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Introduction to cyber-warfare : a multidisciplinary approach

Author: Paulo Shakarian; Jana Shakarian; Andrew Ruef
Publisher: Amsterdam [Netherlands] : Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, an imprint of Elsevier, [2013]
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Cyber Warfare conducted by organizations such as Anonymous and LulzSec and by nation states such as China, China, India, Iran, North Korea and the United States (Stuxnet) has become a global problem threatening governments, corporations and individuals. According to a recent analysis the global market for Cyber Warfare consulting, product development and protective services will reach a value of $15.9 billion in  Read more...
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Case studies
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Shakarian, Paulo.
Introduction to cyber-warfare.
Amsterdam [Netherlands] : Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, an imprint of Elsevier, [2013]
(DLC) 2013014772
(OCoLC)843025546
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paulo Shakarian; Jana Shakarian; Andrew Ruef
ISBN: 9780124079267 0124079261
OCLC Number: 846492852
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 318 pages)
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Cyber Warfare: Here and Now --
What Is Cyber War? --
Is Cyber War a Credible Threat? --
Attribution, Deception, and Intelligence --
Information Assurance --
I. Cyber Attack --
2. Political Cyber Attack Comes of Age in 2007 --
Reliance on Information as a Vulnerability --
Rudimentary but Effective: Denial of Service --
Leaving Unwanted Messages: Web Site Defacement --
Tools for Denial of Service --
The Difficulty of Assigning Blame: Why Attribution Is Tough in a DDoS Attack --
Estonia Is Hit by Cyber Attacks --
General Response to DDoS --
Summary --
Suggested Further Reading --
3. How Cyber Attacks Augmented Russian Military Operations --
The 2008 Russian Cyber Campaign Against Georgia --
What Is Interesting About the Russian Cyber Campaign --
Preparing for a Cyber-Capable Adversary --
Summary --
Suggested Further Reading --
4. When Who Tells the Best Story Wins: Cyber and Information Operations in the Middle East --
Hijacking Noncombatant Civilian IP Addresses to Help the War Effort: The Israel-Hezbollah "July War" of 2006 --
Civilians in the Cyber Melee: Operation Cast Lead --
Summary --
Suggested Further Reading --
5. Limiting Free Speech on the Internet: Cyber Attack Against Internal Dissidents in Iran and Russia --
DDoS as a Censorship Tool: Why Dissident Groups Are Inherently Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks --
Silencing Novaya Gazeta and Other Russian Dissidents --
Iran --
How the 2009 Elections Led to Aggressive Cyber Operations --
Summary --
6. Cyber Attacks by Nonstate Hacking Groups: The Case of Anonymous and Its Affiliates --
"Chaotic" Beginnings: The Chaos Computer Club; CCC --
The Roots of the Anon --
4chan, 7chan, and Other Message Boards --
How We Are Influenced by 4chan: Memes --
Anonymous --
On Image, Structure, and Motivation --
Anonymous --
External Connections and Spin Offs --
Your Security Is a Joke: LulzSec --
Anonymous' Modus Operandi --
Targeting Governments, Corporations, and Individuals: Notable Hacks on Anonymous --
Software for the Legion: Anonymous Products --
Summary --
Suggested Further Reading --
II. Cyber Espionage And Exploitation --
7. Enter the Dragon: Why Cyber Espionage Against Militaries, Dissidents, and Nondefense Corporations Is a Key Component of Chinese Cyber Strategy --
Introduction --
Why Cyber Espionage Is Important to China: A Look at Chinese Cyber Doctrine --
Leveraging Resources Beyond the Military: The Cyber Warriors of China --
Stealing Information from the U.S. Industrial-Military Complex: Titan Rain --
Cyber War Against the Corporate World: A Case Study of Cyber Intrusion Attributed to China --
Monitoring Dissidents: GhOstNet --
Using Legitimate Web Sites for Data Exfiltration: The Shadow Network --
Cyber War Through Intellectual Property Theft: Operation Aurora --
An Example of the Current State of the Art: Sykipot --
Summary --
Suggested Further Reading --
8. Duqu, Flame, Gauss, the Next Generation of Cyber Exploitation --
Introduction --
Kernel Mode Rootkits --
Vulnerabilities in the Operating System --
Stolen Keying Material --
Commonalities Between Stuxnet and Duqu --
Information-Stealing Trojans --
The Geography of Duqu --
TDL3 and Other Malware --
Object-Oriented Malware: Stuxnet, Duqu, Flame, and Gauss --
Summary --
Suggested Further Reading --
9. Losing Trust in Your Friends: Social Network Exploitation --
Introduction --
Do You Really Know All Your LinkedIn Connections? Imposters in Social Networks --
Designing Common Knowledge: Influencing a Social Network --
Summary --
Suggested Further Reading --
10. How Iraqi Insurgents Watched U.S. Predator Video --
Information Theft on the Tactical Battlefield --
Introduction --
The Predator UAV --
Hacking the Predator Feed --
Summary --
Suggested Further Reading --
III. Cyber Operations For Infrastructure Attack --
11. Cyber Warfare Against Industry --
Introduction --
Industrial Control Systems: Critical Infrastructure for Modern Nations --
Information Technology vs. Industrial Control Systems: Why Traditional Infosec Practices May Not Apply --
How Real-World Dependencies Can Magnify an Attack: Infrastructure Attacks and Network Topology --
How a Cyber Attack Led to Water Contamination The Maroochy Water Breach --
Summary --
Suggested Further Reading --
12. Can Cyber. Warfare Leave a Nation in the Dark? Cyber Attacks Against Electrical Infrastructure --
Introduction --
Cyber Attacks Directed Against Power Grids --
Destroying a Generator with a Cyber Attack: The Aurora Test --
Taking the Power Grid Offline with Minimal Effort: Attacks Leveraging Network Topology --
Summary --
Suggested Further Reading --
13. Attacking Iranian Nuclear Facilities: Stuxnet --
Introduction --
The Alleged Target: The Natanz Fuel Enrichment Facility --
How Stuxnet Targets Industrial Control Systems --
Stuxnet Successfully Targets the Natanz Fuel Enrichment Plant --
Stuxnet Is a Significant Advancement in Malware --
Stuxnet Invalidates Several Security Assumptions --
Implications for the Future --
Summary --
Suggested Further Reading --
Conclusion and the Future of Cyber-Warfare.
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