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Cyber Warfare – Truth, Tactics, and Strategies

By : Dr. Chase Cunningham
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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

Impact from failure

Apart from causing substantial economic loss to businesses and monetary systems, cyber warfare can harm critical national infrastructure in a variety of ways. In one way, cyber warfare can affect the delivery of essential services to the populace. This has been shown with cyber attacks against electrical grids and the healthcare sector over the past decade. Second, there is the potential to cause physical damage. This was demonstrated by the Stuxnet attack against Iran a decade ago. Cyber warfare tactics may affect the delivery of healthcare as well.

Compromising healthcare

As healthcare sectors continue to move toward increased digitization and interconnectivity, the likelihood of this type of action becomes more real on an almost daily basis. New medical devices are now almost categorically connected to a hospital's information technology system to enable automatic actions and help with healthcare insurance filing, and to enhance patient...