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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

Offensive tooling and strategic enablers

Just as there are defensive tools and strategic enabling technologies, there are also offensive solutions and tools that are available. As with any good offensive strategy in warfare, the need for intelligence collection and selective targeting is ever present. In cyberspace, and in cyber warfare specifically, the need to gather and collate effective data that can be used to plot the exploitation actions is even more present than in traditional warfare. With so many possible targets and such a vast possible target area, it is critical for an attacker to vector in carefully on potential avenues of compromise.

Why kill the password?

As detailed in past chapters, one of the most readily available avenues of exploitation is via the password. There have been literally billions of compromised usernames and passwords that have been stolen in past exploits. Thanks to that, the reality is that any good threat actor should first seek out those...