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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

Ransomware goes mobile

Security experts have been warning the industry and the public for years that smartphones are the next big target that is due for a major cyberattack. Much like how attacks on PCs became commonplace back in the 1990s, in the coming decade, mobile phones are the next most likely target. They are generally unprotected by antivirus software, usually unmanaged, excessively powerful, and contain massive amounts of valuable information. Targeted phishing combined with ransomware as a means of exploiting the target is the most likely combination of threat tactics that will be employed.

Indications that this scenario will play out in this manner have already emerged. In the summer of 2014, a large number of user's mobile devices, iPads, and iPhones, located in Australia and the UK, reported that they had been subject to a mobile device attack that held their Apple devices and accounts hostage until they paid a $100 ransom.

iPhone Ransomware Lock Screen

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