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Cyber Warfare – Truth, Tactics, and Strategies

By : Dr. Chase Cunningham
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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

Defensive tooling and strategic enablers

When it comes to defending an organization from future related attack vectors, there is a requirement that the defender changes their way of thinking in order to better prepare for what might be heading their way. The old paradigm of simply trying to predictively stay ahead of the threat by using anti-virus tooling, or having segmented VLANs that are bound by firewalls, is no longer sufficient.

Attack tooling and threat vectors have proven these outdated approaches to be ineffective, and to continue to try and defend anything with approaches and tools that have proven insufficient is tantamount to madness. Changing the way in which one plans for coming attacks, and using newer, more innovative solutions that operate in the way infrastructure, users, and the ever-changing workforce are evolving, is not optional: it is the only way to have any chance at survival.

In order to understand how best to defend something, one must first...