There is money in cybercrime, but cyberwar could get you killed.
BOOKS in the Cyberwar Trilogy
"Cyberwar could get you killed"
There is money in cybercrime, but cyberwar could get you killed. In Cyber War I, Iran launches a six-day cyberwar against the West to level the playing field of technology powers.
From Macau to Vegas, from Chinese prostitutes to international flight attendants, Rob Warner finds himself in the middle of the action, and in a position to stop the pending destruction. If he’s willing to sacrifice his career, jeopardize his retirement, and put his life in harm’s way, then he can lead his team of security analysts and forensics experts to counter-attack and save his country from devolving back to the digital stone age.
Cyber War I marries a high-tech thriller with a primer on computer security in this author’s debut novel. From his vivid description of the raised floor in a data center, to detailing ransomware and critical infrastructure attacks, Ed interprets this complex world for his readers to help them understand how real this is. His authentic characters display their commitment to protecting technology in a world of bad actors. The attacks are all too real as the technology is disclosed. The potential for the advanced economies of the world to lose everything appears unstoppable in this avalanche of escalating assaults in cyberspace.
"Where the battlefield extends beyond the keyboard"
A year after Cyber War I made Robert Warner a celebrity in his field of cybersecurity forensics, he’s ready to cash it all in and retire young, with the sale of his software firm to a conglomerate for over $100 million. He’s two weeks away from starting the next chapter of his life living large in a Colorado resort community. He just has one more business trip to complete, an international assignment to pen test a wind farm in the North Sea.
Rob turns over one too many stones and finds himself the target of Fancy Bear, the infamous Russian military hacking organization. It’s Rob’s nature to dig deeper, to solve the crime. Instead, he’s forced to play defense, to protect the welfare of his employees, and himself. If he can survive a chase through Europe, he can complete the transaction to sell his software firm and retire wealthy.
Full Spectrum Cyberwar exposes the real-world activities of the Russian GRU as they conduct hybrid warfare on their European neighbors in this gripping sequel to Cyber War I. U.S. CyberCom attempts to confront the Russians with a forward defense strategy that escalates well beyond Major Calvert’s control. In Full Spectrum Cyberwar, the battlefield extends beyond the keyboard. Lives are on the line in this relentless exchange of one-upmanship between nation states as they battle for dominance over geopolitical assets.
"A smart, highly detailed entry in the techno-thriller genre."
“A fun read that technologists will particularly enjoy.”
Blaine Berger, author of What Everybody Ought to Know Before Moving a Data Center
The third story in the Cyberwar series takes place twenty years after Full Spectrum Cyberwar ended. The genre evolves from tech-thriller to cyberpunk.
The story will still seem as real as the first two stories in the series. Where book one explored the impact of software-defined networking and automation on cyberwar, and book two detailed hybrid warfare, book three will consider how cyberspace will change in the future with virtual and augmented reality.
Ed works as a product manager in the tech industry, thinking up new computer security products to launch. He lives in Colorado with his family. He runs marathons. He's hiked the 500 mile Colorado Trail. He drinks coffee like water. If you think you can keep up with Ed, follow his running blog.