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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

Cyber warfare campaigns

Warfare operations are not typically singular events. Nor are they usually composed of one-off engagements between adversaries. In nearly every instance throughout history, when opponents engaged one another in combat, the actual fighting was the culmination of a long series of interactions and provocations. In cyber warfare, this is often even more true.

Consider that in cyber warfare campaigns it is often more imperative that the adversaries spend exponentially more time analyzing, researching, and planning or plotting their actions compared to performing those actions. Often, this comes in the form of a series of reconnaissance actions that start with network and technical asset discovery and mapping. Typically, this is not much more than Nmap scanning or using vulnerability mapping tools to begin to plot the follow-on actions on a target. That activity is most often followed by building, modifying, or constructing the specific technical aspects...