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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 global perimeter falls

Another example of how the technical alignment of the perimeter-based model helps proliferate exploitation and is woefully ineffective at combatting current threat actions comes from an analysis of what happened to the shipping giant Maersk.

In 2017, a Ukrainian company with software used for accounting – the Linkos group – was operating as normal. Unbeknownst to the IT leaders and users at this company, the servers that were connected to hundreds of clients and responsible for updating their accounting software were the launching point for the initial proliferation of the NotPetya ransomware attack.

The Linkos group, which did nothing "wrong" other than be located in a country that was actively being targeted by the military wing of the cyber operations branch of the Russian government, had been the victim of months of covert exploitation conducted to gain a military advantage in the region.

The Russian cyber warfare...