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Zero Day.
Mark Russinovich.
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Interesting concept but the story line was totally predictable. All the characters seemed to fit the stereotype you would expect from the hot protagonists to the smarmy bad guys along with the bungling bureaucrat.

Book Info

Zero Day
by Mark Russinovich
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books: St. Martins Press
Published: 03/15/2011
ISBN-10: 031261246X
ISBN-13: 978-0312612467
Started: 10/12/2012
Finished: 10/23/2012
Source: Amazon (used)
Reason: Leo Laporte & Steve Gibson highly recommended this book on their Security Now podcast in conjunction with the publication of the author's new book, Trojan Horse, which I also purchased.
Format: Hardcover

Publisher Synopsis

An airliner’s controls abruptly fail mid-flight over the Atlantic. An oil tanker runs aground in Japan when its navigational system suddenly stops dead. Hospitals everywhere have to abandon their computer databases when patients die after being administered incorrect dosages of their medicine. In the Midwest, a nuclear power plant nearly becomes the next Chernobyl when its cooling systems malfunction.

At first, these random computer failures seem like unrelated events. But Jeff Aiken, a former government analyst who quit in disgust after witnessing the gross errors that led up to 9/11, thinks otherwise. Jeff fears a more serious attack targeting the United States computer infrastructure is already under way. And as other menacing computer malfunctions pop up around the world, some with deadly results, he realizes that there isn’t much time if he hopes to prevent an international catastrophe.

Written by a global authority on cyber security, Zero Day presents a chilling “what if” scenario that, in a world completely reliant on technology, is more than possible today—it’s a cataclysmic disaster just waiting to happen.


Author Info
Mark Russinovich works at Microsoft as a Technical Fellow, Microsoft's senior-most technical position. He joined the company when Microsoft acquired Winternals software, which he co-founded in 1996. He is also author of the popular Sysinternals tools. He is coauthor of the Windows Internals book series, a contributing editor for TechNet Magazine, and a senior contributing editor for Windows IT Pro Magazine. He lives in Washington State with his wife, daughter, two dogs and two cats.


Source: Security Now Podcast
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