"This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends" by Nicole Perlroth is a non-fiction book that explores the world of cyber weapons and the threat they pose to global security. The author provides an in-depth investigation into the development and proliferation of these weapons, as well as the role of government agencies, corporations, and hackers in their creation and use. The book also highlights the dangers and potential consequences of cyberattacks on critical infrastructure, such as power grids and financial systems. Overall, "This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends" offers a chilling account of the current state of cyber warfare and the urgent need for better security measures to protect against these threats.
About the Author
Nicole Perlroth is an American journalist who is known for her work covering cybersecurity and digital espionage. She has been a staff reporter for The New York Times since 2011, where she covers cybersecurity, national security, and privacy. Perlroth has won numerous awards for her reporting, including the 2019 McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage and the 2019 Cornelius Ryan Award for Best Nonfiction Book for "This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends" And including the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting, which she shared with her colleagues at The New York Times for their coverage of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Before joining The New York Times, Perlroth was a correspondent for Forbes Magazine, where she covered venture capital and cybersecurity. She has also worked as a producer and correspondent for CNN, where she covered breaking news and produced award-winning documentaries on the Middle East and Africa.
Perlroth is a graduate of Princeton University, where she earned a degree in English literature. She also holds a master's degree in journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. She is a frequent speaker and commentator on cybersecurity and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including CBS This Morning, NPR's All Things Considered, and PBS NewsHour.