||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.
||"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"-- Provided by publisher.
||"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.
|General note||"An Eamon Dolan Book."|
|Issued in other form||Online version: Smith, Jeremy N. Breaking and entering. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019 9780544911222|