In This Review In This Review
The Cybersecurity Dilemma: Hacking, Trust, and Fear Between Nations
By Ben Buchanan
Oxford University Press, 2017, 304 pp.
Cyberspace in Peace and War
By Martin C. Libicki
Naval Institute Press, 2016, 496 pp.
In the two years before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, hackers targeted a number of prominent political organizations of both parties, including the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and managed to steal a trove of documents pertaining to the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton. The hackers got ahold of private e-mails, including those belonging to Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the DNC chair, and John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chair. Some of these exchanges discussed hot-button issues such as the Clinton Foundation’s fundraising or suggested that senior DNC figures had sought to aid Clinton in her primary campaign against Senator Bernie
Source URL: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/reviews/review-essay/2017-10-16/deterring-cyberattacks