Cyber Warfare: Techniques, Tactics and Tools for Security Practitioners

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Elsevier, Jul 13, 2011 - Computers - 320 pages

Cyber Warfare Techniques, Tactics and Tools for Security Practitioners provides a comprehensive look at how and why digital warfare is waged. This book explores the participants, battlefields, and the tools and techniques used during today's digital conflicts. The concepts discussed will give students of information security a better idea of how cyber conflicts are carried out now, how they will change in the future, and how to detect and defend against espionage, hacktivism, insider threats and non-state actors such as organized criminals and terrorists.

Every one of our systems is under attack from multiple vectors - our defenses must be ready all the time and our alert systems must detect the threats every time. This book provides concrete examples and real-world guidance on how to identify and defend a network against malicious attacks. It considers relevant technical and factual information from an insider's point of view, as well as the ethics, laws and consequences of cyber war and how computer criminal law may change as a result. Starting with a definition of cyber warfare, the book’s 15 chapters discuss the following topics: the cyberspace battlefield; cyber doctrine; cyber warriors; logical, physical, and psychological weapons; computer network exploitation; computer network attack and defense; non-state actors in computer network operations; legal system impacts; ethics in cyber warfare; cyberspace challenges; and the future of cyber war.

This book is a valuable resource to those involved in cyber warfare activities, including policymakers, penetration testers, security professionals, network and systems administrators, and college instructors. The information provided on cyber tactics and attacks can also be used to assist in developing improved and more efficient procedures and technical defenses. Managers will find the text useful in improving the overall risk management strategies for their organizations.

  • Provides concrete examples and real-world guidance on how to identify and defend your network against malicious attacks
  • Dives deeply into relevant technical and factual information from an insider's point of view
  • Details the ethics, laws and consequences of cyber war and how computer criminal law may change as a result
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 What is Cyber Warfare?
1
Chapter 2 The Cyberspace Battlefield
19
Chapter 3 Cyber Doctrine
37
Chapter 4 Cyber Warriors
61
Chapter 5 Logical Weapons
83
Chapter 6 Physical Weapons
119
Chapter 7 Psychological Weapons
139
Chapter 8 Computer Network Exploitation
155
Chapter 10 Computer Network Defense
179
Chapter 11 NonState Actors in Computer Network Operations
193
Chapter 12 Legal System Impacts
207
Chapter 13 Ethics
225
Chapter 14 Cyberspace Challenges
239
Chapter 15 The Future of Cyber War
257
Cyber Timeline
273
Index
277

Chapter 9 Computer Network Attack
167

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About the author (2011)

Jason Andress (CISSP, ISSAP, CISM, GPEN) is a seasoned security professional with a depth of experience in both the academic and business worlds. Presently he carries out information security oversight duties, performing penetration testing, risk assessment, and compliance functions to ensure that critical assets are protected. Jason has taught undergraduate and graduate security courses since 2005 and holds a doctorate in computer science, researching in the area of data protection. He has authored several publications and books, writing on topics including data security, network security, penetration testing, and digital forensics.

Steve Winterfeld (CISSP, PMP, SANS GSEC, Six Sigma) has a strong technical and leadership background in Cybersecurity, Military Intelligence, Certification & Accreditation (C&A), Simulations and Project Management.

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