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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

The Perimeter Is Dead

For the past 30-plus years, the overarching plan to secure networks and digital infrastructure was one that was predicated on the concept of perimeter-based security. Most organizations across the globe subscribed to the concept and plan that if the walls were high enough and the outward boundaries of the network were hard enough, then the enemy would not be able to "get in." Entire global architectures have been built and deployed to leverage that concept and billions of dollars have been spent to engage in "defense in depth" and the "castle and moat" methodology of security. It has all been for naught.

The perimeter-based model of security has categorically failed to keep pace with the evolution of the internet, the proliferation of devices and accesses, and the explosion of cloud computing and an increasingly mobile and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) workforce. There is no perimeter anymore. The moment a user can...