Countdown to Zero Day is a book by Kim Zetter that tells the story of Stuxnet, the world’s first digital weapon. The book chronicles how Stuxnet was developed and deployed, and takes readers inside the NSA’s top-secret cyberwarfare program.
For who is this book for ?
- The book is well-written and researched, providing a comprehensive account of Stuxnet
- It offers an interesting perspective on the intersection of cybercrime and geopolitics
- The story of Stuxnet is sure to fascinate anyone with an interest in computers or technology
- The author spends too much time discussing the origins of Stuxnet and not enough on how it was deployed and its effects.
- The book is overly technical and dense, making it difficult to read for non-technical readers.
- The story could have been more suspenseful if the author had focused less on the development of Stuxnet and more on its impact.
Learn more about the author
Kim Zetter is an award-winning journalist who has been covering cybercrime and cybersecurity since 2004. She is the author of Countdown to Zero Day, which tells the story of Stuxnet, the world’s first digital weapon, and was named one of The New York Times Best Books of 2014. Her work has also appeared in Wired, Rolling Stone, Politico Magazine, The Atlantic, Salon.com , msnbc.com , Foreign Policy magazine , and other publications.
“This is the best book I have read in years. It reads like a spy novel, but it’s all true.”
“A riveting account of the race to launch the first digital weapon…Zetter deftly weaves a tale of intrigue, suspense, and brinkmanship that will leave readers wondering just how safe their own computer networks are.”
“This is a meticulously researched and well-written book about the development of the first cyber weapon, Stuxnet. It provides readers with an in-depth look at both the technical aspects of this groundbreaking malware as well as its political and strategic implications.”
“This is a fantastic, deeply researched book about the digital age’s first weapon: Stuxnet. It takes you inside the NSA and its secret cyberwarfare program with unprecedented detail. The writing is fast-paced and gripping, making it hard to put down.”