The 2016 presidential election was chaotic for many reasons. Perhaps the most troubling was news that a foreign power used new cyber warfare tactics to influence our views and skew the election. These new revelations come to light as many grow weary of a new reality where hackers always seem to be one step ahead of us. Author Peter K. Chronis claims we need a “moonshot” to bolster our cybersecurity—an astonishing achievement on the scale of wiping out polio, defeating the Nazis, or landing on the moon. The author uses inspiration and lessons from these other complex “moonshots” as a guide to help us develop a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy.
Written with a nontechnical audience in mind, The Cyber Conundrum examines the many flaws in global cybersecurity strategy and proposes solutions the tech industry, governments, and companies need to explore to address fundamental cybersecurity challenges. Without fundamental change, our democratic institutions, the critical services we rely on every day (electricity, communications, financial institutions and more), and the free flow of information are in jeopardy—making this an issue important to everyone.