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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


The goal of these new attack campaigns is not just to twist the narrative on any singular particular topic; it is to use the topic and the inherent shared nature of social media to not only spread false or misleading information but also include misdirection and malware links within the narrative itself to spread exploitation.

In other words, the goal of the new type of attack campaigns that are present today and in the future is to overtly try to spread fake news and confuse a target population as to what is the truth. Additionally, it is also to use the reactions, shares, trends, and influencer capabilities of these platforms to spread technical exploitation. This is altogether a much easier way for the malicious actors, especially nation state agents and operators who have coordinated activities and deep funding capabilities behind them, to increase the likelihood that their exploits are interacted with and ultimately activated.

This campaign method is much broader...