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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

#Hashtag or ammunition?

A very applicable and interesting example of how the simple targeted use of social media can be leveraged by a nation state actor is in the form of the #DraftOurDaughters hashtag trend during the 2016 presidential election. The premise for the creation of the hashtag was somewhat bounded in truth. The Hillary Clinton campaign had a very early iteration of a possible social media campaign wherein they were working to champion a potential Clinton campaign initiative that would advocate for women of the appropriate age to register for the US Selective Service Program. The potential social media campaign never actually came to pass. It was abandoned quickly as it was thought to be too divisive.

However, within the pseudo-underground channels of 4Chan, the narrative that hackers had compromised the Clinton campaign server, which hosted their working campaign messages, was spread (Lacapria, 2016). Affiliated users and groups that were known to be in direct opposition...