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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

DDoS reaches weapons-grade refinement

Denial of service (DoS) attacks, or distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, are not new to the realm of cyber security. DDoS attacks have been active in the cyber security realm since 1999, when a computer at the University of Minnesota was attacked by a group of roughly 100 machines that were infected with a piece of malware known as Trin00 (MIT Technology Review, 2019). That bit of malicious code caused those disparate machines, all running on separate networks, to coordinate sending large amounts of packetized data traffic toward that university endpoint, resulting in a network crash.

It took university administrators a few days to get the systems and the university network back online – not exactly an end-of-days attack, but it would be an early indicator of what was to come. In the months that followed that attack, cyber-criminal operators and nation-states took on that attack strategy and began to leverage openly available...