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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

False flags corrupt campaign attribution in cyberspace

In any other area of warfare, there is typically a somewhat systematic series of escalations that occur as a conflict emerges. Most experts in the field refer to this activity as "climbing the escalation ladder."

Usually, this is predicated on a series of ever-increasing actions by adversaries and enemies that engage in a back-and-forth tit-for-tat campaign of actions. Typical stages in this series are as follows:

  • Pre-crisis, diplomatic maneuvering, gesturing
  • Military signaling, testing, and displaying of weapons and capabilities
  • Selective mobilization of forces, further displays of capabilities (saber-rattling)
  • Covert actions against the adversary (intelligence collection and/or clandestine activities)
  • Pre-positioning of assets
  • Limited escalation of engagement
  • Selective strikes
  • Full engagement (war)

While there can, of course, be a variety of differing "ladders&quot...