“Fascinating…. Thrilling to read.”
– San Francisco Chronicle
“Excellent and timely.”
– The Economist
“OMG, this is a wakeup call.”
– Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired Magazine and bestselling author of What Technology Wants
“A superb new book.”
– The Boston Globe
Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flip side: our technology can be turned against us. And just over the horizon is a tidal wave of scientific progress that will leave our heads spinning — from implantable medical devices to drones and 3-D printers, all of which can be hacked, with disastrous consequences.
With explosive insights based on a career in law enforcement and counterterrorism, leading authority on global security Marc Goodman takes readers on a vivid journey through the darkest recesses of the Internet. He explores how bad actors are primed to hijack the technologies of tomorrow. Provocative, thrilling, and ultimately empowering, Future Crimes will serve as an urgent call to action that shows how we can take back control of our own devices and harness technology’s tremendous power for the betterment of humanity — before it’s too late.
"This is a must-read!"
– Larry King
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“Future Crimes is a risk compendium for the Information Age…. Exhaustively researched…. Fascinating…. Thrilling to read.”
– San Francisco Chronicle
“If you want to know about the crimes of the past, read Agatha Christie. If you want to know about the crimes of the future, read Marc Goodman.”
– Kai Ryssdal,
“A well-researched whirlwind tour of internet-based crime."
– Science Magazine
“Excellent and timely. The best time to start tackling future crimes is now.”
– The Economist
“You couldn’t ask for a better [cyber risk] overview than Future Crimes.”
– Harvard Business Review
“Marc Goodman is a go-to guide for all who want a good scaring about the dark side of technology.”
– New Scientist
“As Marc Goodman shows in this highly readable book, what is going on in the background of your computer has turned the internet into a fertile ground for massive crime…Future Crimes has the pace of a sci-fi film, but it’s happening now.”
– Express UK
“In the wake of North Korea’s cyber-terrorist attack on Sony as well as numerous hacker break-ins throughout the corporate world, it’s become increasingly obvious that neither governments nor corporations are prepared for the onslaught of problems…Goodman nails the issue and provides useful input on the changes needed to make our systems and infrastructure more secure.””
"[A] hair-raising exposé of cybercrime…Goodman’s breathless but lucid account is good at conveying the potential perils of emerging technologies in layman’s terms, and he sprinkles in deft narratives of the heists already enabled by them…A timely wake-up call.”
“In this highly readable and exhaustive debut, [Marc Goodman] details the many ways in which hackers, organized criminals, terrorists and rogue governments are exploiting the vulnerability of our increasingly connected society…Goodman suggests solid actions to limit the impact of cybercrimes, ranging from increased technical literacy of the public to a massive government ‘Manhattan Project’ for cybersecurity to develop strategies against online threats. A powerful wake-up call to pay attention to our online lives.”
"Addictive.... [Goodman] clearly wants us never to look at our cellphones or Facebook pages in the same way again—and in this, Future Crimes succeeds marvelously.”
“If the Sony cyber-attacks shook your imagination, brace yourself for the dizzying revelations of global security expert Marc Goodman. The former FBI's futurist-in-residence is here to tell us about hackers and bioterrorists who can hijack, dissolve, and destroy individuals, corporations, and even international communication systems with a few evil swipes. Everything, he writes, is vulnerable: identities, bank accounts, servers; even implanted medical devices and traffic control systems. Future Crimes is jolting, eye-opening, and at times, downright terrifying.”
“Future Crimes raises tough questions about the expanding role of technology in our lives. Goodman offers practical solutions so that we not only survive progress, but thrive to an extent never previously imagined.”