book review

Book Review – Countdown to Zero Day #vDM30in30

After hearing about this book via twitter, and having an upcoming 8 hour flight plus holiday coming up, I decided to take a plunge into something a little different. Usually I’m more of a Stephen King fan or head buried into a technical book.

Countdown to Zero Day Front Cover

Stuxnet was one of the biggest developments in this side of the century, yet its creator remains faceless. Meaning its impact on the very devices we are using to read this blog post goes unnoticed in day-to-day life.

Kim has produced a book, which has far surpassed anything I’ve read in this category. Her writing style makes the information accessible to all technical levels, but the thing I enjoyed most was depth of research which split out of the pages to tell the story of the game changing malicious code, and choreographing this against the politic history of the West vs the Middle East.

I found myself finding excuses and reasons to turn that page, something I’ve not done when reading for a number of years of fiction/non-fiction.

I’m purposely trying to not disclose any of the information about the book, it’s easy enough to find the synopsis online and more about the subject. However I’d easily recommend this to anyone who is interested in the state of computer security in today’s world.

Take a leap and buy the book, you’ll be supporting a writer who has done a fantastic job of pulling together all the technical details and back story into a master piece of writing, which is hard to achieve at a non-fiction level.

Overall = 5 out of 5

You can buy the book on Amazon or other good book stores.


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