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The Resource Breaking and entering : the extraordinary story of a hacker called "Alien", Jeremy N. Smith

Breaking and entering : the extraordinary story of a hacker called "Alien", Jeremy N. Smith

Label
Breaking and entering : the extraordinary story of a hacker called "Alien"
Title
Breaking and entering
Title remainder
the extraordinary story of a hacker called "Alien"
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy N. Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This taut, true thriller takes a deep dive into a dark world that touches us all, as seen through the brilliant, breakneck career of an extraordinary hacker - a woman known only as Alien"--
  • "This taut, true thriller dives into a dark world that touches us all, as seen through the brilliant, breakneck career of an extraordinary hacker--a woman known only as Alien. When she arrived at MIT in the 1990s, Alien was quickly drawn to the school's tradition of high risk physical trespassing: the original 'hacking.' Within a year, one of her hallmates was dead and two others were arraigned. Alien's adventures were only just beginning. After a stint at the storied, secretive Los Alamos National Laboratory, Alien was recruited by a top cybersecurity firm where she deployed her cache of virtual weapons--and the trespassing and social engineering talents she had developed while 'hacking' at MIT. The company tested its clients' security by every means possible--not just coding, but donning disguises and sneaking past guards and secretaries into the C suite. Alien now runs a boutique hacking outfit that caters to some of the world's biggest and most vulnerable institutions--banks, retailers, government agencies. Her work combines devilish charm, old school deception, and next generation spycraft. In [this book], cybersecurity finally gets the rich, character driven, fast-paced treatment it deserves."--Dust jacket
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Jeremy N.,
Dewey number
  • 005.8092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6772.A5
LC item number
S55 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alien
  • Hackers
  • Computer security
  • Computer crimes
Label
Breaking and entering : the extraordinary story of a hacker called "Alien", Jeremy N. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An Eamon Dolan Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The hacker next door -- Part I: Course 19. Inside out ; The coffeehouse club ; Earth to Alien ; A death in the family -- Part II: In security. Up all night ; I spy ; Wild wild web ; A hackable heart transplant -- Part III: Agents and Jedis. Capture the flag ; Check, please ; Up in the air ; Europe on five hacks a day -- Part IV: Owner's manual. The bartender ; The best around ; Phoning home -- Epilogue: Fast forward
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 292 pages
Isbn
9780544903210
Lccn
2018024873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1016650492
  • (OCoLC)1016650492
  • 2465341
Label
Breaking and entering : the extraordinary story of a hacker called "Alien", Jeremy N. Smith
Publication
Note
"An Eamon Dolan Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The hacker next door -- Part I: Course 19. Inside out ; The coffeehouse club ; Earth to Alien ; A death in the family -- Part II: In security. Up all night ; I spy ; Wild wild web ; A hackable heart transplant -- Part III: Agents and Jedis. Capture the flag ; Check, please ; Up in the air ; Europe on five hacks a day -- Part IV: Owner's manual. The bartender ; The best around ; Phoning home -- Epilogue: Fast forward
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 292 pages
Isbn
9780544903210
Lccn
2018024873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1016650492
  • (OCoLC)1016650492
  • 2465341

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