I was very excited for this project, honored to have been asked to narrate, and daunted by the intense subject matter. But I was up for the challenge.
Nicole Perlroth lays out how the United States, in its efforts to keep our country safe and secure became a cybersecurity superpower, only to unleash its tools onto an uncontrolled global market, thereby making us infinitely less secure. As our world becomes significantly more reliant on digital infrastructures, and as liberating as that is for our modern day lives, we are becoming more vulnerable in the process. Software that is created to make our systems stronger and more efficient have become our greatest weakness. Are we safe? The resounding answer is no, we are not.
Reading this while the January 6th riots were happening, well, let’s just say it was one hell of start to 2021. This book gave me a deeper understanding of our country’s sins, what lengths we will go to keep our data safe, and just how vulnerable we really are. Biggest takeaway: ALWAYS UPDATE YOUR SOFTWARE. That fixed glitch just might save your data from the next hacker.
Camille Rapisarda says
Very frightening subject matter. I’m sure you learned a lot, maybe more than you wanted to know. Thanks for the tip about updating software and unassailable passwords. We will discuss at some point.