“It is said that before entering the sea
a river trembles with fear.
She looks back at the path she has traveled,
from the peaks of the mountains,
the long winding road crossing forests and villages.
And in front of her,
she sees an ocean so vast,
that to enter
there seems nothing more than to disappear forever.
But there is no other way.
The river cannot go back.
Nobody can go back.
To go back is impossible in existence.
The river needs to take the risk
of entering the ocean
because only then will fear disappear,
because that’s where the river will know
it’s not about disappearing into the ocean,
but of becoming the ocean.”
“Fear” – Kahlil Gibran
No war can be raised to a state-of-the-art level. Art must be beautiful, in the sense of producing a renewed faith of acceptance and I’m not sure war could ever do that. “The Art of Cyber Conflict” is about the new types of wars being led in the digital sphere.
Yet despite the absence of face-to-face combat or maybe exactly because of that, the author Henry Sienkiewicz points out that cyber conflicts can indeed have devastating consequences.
The main purpose of the author is to make a parallel to another well-known book about fighting strategy – “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu and reinforce the new meaning of war in cyberspace.
As a slight digression from the main point of this review, I found it curious that the author’s name resembles the name of another favorite writer of mine, the Polish Nobel Prize winner Henryk Sienkiewicz, whose “Quo Vadis”
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