Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World
NEW YORK TIMES and WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flip side: our technology can be turned against us. And just over the horizon is a tidal wave of scientific progress that will leave our heads spinning-from implantable medical devices to drones and 3-D printers, all of which can be hacked, with disastrous consequences. With explosive insights based on a career in law enforcement and counterterrorism, leading authority on global security Marc Goodman takes readers on a vivid journey through the darkest recesses of the Internet. He explores how bad actors are primed to hijack the technologies of tomorrow. Provocative, thrilling, and ultimately empowering, Future Crimes will serve as an urgent call to action that shows how we can take back control of our own devices and harness technology's tremendous power for the betterment of humanity-before it's too late.
NEW YORK TIMES and WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER"Addictive....[I]ntroduces readers to this brave new world of technology, where robbers have been replaced by hackers, and victims include nearly anyone on the Web... He presents his myriad hard-to-imagine cybercrime examples in the kind of matter-of-fact voice he probably perfected as an investigator. He clearly wants us never to look at our cellphones or Facebook pages in the same way again - and in this, Future Crimes succeeds marvelously." - The Washington Post "Excellent and timely...Mr. Goodman is no neo-Luddite. He thinks innovations could ultimately lead to self-healing computer networks that detect hackers and automatically make repairs to shut them out. He rightly urges the private and public sectors to work more closely together, 'crowdsourcing' ideas and know-how...The best time to start tackling future crimes is now." - The Economist "This is a must-read!"-- Larry King" Future Crimes is a risk compendium for the Information Age.... Exhaustively researched.... Fascinating.... Thrilling to read" - San Francisco Chronicle "In Future Crimes , Goodman spills out story after story about how technology has been used for illegal ends...The author ends with a series of recommendations that, while ambitious, appear sensible and constructive...Goodman's most promising idea is the creation of a "Manhattan Project" for cyber security...[ Future Crimes is] a ride well worth taking if we are to prevent the worst of his predictions from taking shape." - Financial Times"...a superb new book..." -- The Boston Globe "Marc Goodman is a go-to guide for all who want a good scaring about the dark side of technology."- New Scientist "Utterly fascinating stuff... Goodman weds the joy of geeky technology with the tension of true crime. The future of crime prevention starts here." - NPR, San Francisco"A well-researched whirlwind tour of internet-based crime." -- Science Magazine "By the middle of the first chapter you'll be afraid to turn on your e-reader or laptop, and you'll be looking with deep suspicion at your smartphone... [Goodman's] style is breezy but his approach is relentless, as he leads you from the guts of the Target data breach to the security vulnerabilities in social media...Mr. Goodman argues convincingly that we are addressing exponential growth in risky technologies with thinking that is, at best, incremental. --Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "OMG, this is a wakeup call. The outlaws are running faster than the architects. Use this book to shake up the companies you buy from, the device makers, telecom carriers, and governments at all levels. Demand that they pay attention to the realities of our new world as outlined within this thorough and deep book. Marc Goodman will startle you with the ingenuity of the bad guys. I'm a technological optimist. Now I am an eyes-wide-open optimist." - Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired Magazine and bestselling author of What Technology Wants "The hacks and heists detailed in Future Crimes are the stuff of thrillers, but unfortunately, the world of cybercrime is all too real. There could be no more sure-footed or knowledgeable companion than Marc Goodman on this guided tour of the underworld of the Internet. Everyone -- and the business world especially -- should heed his advice." - Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of Drive and To Sell is Human "A riveting read."- Nassim Nicholas Taleb, professor of engineering at NYU and New York Times bestselling author of The Black Swan "From black ops to rogue bots and everything in between, Future Crimes is a gripping must-read. Marc Goodman takes readers on a brilliant, 'behind-the-screens' journey into the hidden world of 21st century criminal innovation, filled with one mind-boggling example after another of what's coming next. Future Crimes raises tough questions about the expanding role of technology in our lives and the importance of managing
Marc Goodman ist ein internationaler Experte zu Sicherheitsfragen. Er arbeitet als "Futurist in Residence" für den FBI, ist Gründer des "Future Crimes Institute" und berät Interpol zu Fragen der Internetkriminalität. Vorher hat Marc Goodman als Polizeibeamter, Undercover-Ermittler und in der Terrorismusbekämpfung gearbeitet. Er hat einen Abschluss als Master of Public Administration in Harvard und als Master of Science an der London School of Economics. Er spricht Englisch, Französisch, Spanisch, Italienisch und Deutsch.