Inside Cyber Warfare: Mapping the Cyber Underworld

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Dec 9, 2011 - Computers - 318 pages

When the Stuxnet computer worm damaged the Iranian nuclear program in 2010, the public got a small glimpse into modern cyber warfare—without truly realizing the scope of this global conflict. Inside Cyber Warfare provides fascinating and disturbing details on how nations, groups, and individuals throughout the world increasingly rely on Internet attacks to gain military, political, and economic advantages over their adversaries.

This updated second edition takes a detailed look at the complex domain of cyberspace, and the players and strategies involved. You’ll discover how sophisticated hackers working on behalf of states or organized crime patiently play a high-stakes game that could target anyone, regardless of affiliation or nationality.

  • Discover how Russian investment in social networks benefits the Kremlin
  • Learn the role of social networks in fomenting revolution in the Middle East and Northern Africa
  • Explore the rise of anarchist groups such as Anonymous and LulzSec
  • Look inside cyber warfare capabilities of nations including China and Israel
  • Understand how the U.S. can legally engage in covert cyber operations
  • Learn how the Intellectual Property war has become the primary focus of state-sponsored cyber operations

Jeffrey Carr, the founder and CEO of Taia Global, Inc., is a cyber intelligence expert and consultant who specializes in the investigation of cyber attacks against governments and infrastructures by state and non-state hackers.


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Chapter 1 Assessing the Problem
Chapter 2 The Rise of the Nonstate Hacker
Chapter 3 The Legal Status of Cyber Warfare
Chapter 4 Responding to International Cyber Attacks as Acts of War
Chapter 5 The Intelligence Component to Cyber Warfare
Chapter 6 Nonstate Hackers and the Social Web
Chapter 7 Follow the Money
Chapter 8 Organized Crime in Cyberspace
Chapter 11 The Role of Cyber in Military Doctrine
Chapter 12 A Cyber Early Warning Model
Chapter 13 Advice for Policymakers from the Field
Chapter 14 Conducting Operations in the CyberSpaceTime Continuum
Information Warfare Framework
Chapter 16 Cyber Warfare Capabilities by NationState
Chapter 17 US Department of Defense Cyber Command and Organizational Structure
A Legal Framework for Covert Countermeasures

Chapter 9 Investigating Attribution
Chapter 10 Weaponizing Malware

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Jeffrey Carr (CEO, Taia Global, Inc.) is the author of "Inside Cyber Warfare: Mapping the Cyber Underworld" (O'Reilly Media 2009) and the founder and CEO of Taia Global, Inc., a boutique security consulting firm for Global 2000 companies. His book has been endorsed by General Chilton, former Commander USSTRATCOM and he has had the privilege of speaking at the US Army War College, Air Force Institute of Technology, Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Study Group and at over 60 conferences and seminars. His firm provides specialized cybersecurity services to a select group of companies and their executives in the defense, technology, and communication sectors world-wide.

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