Gray Day: My Undercover Mission to Expose America's First Cyber Spy

Gray Day My Undercover Mission to Expose America s First Cyber Spy A cybersecurity expert and former FBI ghost tells the thrilling story of how he helped take down notorious FBI mole Robert Hanssen the first Russian cyber spy Eric O Neill was only twenty six when he

  • Title: Gray Day: My Undercover Mission to Expose America's First Cyber Spy
  • Author: Eric O'Neill
  • ISBN: 0525573526
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A cybersecurity expert and former FBI ghost tells the thrilling story of how he helped take down notorious FBI mole Robert Hanssen, the first Russian cyber spy.Eric O Neill was only twenty six when he was tapped for the case of a lifetime a one on one undercover investigation of the FBI s top target, a man suspected of spying for the Russians for nearly two decades, giv A cybersecurity expert and former FBI ghost tells the thrilling story of how he helped take down notorious FBI mole Robert Hanssen, the first Russian cyber spy.Eric O Neill was only twenty six when he was tapped for the case of a lifetime a one on one undercover investigation of the FBI s top target, a man suspected of spying for the Russians for nearly two decades, giving up nuclear secrets, compromising intelligence, and betraying US assets With zero training in face to face investigation, Eric found himself in a windowless, high security office in the newly formed Information Assurance Section, tasked officially with helping the FBI secure its outdated computer system against hackers and spies and unofficially with collecting evidence against his new boss, Robert Hanssen, an exacting and rage prone veteran agent with a disturbing fondness for handguns In the months that follow, Eric s self esteem and young marriage unravel under the pressure of life in Room 9930, and he questions the very purpose of his mission But as Hanssen outmaneuvers an intelligence community struggling to keep up with the new reality of cybersecurity, he also teaches Eric the game of spycraft Eric will just have to learn to outplay his teacher if he wants to win A tension packed stew of power, paranoia, and psychological manipulation, Gray Day is also a cautionary tale of how the United States allowed Russia to become dominant in cyberespionage and how we might begin to catch up Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 304 pages Expected publication March 26th 2019 by Crown Publishing Group NY More Details ISBN 0525573526 ISBN13 9780525573524 Edition Language English Other Editions 3 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book Gray Day My Undercover Mission to Expose Americas First Cyber Spy by Eric ONeill Author Release date Mar 26, 2019 Enter for a chance to win 1 of 50 galleys of GRAY DAY by Eric O Neill A cybersecurity expert and former FBI ghost tells the thrilling story of how h Enter for a chance to win 1 of 50 galleys of GRAY DAY by Eric O Neill A cybersecurity expert and former FBI ghost tells the thrilling story of how he helped take down notorious FBI mole Robert Hanssen, the first Russian cyber spy.Eric O Neill was only twenty six when he was tapped for the case of a lifetime a one on one undercover investigation of the FBI s top target, a man suspected of spying for the Russians for nearly two decades, giving up nuclear secrets, compromising intelligence, and betraying US assets With zero training in face to face investigation, Eric found himself in a windowless, high security office, tasked officially with helping the FBI secure its outdated computer system against hackers and spies and unofficially with collecting evidence against his new boss, Robert Hanssen, an exacting and rage prone veteran agent In the months that follow, Eric s self esteem and young marriage unravel under the pressure of life in Room 9930, and he questions the very purpose of his mission But as Hanssen outmaneuvers an intelligence community struggling to keep up with the new reality of cybersecurity, he also teaches Eric the game of spycraft Eric will just have to learn to outplay his teacher if he wants to win.A tension packed stew of power, paranoia, and psychological manipulation, Gray Day is also a cautionary tale of how the United States allowed Russia to become dominant in cyberespionage and how we might begin to catch up Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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    View details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Gray Day, please sign up Recent Questions Does this book discuss all the time and effort that was spent investigating Brian Kelley for the crimes that turned out to be committed by Hanssen like 2 days ago Add your answer See 1 question about Gray Day Lists with This Book Modern Cybersecurity 2019 61 books 2 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 37 Rating details Sort Default Filter Oct 24, 2018 Randal White rated it really liked it Shelves biography memoir, netgalley, police corrections, political diplomacy terrorism The story of the takedown of Robert Hanssen, arguably one of the worst spies the United States has every had Hanssen, a FBI employee, sold out to the Russians, giving them some of our most highly classified secrets for over twenty years He was responsible for many deaths, and did untold damage to our national security The author was a young FBI ghost , a person assigned to surveillance of people He found himself placed in a position to work closely with Hanssen, trying to gain his trust, al The story of the takedown of Robert Hanssen, arguably one of the worst spies the United States has every had Hanssen, a FBI employee, sold out to the Russians, giving them some of our most highly classified secrets for over twenty years He was responsible for many deaths, and did untold damage to our national security The author was a young FBI ghost , a person assigned to surveillance of people He found himself placed in a position to work closely with Hanssen, trying to gain his trust, all the while attempting to bring him to justice The story is gripping You find yourself pulling for the author s success Here s hoping that the FBI, and other agencies, learned from their mistakes, and that they never have another traitor like Hanssen in their midst flag 2 likesLike see review Oct 12, 2018 Suzanne rated it really liked it I assumed, after reading other accounts of Robert Hanssen s horrific career in espionage on behalf of the USSR and, later and briefly, the Russian republic, that I was familiar with the outlines of the case, especially since I d also seen the film Breach , which features author Eric O Neill as a key character Indeed, those who have seen and recall that film will find many parts of this book very familiar But there was plenty here to find intriguing, from O Neill s background as a low I assumed, after reading other accounts of Robert Hanssen s horrific career in espionage on behalf of the USSR and, later and briefly, the Russian republic, that I was familiar with the outlines of the case, especially since I d also seen the film Breach , which features author Eric O Neill as a key character Indeed, those who have seen and recall that film will find many parts of this book very familiar But there was plenty here to find intriguing, from O Neill s background as a low level FBI employee assigned to follow suspects for hours at a time, changing his look as frequently as needed to blend into the background and avoid detection, to O Neill s assertion that Hanssen s crimes make him the first cyber spy of the modern era.Indeed, it s that dual structure O Neill is simultaneously trying to recreate the tension of his experiences trying to cope with the volatile Hanssen and assist the mole hunt that uncovered him in its final weeks, while at the same time trying to educate the reader about cyber espionage and laying the groundwork for his final argument that makes the book slightly less compelling than it could be The author jumps back and forth between the attempt to take down Hanssen, and events before and after that mole hunt some directly relevant, but others, that occurred long after Hanssen had pled guilty and headed off to a lifetime behind bars, that felt like a reach It s not that the argument about cyber espionage as a significant threat, and O Neill s argument that Hanssen was early to identify the weaknesses of the FBI s technology and to exploit them, of course is, eventually, compelling But the constant shifting from one theme or idea or experience to another ultimately made this a book that was distracting to read Just as I was becoming engaged, the author veered off on a new tangent also important, also interesting but nonetheless something that felt like a distraction The bottom line Imperfectly structured, but nonetheless fascinating In some ways, indeed, I found O Neill s post FBI career and current involvement in anti cyber espionage fresh and intriguing than the rehash of the Hanssen affair I assume the latter is there because, hey, he s never been able to tell his own version of the story and he can relate it to his broader points, but the latter were really what I ended up finding the most fascinating Where are our weaknesses today, and are we aware that they ARE weaknesses I couldn t help feeling that however fascinating this book could become, there remained a lot left unanswered with respect to that crucial question, if not about Robert Hanssen I d recommend this to anyone who isn t very familiar with the Hanssen case and who hasn t seen Breach , in particular The you know, the repetitive about half to two thirds of this book will feel I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review flag Like see review Scott Freeman rated it really liked it Oct 09, 2018 Amy Morgan rated it really liked it Oct 01, 2018 kesseljunkie rated it it was amazing Dec 09, 2018 Doug Robinson rated it really liked it Oct 17, 2018 Sammie Beck rated it it was amazing Jan 30, 2019 Toni marked it as to read Sep 24, 2018 Brenten Gilbert marked it as to read Sep 28, 2018 Wayne McCoy marked it as to read Sep 28, 2018 Rebecca marked it as to read Oct 03, 2018 Layan marked it as to read Oct 12, 2018 Brent marked it as to read Oct 17, 2018 Joanne marked it as to read Oct 29, 2018 Kendra 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      Eric is an accomplished public speaker, security expert and author that presents keynotes internationally about espionage and national security, cybersecurity, fraud, corporate diligence and defense, hacking, pursuing ones dreams and surviving Hollywood.Eric has worked as an FBI counterterrorism and counterintelligence operative, a national security attorney and as a corporate security consultant Eric is an accomplished public speaker, security expert and author that presents keynotes internationally about espionage and national security, cybersecurity, fraud, corporate diligence and defense, hacking, pursuing ones dreams and surviving Hollywood.Eric has worked as an FBI counterterrorism and counterintelligence operative, a national security attorney and as a corporate security consultant He founded The Georgetown Group, a premier investigative and security services firm Eric is also the National Security Strategist for Carbon Black, the leader in next generation endpoint security and serves as the General Counsel for Global Communities, an international charity.In February 2001, Eric helped capture the most notorious spy in United States history, Robert Phillip Hanssen In the three months preceding Hanssen s arrest, Eric was selected to work with the spy within the newly minted information assurance division, created to protect all classified FBI intelligence Eric was charged with gaining Hanssen s trust and then using that relationship to slowly draw the traitor out of deep cover Eric s investigative skill led to the arrest and ultimate conviction of the master spy.Eric is an honors graduate of Auburn University He earned his Juris Doctor degree from The George Washington University Law School, also with honors

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    1. The story of the takedown of Robert Hanssen, arguably one of the worst spies the United States has every had Hanssen, a FBI employee, sold out to the Russians, giving them some of our most highly classified secrets for over twenty years He was responsible for many deaths, and did untold damage to our national security The author was a young FBI ghost , a person assigned to surveillance of people He found himself placed in a position to work closely with Hanssen, trying to gain his trust, al The [...]


    2. I assumed, after reading other accounts of Robert Hanssen s horrific career in espionage on behalf of the USSR and, later and briefly, the Russian republic, that I was familiar with the outlines of the case, especially since I d also seen the film Breach , which features author Eric O Neill as a key character Indeed, those who have seen and recall that film will find many parts of this book very familiar But there was plenty here to find intriguing, from O Neill s background as a low I assumed, [...]



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