Cybersecurity and cyberwar playlist
After writing Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know, P.W. Singer compiled a playlist filled with songs to help readers explore the emerging security challenges that continue to arise in the new digital age. His final playlist features a wide range of artists and genres, from the Rolling Stones to Daft Punk to “Weird Al” Yankovic, and each song contains specific lyrics that relate to the realm of cybersecurity and cyberwar. Can you guess which chapters relate to each song?
"War" by Edwin Starr
“War, h’uh/ What is it good for?/ Absolutely nothin’”
"We Are Young" by fun.
“Between the drinks and subtle things/ And the holes in my apologies/ You know I’m trying hard to take it back”
"SHAKEDOWN" BY BOB SEGER
"You can shake me for a while/ Live it up in style/ No matter what you do/ I’m comin’ after you"
"Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons
“I’m waking up, I feel it in my bones/ Enough to make my systems blow/ Welcome to the new age, to the new age”
"How Soon Is Now?" by The Smiths
“When you say it’s gonna happen 'now'/ Well, when exactly do you mean?”
"The Sharing Song" by Jack Johnson
"It’s always more fun/ To share with everyone"
"NO MORE" BY JUNOON
"I’m sick of spying eyes/ Wearing suits and secret ties"
"Living in the Past" by Jethro Tull
“Now there’s revolution, but they don’t know/ What they’re fighting/ Let us close out eyes/ Outside their lives go on much faster”
"Cooler Online" by Brad Paisley
"There's a whole 'nother me/ That you need to see"
"How’s It Going to Be (When You Don’t Know Me)" by Third Eye Blind
“I wonder how it’s going to be/ When you don’t know me/ How’s it going to be/ When you’re sure I’m not there”
"Never Going to Give You Up" by Rick Astley
“Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you”
"It’s All About The Pentiums" by Weird Al
“What y’all wanna do?/ Wanna be hackers? Code crackers? Slackers/ Wastin’ time with all the chatroom yakkers?”
"The Game has Changed" by Pharrell/Daft Punk
“In and out of dimensions, I walk through walls/ Just sayin’ you can’t put me in a box, tha's all”
"Somebody’s Watching Me" by Rockwell
“I always feel like/ Somebody’s watching me/ And I have no privacy”
"Madness" by Muse
“I tried so hard to let you go/ But some kind of madness is swallowing me whole”
"Demons" by Imagine Dragons
“I wanna hide the truth/ I wanna shelter you/ But with the beast inside/ There’s nowhere we can hide”
"Wake Me Up" by Avicii
“I can’t tell where the journey will end/ But I know where to start”
"Down in the Park" by Foo Fighters
“Down in the park where the match men meet/ The machine and play kill by numbers”
"Paint It Black" by Rolling Stones
“I could not foresee this thing happening to you”
"Obsession" by Animotion
“I will collect you and capture you”
"All I Want" by Kodaline
“All I want is/ And all I need is/ To find somebody”
"Cyberpunk" by Billy Idol
“All information should be free. It is not. Information is power and currency in the virtual world we inhabit…”
"Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)" by Arcade Fire
“Cause nothin’s hid, from us kids/ You ain’t foolin’ nobody with the lights out”
P.W. Singer is the Director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institution. He is the co-author of Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know.
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