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There have been some game changing hacks in the last ten years that have made organizations around the world tremble. Leaders are now having to stop to consider just how safe they really are. It seems that no organization is safe, but by understanding the context within which we now live and what the hacks of the future might look like, you can minimize the threat.


Cyber Wars gives you the dramatic inside stories of some of the world’s biggest cyber attacks. Charles Arthur provides a gripping account of why each hack happened, what techniques were used, what the consequences were and how they could have been prevented.


Cyber attacks are some of the most frightening threats currently facing business leaders and this book provides a deep insight into understanding how they work, how hackers think as well as giving invaluable advice on staying vigilant and avoiding the security mistakes and oversights that can lead to downfall.


In Cyber Wars, you will learn how hackers in a TK Maxx parking lot managed to steal 94m credit card details costing the organization $1bn; how a 17 year old leaked the data of 157,000 TalkTalk customers causing a reputational disaster; how Mirai can infect companies’ Internet of Things devices and let hackers control them; how a sophisticated malware attack on Sony caused corporate embarrassment and company-wide shut down; and how a phishing attack on Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta’s email affected the outcome of the 2016 US election.


Giving advanced praise for the book, Aleks Krotoski, BAFTA and Emmy winner and presenter and writer of the BBC series Digital Human, said that Cyber Wars is “A terrifying analysis of the dark cyber underworld.” Tim Vincent, CEO, Observer Solutions, and co-founder of the International Operational Technology Security Association agreed by saying that it is “Timely, well-written, informed, and entertaining. Reading this book will place you amongst those who really know where history suggests we are heading with cyber security. It won’t surprise you to know the prospect isn’t pretty. Essential reading for everyone who uses technology – and these days that’s everyone.”


Simon Moores, Chair, Annual International eCrime Congress, and visiting lecturer, Computing, Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity, Canterbury Christ Church University states “Drawing lessons from the avoidable mistakes of others, Arthur presents insights into the greatest information security failures of our time that no business of any size can afford to ignore.”


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