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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

A scenario detailing holes in the model

Consider the following scenario. A user who works from home and has administrative rights on their machine (as most do, especially when it is their own personal device) allows their child to use that device because they need it for homework. The little tyke jumps on their parent's overly powerful, overly app-heavy, non-managed device and, instead of going to a safe homework site, they maneuver to what they thought was a seemingly innocuous site that they heard about at school.

This young user wants to see whatever this site has to offer, but in order to do that they must download a plugin on their parent's browser and an app that the site says they need to use the content on the site (remember the child can execute this operation because they have administrative privileges on this machine) – so they do.

Everything on the site works fine, no malware alerts are noted (because the malware they downloaded is new and has no...