HBO Doc ‘The Perfect Weapon’ Proves Chaos Is Just a Click Away (VIDEO)
The Perfect Weapon, an HBO documentary, shows how cyber is inexpensive, highly destructive, and also deniable. The special, based on the best-selling book by New York Times national security correspondent David E. Sanger, debuts on Friday, October 16 on HBO.
Directed by John Maggio, the film explores the rise of cyber conflict as a primary way in which nations now compete with and sabotage one another.
Cheap, invisible and devastatingly effective, cyber weapons are the present and future of geopolitical conflict – a short-of-war pathway to exercising power.
The documentary draws on interviews with top military, intelligence and political officials for a comprehensive view of a world of new vulnerabilities.
Increasing fear mounts over how cyber attack and influence operations may affect the 2020 U.S. election, vulnerable power grids, America’s nuclear weapons arsenal, and the global networks that are the backbone of private enterprise.
It also explores how the U.S. government is struggling to defend itself from cyber attacks while simultaneously stockpiling and using the world’s most powerful offensive cyber arsenal.
The Perfect Weapon, Premiere, Friday, October 16, 8/7c, HBO