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Andy Greenberg - 'Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers'

  • 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road Raleigh, NC, 27609 United States (map)

Wired senior writer Andy Greenberg and author of This Machine Kills Secrets follows a small group of cybersecurity detectives as they’re pulled into the mysterious orbit of the Kremlin’s most dangerous hackers — beginning with investigations into local disruptions and blackouts throughout Eastern Europe and followed by full blown cyberwarfare targeting the world’s largest shipping firm, the drug maker Merck, and hundreds of American hospitals. Along the way, Andy Greenberg visits Russia to track down Sandworm himself and meets with the political leaders and security experts involved with NotPetya to determine how the next, even more destructive cyberwar debacle might be prevented.

Sandworm is a sobering examination of an underreported story: the menace Russian hackers pose to the critical infrastructure of the West. With the nuance of a reporter and the pace of a thriller writer, Andy Greenberg gives us a glimpse of the cyberwars of the future while at the same time placing his story in the long arc of Russian and Ukrainian history.”
—Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gulag and Red Famine

Event date:

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 7:00pm

Event address:

North Hills

4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road

Raleigh, NC 27609

Earlier Event: October 13
Writers Coffeehouse Discussion Group
Later Event: November 13
Open Discussion Project