BOSTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In The Alexandria Project: A Tale of Treachery and Technology, Author Andrew Updegrove writes of an America brought to its knees by crippling cyber-attacks, where the only clue is an eerie virtual calling card left behind: "Thank you for your contribution to the Alexandria Project." Frank Adversego, a brilliant cybersecurity expert whose career and reputation are in tatters, is the only one who can trace the attack back to its source and clear his name – but to do so he must navigate between the suspicions of the FBI and CIA as well as the attackers themselves.
In a fast-paced, satirical story that rings frighteningly true in the wake of ongoing revelations about the NSA, Target, and other security breaches, Updegrove challenges readers to consider where our Internet-obsessed culture might be leading us. Throughout the twists and turns of a plot peopled with all-too credible characters, he keeps his readers on the edge of their seats wanting more. Happily, for them a sequel called The Lafayette Deception, will be released later this fall.
"The Alexandria Project is fiction that cuts close to the bone. But where George Orwell envisioned 1984 from the safety of thirty-five years out, the future that Updegrove describes may already be upon us," writes Dan Geer, Chief Information Security Officer of CIA innovation funding agency In-Q-Tel. "That's what makes it dangerous, and that's what makes The Alexandria Project an important as well as riveting read."
Updegrove, an attorney, has been representing entrepreneurs, technology companies and venture capitalists for more than thirty years. He also represents many of the organizations that develop, support and apply the standards upon which cybersecurity is based, and is actively involved in dealing with cybersecurity attacks as they happen.
"What you will find in this book isn't theoretical," he said. "In fact, the only thing that's fictional about it is that it hasn't happened – yet."
The Alexandria Project first appeared as a serial on his ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog, where thousands of readers enthusiastically awaited each next weekly installment. Read more at http://updegrove.wordpress.com/.
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