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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

Governments' perimeters fail

Even governments can fall victim to the scourge of this failed approach to security. The US Office of Personnel Management, or OPM, is one of the most critical agencies within the US Federal system. This entity is basically responsible for housing the total collection of all human resource records for every person that is employed by the US Federal Government. This includes millions of current and past Federal employees' and military members' personal information, as well as the results and data for every security clearance investigation that is used by the DoD to validate access for its most secretive agencies and programs. One would think that with this type of data, and knowing the extreme value of this data, the agency would be one of the most secure within the DoD. Not so.

As with Equifax and Maersk, the OPM breach was architected from the start, decades ago in OPM's case, to be unprepared, and built to fail should...