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Cyber Warfare – Truth, Tactics, and Strategies

By : Dr. Chase Cunningham
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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

You can't fix stupid, or evil

In a perfect world, no human would ever touch a network. Machines would do everything and humans would simply benefit from those interactions. Machines operate logically and solely with a focus on function. They aren't easily tricked and are not typically open to influence via social means. But, for the time being, we don't live in that science fiction world where machines do everything for us. We still have users, and those users touch our networks, and their actions and issues introduce avenues of exploitation that can cripple what might have been a secure network. We must consider the following:

  • The most secure network is the one that no human ever touches. The second that a human puts their fingers onto a keyboard, the threat of compromise via human means, social engineering, phishing, and other standard methods becomes a reality. While technology is relatively binary in nature, humans are not. We are open to influence, fear...