The 5G Network & The Possible Threat To Cybersecurity
“The 5G Network & The Possible Threat To Cybersecurity”
Fresh Aire on NPR, Jan. 31, 2019
Host Terry Gross interviews David Sanger
'New York Times' reporter David Sanger says the world's leading producer of telecom equipment, China's Huawei, will be central to the spread of a global 5G network — which could pose a major threat to U.S. national security.
“'The Perfect Weapon' Tells The Story Of Growing Cyber War That The U.S. Is Fighting”
All Things Considered on NPR, June 14, 2018
NPR’s Ari Shapiro interviews David Sanger
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with David Sanger about his new book The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age. It tells the story of the growing cyber war that the U.S. is fighting in secret.
The Perfect Weapon is the startling inside story of how the rise of cyberweapons transformed geopolitics like nothing since the invention of the atomic bomb. Cheap to acquire, easy to deny, and usable for a variety of malicious purposes—from crippling infrastructure to sowing discord and doubt—cyber is now the weapon of choice for democracies, dictators, and terrorists. Two presidents—Bush and Obama—drew first blood with Operation Olympic Games, which used malicious code to blow up Iran’s nuclear centrifuges, and yet America proved remarkably unprepared when its own weapons were stolen from its arsenal and, during President Trump’s first year, turned back on the US and its allies. The government was often paralyzed, unable to threaten the use of cyberweapons because America was so vulnerable to crippling attacks on its own networks of banks, utilities, and government agencies.