Cyber Warfare: Techniques, Tactics and Tools for Security Practitioners

Book Description

Cyber Warfare explores the battlefields, participants and the tools and techniques used during today's conflicts. The concepts discussed in this book will give those involved in information security at all levels a better 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 like 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.

  • 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 criminal may change as a result

Cyber Warfare explores the battlefields, participants and the tools and techniques used during today's digital conflicts. The concepts discussed in this book will give those involved in information security at all levels 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 like 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.

  • 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

Amazon Exclusive: Notes from Steve Winterfeld and Jason Andress, Authors of Cyber Warfare: Techniques, Tactics and Tools for Security Practitioners

Although we have not had a cyber event that has motivated a country western song, there has been a major uptick in activity recently.

  • According to The Wall Street Journal, the Pentagon has announced that cyber attacks can be considered an act of war.
  • The Washington Post has published a DoD list of cyber weapons.
  • Major Defense contractors (Lockeed Martin, Northrop Grumman) as well as RSA were hacked by the Advanced Persistent Threat (state-sponsored threat most often associated with China).
  • Sony, the Public Broadcast System (PBS) and others have been hacked by Anonymous (a caused-based hackavist group). NATO talks about this group as a concern in a report to the General Assembly of the United Nations.
  • The U.S. President issued his International Strategy for Cyberspace and his Cybersecurity Legislative Proposal.
  • China has openly admitted to standing up a “cyber blue team.”
  • CNBC has aired a special titled “ Wars,” covering the expanding threats we face.

It seems like a week doesn’t go by without a cyber story on the front page. We wrote Cyber Warfare: Techniques, Tactics and Tools for Security Practitioners to help put these individual events in context as part of a larger environment with individual, organizational and national actors.

Top Documents to Read Related to Cyber Warfare

  1. Cyberspace Policy Review: Assuring a Trusted and Resilient Information and Communications Infrastructure; Melissa Hathaway (May 2009)
  2. Joint Terminology for Cyberspace Operations from Joint Staff (November, 2010)
  3. Memorandum of Agreement Between the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense Regarding Cybersecurity by Janet Napolitano and Robert Gates (October 2010)
  4. Capability of the People's Republic of China to Conduct Cyber Warfare and Computer Network Exploitation for US-China Economic and Security Review Commission (October 2009)
  5. Global Energy Cyber attacks: “Night Dragon” By McAfee® Foundstone® outlining efforts to infiltrate Energy Sector (February 2011)
  6. Grey Goose report reviewing cyber warfare as part of Russia’s attack on Georgia (January 2010)
  7. Tracking GhostNet : Investigating a Cyber Espionage Network (March 2009)

Key Related Documents Published After Cyber Warfare Went to Press:

  1. Cybersecurity Two Years Later By CSIS Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency (January 31, 2011)
  2. Cybersecurity Proposed Legislation; The White House (May 12, 2011)
  3. International Strategy for Cyberspace; The White House (May, 2011)
  4. Department of Defense Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace; Department of Defense (July 2011)

Great Annual Reports to Keep Up With:

  1. The Top Cyber Security Risks by SANS
  2. 2010/2011 Computer Crime and Security Survey (15th Annual) by Computer Security Institute
  3. Ponemon Institute Annual Study: Cost of a Data Breach
  4. Symantec Global Internet Security Threat Reports
  5. Verizon Annual Data Breach Investigations Report

Book Details

  • Title: Cyber Warfare: Techniques, Tactics and Tools for Security Practitioners
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 320 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2011-06-01
  • ISBN-10: 1597496375
  • ISBN-13: 9781597496377
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