ABC-CLIO Information warfare is upon us. In the last two decades, the U.S. economy's infrastructure has undergone a fundamental set of changes, relying increasingly on its service sector and high technology economy. The U.S. depends on computers, electronic data storage and transfers, and highly integrated communications networks. Its rapidly developing new form of critical infrastructure is exceedingly vulnerable to an emerging host of threats. This detailed volume examines the dangers of, and the evolving U.S. policy response to, cyberterrorism.
Greenwood Pub Group Looks at the emerging threats to the high-technology sector and the efforts to deal with these threats.
Book News There are two factors that now make increased attention to US infrastructure necessary, or at least possible, says Cordesman (Middle Eastern Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies). One is that, with the Cold War over, official attention is not hypnotized by the potential catastrophe of nuclear attack. The other is that the infrastructure of the economy has become increasingly reliant on its service sectors and on high technology, which are vulnerable to a new family of threats that he calls information warfare. He does not provide an index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)