio Editions

July 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats
Author(s): Richard A Clarke, Robert K Knake
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


July 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats
Author(s): Richard A Clarke, Robert K Knake
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats
Author(s): Richard A Clarke, Robert K Knake
Publisher: Penguin Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA