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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


Time is not on the side of the defender in cyberspace. Threat actors are not limited by laws or compliance requirements; they have no bounds on the ways in which they might operate and innovate to beat the good guys. For them, everything and everyone is a potential asset for exploitation. The longer that enterprises and governments wait to update their defenses and embrace new optimal infrastructures and tactics to combat these coming threats, the worse things will get. Adversaries at both the nation state level and in cyber-criminal groups are just as innovative, in some cases more so, than defenders. Each new device, user, account, or technology that is offered to the market becomes an additional weapon that can be used for malicious purposes.

In the next chapter, we'll focus upon one of the emerging trends that we mentioned in this chapter. We'll take a look at the potential for threat actors to utilize social media in order to influence opinion in order...