Review of This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends by Nicole Perlroth
Published: 2021
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A Gripping Account of the Dark World of Cyber Warfare

In her new book 'This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends,' Nicole Perlroth delivers a gripping and eye-opening account of the dark world of cyber warfare. Perlroth, a cybersecurity journalist for The New York Times, draws on her extensive experience reporting on the topic to provide an in-depth look at the individuals and organizations involved in the ongoing global cyber arms race.

Through interviews with former government officials, intelligence agents, and hackers, Perlroth sheds light on the dangerous and secretive world of cyber weapons development and deployment. From the shadowy corners of the dark web to the boardrooms of Silicon Valley, she details the efforts of nation-states and criminal organizations to weaponize the internet and exploit vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure systems.

Despite the technical nature of the subject matter, Perlroth's writing is accessible and engaging, with vivid descriptions of the key players and events in this high-stakes game of cat and mouse. She also offers insightful analysis of the political and economic implications of cyber warfare, and the challenges faced by policymakers and security experts in responding to this rapidly evolving threat.

Overall, 'This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends' is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the complex and dangerous world of cyber warfare. With its compelling narrative and meticulous research, Perlroth's book is a wake-up call to the urgent need for greater international cooperation and collaboration to prevent a catastrophic cyber attack on the world's critical infrastructure.

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