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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

Even compliant organizations' perimeters fail

The Equifax breach offers yet another case study in the dissolution and ineffective nature of the current state of security practices for enterprises. Even those that have spent millions on security and are fully aware of both the location of and the implications of their data security plans will fail epically when any instance of weakness is found in their perimeter-based security model.

Consider the technical and managerial aspects of the Equifax breach. The company had a large budget for their security team, all required and compliance mandated solutions were in place, and broad scope security monitoring and analytics were in place. And yet the entirety of the data repositories for the company, and more than 140 million Americans and over 800,000 UK citizens, was exploited over the course of a near year-long incursion.

The initial impetus for the infection occurred thanks to a vulnerability in the public-facing...