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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

Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth

At the start of this chapter, we considered a well-known quotation from General Eisenhower. Another famous quotation that could be applied in the context of strategy comes from Mike Tyson, the former world heavyweight champion: "Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." In other words, there is a benefit to having a plan, and there is merit to preparation, but ultimately it comes down to how you respond once you take that first vicious hit. In cyber warfare, this is just as true. Through the massive data breaches and nation state compromises in recent history, we have all been collectively punched in the mouth, and in many instances, knocked to the canvas. What matters now is how we leverage the knowledge we gained from getting smashed and respond intelligently to try and fix the problem. In boxing terms, we need to learn to dodge and counter.

As has been discussed, past approaches to cyber...