Biomedicine has a Journal of Negative Results in Biomedicine, edited by Bjorn Olsen from Harvard. Could a Journal of Negative Results in Security and Privacy be viable? Perhaps it’s quixotism, considering the persistent lack of reliable metrics to measure even positive outcomes in these domains. But the absence of “it should do X”-criteria does not imply impossibility to establish “it should NOT do -X” or “it should not do Y”-criteria. Marked for further deliberation.
Here’s a list of (mostly) books about cyberwar, intelligence and security services.
Materials about Netherlands
- Dutch Intelligence: Towards a Qualitative Framework for Analysis by Giliam de Valk
- (Dutch) Geschiedenis van de Binnenlandse Veiligheids Dienst by D. Engelen
- (Dutch) De geheime dienst – verhalen over de BVD by Chris Vos et al.
- (Dutch) In dienst van de BVD by Frits Hoekstra
- (Dutch) Villa Maarheeze (1999) by Bob de Graaff and Cees Wiebes
- (Dutch books + online writings) http://www.burojansen.nl
- (blog) http://intel.web-log.nl/
Not specifically about Netherlands
- Surveillance and Democracy, edited by Kevin Haggarty
- Secret Warriors – 100 yrs of British Intelligence Inside MI5 and MI6” by Gordon Thomas
- Silence on the Wire: A Field Guide to Passive Reconnaissance and Indirect Attacks by Michal Zalewski
- Body of Secrets – Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency by James Bamford
- Corporate Warriors – The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry by P.W. Singer (bit off-topic here but excellent read)
- Aviation Week (website + subscription magazine)
(thx Niels Groeneveld)
- Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It by Richard A. Clarke and Robert Knake
- Cyberpower and National Security by Franklin D. Kramer et al.
- Cyberdeterrence and Cyberwar by Martin C. Libicki
- Cyberthreats: The Emerging Fault Lines of the Nation State by Susan W. Brenner
- Cyberwar, Netwar and the Revolution in Military Affairs: part 1 by Edward F. Halpin et al.
- CyberWar, CyberTerror, CyberCrime by Julie E. Mehan
- Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords Who are Bringing Down the Internet by Joseph Menn
- Hacktivism and Cyberwars: Rebels with a Cause? by Tim Jordan and Paul Taylor
- Inside Cyber Warfare: Mapping the Cyber Underworld by Jeffrey Carr
- Secrets Stolen, Fortunes Lost: Preventing Intellectual Property Theft and Economic Espionage in the 21st Century by Christopher Burgess
- Surviving Cyberwar by Richard Stiennon
- The Dark Visitor by unknown
- http://conflictsincyberspace.blogspot.com/ (blog by Rain Ottis)
- http://www.slideshare.net/jopiter/infosec-books (links to these and other books)
What additional study materials do you recommend? Please comment!