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Manipulated: Inside the Cyberwar to Hijack Elections and Distort the Truth (Hardcover)
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Cybersecurity expert Theresa Payton tells battlefront stories from the global war being conducted through clicks, swipes, internet access, technical backdoors and massive espionage schemes. She investigates the cyberwarriors who are planning tomorrow's attacks, weaving a fascinating yet bone-chilling tale of Artificial Intelligent mutations carrying out attacks without human intervention, "deepfake" videos that look real to the naked eye, and chatbots that beget other chatbots. Finally, Payton offers readers telltale signs that their most fundamental beliefs are being meddled with and actions they can take or demand that corporations and elected officials must take before it is too late. Payton reveals: -How digital voting machines, voting online, and automatic registration may boost turnout but make us more vulnerable to cyberattacks. -How trolls from Russia and other nations actively stroke discord among Americans in falsely-generated controversies over race relations, vaccinations, fracking, and other social issues. -Whether what we have uncovered from the Mueller investigation so far is only what they wanted us to know.
About the Author
Theresa M. Payton served as the first female Chief Information Officer for the White House during the President George W. Bush administration and is currently CEO and founder of Fortalice Solutions, a boutique cybersecurity and intelligence services company that's listed in the Global Cybersecurity Top 500. She starred as the Deputy Commander of Intelligence on the CBS TV series, Hunted, is a frequent guest on national and international news outlets, and is featured in the book of "100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime." Among her many accolades are the FBI Director's award for community service. She has co-authored two other books with Ted Claypoole.