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
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.