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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

When the nature of combat demands a change in strategy

In 2003, the US military deployed its combined might – all of it – to invade and "liberate" the nation of Iraq. The goal was to remove the dictator Saddam Hussein from power and eliminate the Ba'ath party that had dominated the country for decades. While the veracity of the claims that motivated this offensive, and potential ulterior intents, will be debated for years, the fact remains that there was a war effort launched to enter a sovereign nation, remove its leadership, and transition the populace to a new and different way of living.

In April of that year, the US and its allied forces launched an all-out offensive to invade Iraq. As had been done for the last 100 years or more of US military engagements, the Army mobilized on the ground after a selective bombardment had taken place and the airspace over the country had been dominated. In less than a week, nearly...