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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

Cyber combat is changing

The ability to command and manipulate trends and influences in social media requires few technical resources and minimal ability. Nation state and non-state actors and cyber threat groups can access streams of online data that is readily available within social media to discover points of influence of networked users within a target environment or nation. This means that now, instead of being forced to work to attack the military, infrastructure, or potentially better defended assets, cyber threat groups can now target the general population of a society.

By doing this, they can inflict specific influence on that target group's beliefs, thoughts, and even behaviors. Because of the interconnected nature of users and the public within social media platforms, the ability to spread disinformation and fear is exponentially increased, literally at the speed of a "like."

The evolution of social media into a tool of cyber warfare is not surprising...