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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

Influencing the influencers

Singular tweets and postings are not scalable and will not reach a wide-enough audience to influence any action or outcome. In order to gain virality and appear as if the message is worthy of further views and, ultimately, promote the narrative, it is necessary to have an influencer push the narrative into the public view.

The goal of any troll or Twitter operation is ultimately to get the message retweeted or reposted by an influencer with a massive following. Once that occurs, this is when the message will attain widespread dispersion and the message's veracity will increase.

In 2017, the US House Intelligence Committee publicly released the Twitter handles of over 2,700 handles that were directly tied to the Intelligence Research Agency (IRA), a Russian intelligence agency-linked firm. Within those names and handles were hundreds of viral Twitter accounts that had directly targeted over 3,000 global news agencies and had been noted as directly...