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Click Here to Kill Everybody

Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World
Written by: Bruce Schneier
Narrated by: Roger Wayne
Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
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A world of "smart" devices means the Internet can kill people. We need to act. Now.

Everything is a computer. Ovens are computers that make things hot; refrigerators are computers that keep things cold. These computers - from home thermostats to chemical plants - are all online. The Internet, once a virtual abstraction, can now sense and touch the physical world.

As we open our lives to this future, often called the Internet of Things, we are beginning to see its enormous potential in ideas like driverless cars, smart cities, and personal agents equipped with their own behavioral algorithms. But every knife cuts two ways.

All computers can be hacked. And Internet-connected computers are the most vulnerable. Forget data theft: Cutting-edge digital attackers can now crash your car, your pacemaker, and the nation’s power grid. In Click Here to Kill Everybody, renowned expert and best-selling author Bruce Schneier examines the hidden risks of this new reality.

After exploring the full implications of a world populated by hyperconnected devices, Schneier reveals the hidden web of technical, political, and market forces that underpin the pervasive insecurities of today. He then offers common-sense choices for companies, governments, and individuals that can allow us to enjoy the benefits of this omnipotent age without falling prey to its vulnerabilities.

From principles for a more resilient Internet of Things to a recipe for sane government regulation and oversight to a better way to understand a truly new environment, Schneier’s vision is required listening for anyone invested in human flourishing.

©2018 Bruce Schneier (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • Thomas Churchill
  • 2019-02-20

Great explanation for the state of cybersecurity

Bruce Schneier perfectly describes today's state of cybersecurity, both for private and public sectors of the world. Schneier clearly lays out the dangers society will face if it continues the digital path it is on. The factual references are excellent in this book and was an enjoyable read. I recommend it to anyone in the field or just curious about cybersecurity in today's world.