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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

What this book covers

Chapter 1: A Brief History of Cyber Threats and the Emergence of the APT Designator – This chapter will dive into the real history of cyber threats and their emergence in the space and provide some background on nation state APT designations.

Chapter 2: The Perimeter Is Dead – In this chapter, we'll go through all the intricacies and details that prove that the perimeter-based model of security failed years ago.

Chapter 3: Emerging Tactics and Trends – What Is Coming? – This chapter will be a journey down the rabbit hole into the future of cyber warfare tools and tactics and will provide examples of the new trends in this ever evolving space.

Chapter 4: Influence Attacks – Using Social Media Platforms for Malicious Purposes – In this chapter, we will cover the ways in which social media and influence can be weaponized for cyber warfare tactics.

Chapter 5: DeepFakes and AI/ML in Cyber Security – In this chapter, you will learn about the reality of AI and ML in cyber security and delve into the practical applications of these often-misunderstood technologies.

Chapter 6: Advanced Campaigns in Cyber Warfare – In this chapter, we will get into the types of attack campaigns and their real-world implications.

Chapter 7: Strategic Planning for Future Cyber Warfare – In this chapter, we will break down the specifics around how to better plan for cyber warfare and why strategy matters in digital combat.

Chapter 8: Cyber Warfare Strategic Innovations and Force Multipliers – This chapter is going to provide specific examples of what tools and technologies there are on the market that can help exponentially increase an organizations defensive posture.

Chapter 9: Bracing for Impact – In this chapter, you will be offered examples of how to apply tooling, tactics, and strategies to brace for the impact of a cyber attack and ways in which your organization can better respond when things go awry.

Chapter 10: Survivability in Cyber Warfare and Potential Impacts for Failure – In this chapter, we will cover essential ideas for defensive strategic planning and provide real-world examples of what may happen when cyber warfare tactics go big.

Appendix: Major Cyber Incidents Throughout 2019 – A list of recent major cyber incidents throughout 2019, categorized by the class of attack, as presented in Chapter 6.