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

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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
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Portrays the career of an accomplished hacker--a woman known only as Alien--describing her experiences at MIT, cybersecurity firms, and with a boutique hacking outfit that caters to banks, retailers, and government agencies
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contains biographical information
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10748893
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LBSOR/DLC
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Smith, Jeremy N
Dewey number
005.8092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Alien
  • Hackers
  • Computer security
  • Computer crimes
Target audience
adult
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the extraordinary story of a hacker called "Alien"
Label
Breaking and entering : the extraordinary story of a hacker called 'Alien', Jeremy N. Smith
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Publication
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 292 pages
Isbn
9781925322873
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Breaking and entering : the extraordinary story of a hacker called 'Alien', Jeremy N. Smith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 292 pages
Isbn
9781925322873
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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