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Cyber Warfare – Truth, Tactics, and Strategies

By : Dr. Chase Cunningham
Book Image

Cyber Warfare – Truth, Tactics, and Strategies

By: Dr. Chase Cunningham

Overview of this book

The era of cyber warfare is now upon us. What we do now and how we determine what we will do in the future is the difference between whether our businesses live or die and whether our digital self survives the digital battlefield. Cyber Warfare – Truth, Tactics, and Strategies takes you on a journey through the myriad of cyber attacks and threats that are present in a world powered by AI, big data, autonomous vehicles, drones video, and social media. Dr. Chase Cunningham uses his military background to provide you with a unique perspective on cyber security and warfare. Moving away from a reactive stance to one that is forward-looking, he aims to prepare people and organizations to better defend themselves in a world where there are no borders or perimeters. He demonstrates how the cyber landscape is growing infinitely more complex and is continuously evolving at the speed of light. The book not only covers cyber warfare, but it also looks at the political, cultural, and geographical influences that pertain to these attack methods and helps you understand the motivation and impacts that are likely in each scenario. Cyber Warfare – Truth, Tactics, and Strategies is as real-life and up-to-date as cyber can possibly be, with examples of actual attacks and defense techniques, tools. and strategies presented for you to learn how to think about defending your own systems and data.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
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Appendix – Major Cyber Incidents Throughout 2019

Confusion in cyber defense

In more recent history, the definition of cyber threat and any attempt to systematically or intelligently further demarcate the differences between what constitutes a cyber threat has become difficult at best. Consider the use of malware in relation to cyber security and cyber threats. While malware is certainly considered a subset of a cyber threat issue, it is not by itself an identifying term. Typically, research and academic work within the cyber field now discuss malware as a piece of the cyber problem, and any research or discussion of the malware term breaks down into an immediate classification of the malware type itself. Additionally, terms and definitions, such as social engineering and exploitation, have become a piece of the collective definition of cyber threat research.

They are not typically considered as specific corollaries to any set of cyber threat groups or certain operations. These terms and their uses, within cyber research, evolve on a nearly daily basis and have become more a study of tying specific cyber actions or operations to a group of cyber threats, instead of the collective research determining with any specificity what certain terms can be tied to which cyber threat. It is the language equivalent of trying to catch rain in one's hand; the medium simply moves too quickly and is reformed according to its own whims.