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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

Authentication methods failed

The password: the single most prolific means of authentication for enterprises, users, and almost any system on the planet is the lynchpin of failed security in cyberspace. Almost everything uses a password at some stage. Basically, every application that is used, as well as every VPN, and even every machine on the planet uses a password for its means of authentication, as do administrative tools and internetwork shares and firewall systems. Everything, everywhere, has a password.

While that seems like a relatively simple and useful means of implementing security via authentication, passwords are only secure if they stay unknown to those who aren't the user of that password.

Over the past half-decade, almost every major instance of repository for usernames and passwords has been breached at one time or another. In 2019, an independent researcher released a list of over 700 million known breached emails and usernames that could...