There Will Be Cyberwar

How the Move to Network-Centric War Fighting Has Set the Stage for Cyberwar
Author: Richard Stiennon
Publisher: It-Harvest Press
ISBN: 9780985460785
Page: 176
View: 8564
The move on the part of the US military, which began in 1996, to Network-Centric Warfare (NCW), meant the combination of sensor grids, C&C grids, and precision targeting to increase speed to command, and represented a military offset. Along with networking comes exposure to cyber attacks, attacks that will be used in future wars.

Should There Be Rules Regarding the Rise of Cyber-Warfare Techniques by Rival Nations

Author: Paul Sisler
Publisher: Paul Sisler
Page: 36
View: 531
This paper will try to answer this question, posed by the title. But, we want to start with the idea that cyber-warfare may be construed to be more than it is. The psychological effects of cyber-warfare may be greater than the real issue, particularly as its interpreted by the media. Another question that comes up is how do we begin to examine a question of law, where little information exists? Now that we’re in the 21st century, it’s long overdue to fully examine this issue. Although, more than a decade has passed since discussion of this issue began, there are still many questions. What if this thought, this idea, is being “psychologically built” into the minds of people; manipulation? What happens when it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy? I think it’s important to begin any discussion of this type with a “what do you mean by attitude”. In other words, for us to provide a positive communication environment it’s important that we begin by defining certain terms. Let’s begin with cyberspace. What is cyberspace? What is, in fact, the meaning of this space? And if cyberspace can really be understood as space, what its resultant role of architecture in this still largely unknown realm? Is all reality then necessarily becoming virtual reality? Who are the architects of cyberspace, and which designing principles should they follow? And if there are really architects involved, why are the contemporary examples of virtual reality environments nowadays then still characterized as banal? Moreover, what does it actually mean to design cyberspace? Which urban metaphors are implemented in the virtual realm, so that in some way familiar notions become apparent in this abstract and technological world? Is cyberspace a novel departure or an extension – perhaps the final extension – of the trajectory of abstraction and dematerialization that has characterized so much modern art, architecture and human experience?

Security, Technology and Global Politics

Thinking with Virilio
Author: Mark Lacy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135129614
Category: Political Science
Page: 168
View: 8842
This book analyses some of the key problems explored in Paul Virilio’s theorising on war and security. Paul Virilio has developed a provocative series of writings on how modern societies have shaped the acceleration of military/security technologies – and how technologies of security and acceleration have transformed society, economy and politics. His examination of the connections between geopolitics, war, speed, technology and control are viewed as some of the most challenging and disturbing interventions on the politics of security in the twenty-first century, interventions that help us understand a world that confronts problems that increasingly emerge from the desire to make life safer, faster, networked and more efficient. Security, Technology and Global Politics examines some of the key concepts and concerns in Virilio’s writings on security, society and technology: endo-colonization, fear and the war on terror; cities and panic; cinema and war; ecological security and integral accidents; universities and ideas of progress. Critics often point to an apocalyptic or fatalistic element to Virilio’s writings on global politics, but this book challenges this apocalyptic reading of Virilio’s work, suggesting that – while he doesn’t provide us with easy solutions to the problems we face – the political force in Virilio’s work comes from the questions he leaves us with about speed, security and global politics in times of crisis, terror and fear. This book will be of interest to students of critical security studies, political theory, sociology, political geography, cultural studies and IR in general.


What Everyone Needs to Know
Author: Peter W. Singer,Allan Friedman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199918112
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 306
View: 7995
An authoritative, single-volume introduction to cybersecurity addresses topics ranging from phishing and electrical-grid takedowns to cybercrime and online freedom, sharing illustrative anecdotes to explain how cyberspace security works and what everyday people can do to protect themselves. Simultaneous.

Die Kunst des Vertrauens

Author: Bruce Schneier
Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 3826692160
Page: 464
View: 302
In dieser brillanten Abhandlung, die mit philosophischen, vor allem spieltheoretischen Überlegungen ebenso zu überzeugen weiß wie mit fundierten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen aus der Soziologie, Biologie und Anthroplogie, geht der IT-Sicherheitsexperte Bruce Schneier der Frage nach: Wieviel Vertrauen (der Individuen untereinander) braucht eine lebendige, fortschrittsorientierte Gesellschaft und wieviel Vertrauensbruch darf bzw. muss sie sich leisten?


The Anatomy of the Global Security Threat
Author: J. Richards
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137399627
Category: Political Science
Page: 99
View: 5246
Cyber-War provides a critical assessment of current debates around the likelihood and impact of cyber warfare. Approaching the subject from a socio-political angle, it argues that destructive cyber war has not yet been seen, but could be a feature of future conflict.

Deterring Cyber Warfare

Bolstering Strategic Stability in Cyberspace
Author: Brian M. Mazanec,B. Thayer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137476184
Category: Political Science
Page: 95
View: 5031
While the deterrence of cyber attacks is one of the most important issues facing the United States and other nations, the application of deterrence theory to the cyber realm is problematic. This study introduces cyber warfare and reviews the challenges associated with deterring cyber attacks, offering key recommendations to aid the deterrence of major cyber attacks.


Der erste digitale Weltkrieg
Author: Mark Bowden
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827075203
Category: Science
Page: 288
View: 7486
Dass Cyberverbrechen und Cyberwar keine bloß virtuellen Gefahren mehr sind, sickert erst allmählich ins öffentliche und politische Bewusstsein. Als der Computerwurm »Conficker« im November 2008 auf die Welt losgelassen wurde, infizierte er binnen weniger Wochen Millionen von Computern weltweit. War er in ein System eingedrungen, konnte er dieses mit anderen verbinden und so ein Netzwerk bilden, das sich von außen kontrollieren ließ. Ein solch großes Botnetz ist theoretisch in der Lage, sämtliche Computernetzwerke zu überwältigen, ohne die heute unsere Banken, Telefone, Kraftwerke oder Flughäfen, ja sogar das Internet selbst kollabieren würden - mit unabsehbaren Folgen. War »Conficker« nur das Werkzeug von Cyberkriminellen oder gar eine reale militärische Waffe mit so nie dagewesenem Zerstörungspotenzial? Mark Bowden erzählt, wie in einem dramatischen Wettlauf Computerexperten alles daransetzen, den brandgefährlichen Wurm auszuschalten. Packend beschreibt er einen nach wie vor völlig unterschätzten Krieg, der buchstäblich unter unseren Fingerspitzen auf der Tastatur ausgefochten wird.

Analyzing Computer Security

A Threat / Vulnerability / Countermeasure Approach
Author: Charles P. Pfleeger,Shari Lawrence Pfleeger
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0132901064
Category: Computers
Page: 896
View: 6572
“In this book, the authors adopt a refreshingly new approach to explaining the intricacies of the security and privacy challenge that is particularly well suited to today’s cybersecurity challenges. Their use of the threat–vulnerability–countermeasure paradigm combined with extensive real-world examples throughout results in a very effective learning methodology.” —Charles C. Palmer, IBM Research The Modern Introduction to Computer Security: Understand Threats, Identify Their Causes, and Implement Effective Countermeasures Analyzing Computer Security is a fresh, modern, and relevant introduction to computer security. Organized around today’s key attacks, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures, it helps you think critically and creatively about computer security—so you can prevent serious problems and mitigate the effects of those that still occur. In this new book, renowned security and software engineering experts Charles P. Pfleeger and Shari Lawrence Pfleeger—authors of the classic Security in Computing—teach security the way modern security professionals approach it: by identifying the people or things that may cause harm, uncovering weaknesses that can be exploited, and choosing and applying the right protections. With this approach, not only will you study cases of attacks that have occurred, but you will also learn to apply this methodology to new situations. The book covers “hot button” issues, such as authentication failures, network interception, and denial of service. You also gain new insight into broader themes, including risk analysis, usability, trust, privacy, ethics, and forensics. One step at a time, the book systematically helps you develop the problem-solving skills needed to protect any information infrastructure. Coverage includes Understanding threats, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures Knowing when security is useful, and when it’s useless “security theater” Implementing effective identification and authentication systems Using modern cryptography and overcoming weaknesses in cryptographic systems Protecting against malicious code: viruses, Trojans, worms, rootkits, keyloggers, and more Understanding, preventing, and mitigating DOS and DDOS attacks Architecting more secure wired and wireless networks Building more secure application software and operating systems through more solid designs and layered protection Protecting identities and enforcing privacy Addressing computer threats in critical areas such as cloud computing, e-voting, cyberwarfare, and social media

Cyberdeterrence and Cyberwar

Author: Martin C. Libicki,Project Air Force (U.S.)
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833047345
Category: Computers
Page: 214
View: 372
Cyberspace, where information—and hence serious value—is stored and manipulated, is a tempting target. An attacker could be a person, group, or state and may disrupt or corrupt the systems from which cyberspace is built. When states are involved, it is tempting to compare fights to warfare, but there are important differences. The author addresses these differences and ways the United States protect itself in the face of attack.

Cyber Warfare

How Conflicts in Cyberspace are Challenging America and Changing the World
Author: Paul Rosenzweig
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031339895X
Category: Computers
Page: 290
View: 5657
This book provides an up-to-date, accessible guide to the growing threats in cyberspace that affects everyone from private individuals to businesses to national governments.

Cyberwar 2.0

Myths, Mysteries and Reality
Author: Alan D. Campen,Douglas H. Dearth
Publisher: Afcea International Press
Category: Games
Page: 403
View: 7878

Schneier on Security

Author: Bruce Schneier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470505621
Category: Computers
Page: 336
View: 4987
Presenting invaluable advice from the world?s most famous computer security expert, this intensely readable collection features some of the most insightful and informative coverage of the strengths and weaknesses of computer security and the price people pay -- figuratively and literally -- when security fails. Discussing the issues surrounding things such as airplanes, passports, voting machines, ID cards, cameras, passwords, Internet banking, sporting events, computers, and castles, this book is a must-read for anyone who values security at any level -- business, technical, or personal.

Carry On

Sound Advice from Schneier on Security
Author: Bruce Schneier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118790820
Category: Computers
Page: 384
View: 8313
Up-to-the-minute observations from a world-famous securityexpert Bruce Schneier is known worldwide as the foremost authority andcommentator on every security issue from cyber-terrorism to airportsurveillance. This groundbreaking book features more than 160commentaries on recent events including the Boston Marathonbombing, the NSA's ubiquitous surveillance programs, Chinesecyber-attacks, the privacy of cloud computing, and how to hack thePapal election. Timely as an Internet news report and alwaysinsightful, Schneier explains, debunks, and draws lessons fromcurrent events that are valuable for security experts and ordinarycitizens alike. Bruce Schneier's worldwide reputation as a security guru hasearned him more than 250,000 loyal blog and newsletter readers This anthology offers Schneier's observations on some of themost timely security issues of our day, including the BostonMarathon bombing, the NSA's Internet surveillance, ongoing aviationsecurity issues, and Chinese cyber-attacks It features the author's unique take on issues involving crime,terrorism, spying, privacy, voting, security policy and law, travelsecurity, the psychology and economics of security, and muchmore Previous Schneier books have sold over 500,000 copies Carry On: Sound Advice from Schneier on Security ispacked with information and ideas that are of interest to anyoneliving in today's insecure world.

Cyberwar, Cyberterror, Cybercrime

A Guide to the Role of Standards in an Environment of Change and Danger
Author: Julie E. Mehan
Publisher: IT Governance Ltd
ISBN: 190535648X
Category: Computers
Page: 285
View: 6276
CyberWar, CyberTerror, CyberCrime provides a stark and timely analysis of the increasingly hostile online landscape that today's corporate systems inhabit, and gives a practical introduction to the defensive strategies that can be employed in response.

Surviving Cyberwar

Author: Richard Stiennon
Publisher: Government Institutes
ISBN: 1605906751
Category: Computers
Page: 176
View: 1733
This book examines in depth the major recent cyber attacks that have taken place around the world, discusses the implications of such attacks, and offers solutions to the vulnerabilities that made these attacks possible. Through investigations of the most significant and damaging cyber attacks, the author introduces the reader to cyberwar, outlines an effective defense against cyber threats, and explains how to prepare for future attacks.

Introduction to Cyber-Warfare

A Multidisciplinary Approach
Author: Paulo Shakarian,Jana Shakarian,Andrew Ruef
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0124079261
Category: Computers
Page: 336
View: 2219
Introduction to Cyber-Warfare: A Multidisciplinary Approach, written by experts on the front lines, gives you an insider's look into the world of cyber-warfare through the use of recent case studies. The book examines the issues related to cyber warfare not only from a computer science perspective but from military, sociological, and scientific perspectives as well. You'll learn how cyber-warfare has been performed in the past as well as why various actors rely on this new means of warfare and what steps can be taken to prevent it. Provides a multi-disciplinary approach to cyber-warfare, analyzing the information technology, military, policy, social, and scientific issues that are in play Presents detailed case studies of cyber-attack including inter-state cyber-conflict (Russia-Estonia), cyber-attack as an element of an information operations strategy (Israel-Hezbollah,) and cyber-attack as a tool against dissidents within a state (Russia, Iran) Explores cyber-attack conducted by large, powerful, non-state hacking organizations such as Anonymous and LulzSec Covers cyber-attacks directed against infrastructure, such as water treatment plants and power-grids, with a detailed account of Stuxent


Author: Binh Nguyen
Publisher: Binh Nguyen
Category: Computers
Page: 424
View: 3046
A while back I wrote two documents called 'Building a Cloud Service' and the 'Convergence Report'. They basically documented my past experiences and detailed some of the issues that a cloud company may face as it is being built and run. Based on what had transpired since, a lot of the concepts mentioned in that particular document are becoming widely adopted and/or are trending towards them. This is a continuation of that particular document and will attempt to analyse the issues that are faced as we move towards the cloud especially with regards to security. Once again, we will use past experience, research, as well as current events trends in order to write this particular report. Personal experience indicates that keeping track of everything and updating large scale documents is difficult and depending on the system you use extremely cumbersome. The other thing readers have to realise is that a lot of the time even if the writer wants to write the most detailed book ever written it’s quite simply not possible. Several of my past works (something such as this particular document takes a few weeks to a few months to write depending on how much spare time I have) were written in my spare time and between work and getting an education. If I had done a more complete job they would have taken years to write and by the time I had completed the work updates in the outer world would have meant that the work would have meant that at least some of the content would have been out of date. Dare I say it, by the time that I have completed this report itself some of the content may have come to fruition as was the case with many of the technologies with the other documents? I very much see this document as a starting point rather than a complete reference for those who are interested in technology security. Note that the information contained in this document is not considered to be correct nor the only way in which to do things. It’s a mere guide to how the way things are and how we can improve on them. Like my previous work, it should be considered a work in progress. Also, note that this document has gone through many revisions and drafts may have gone out over time. As such, there will be concepts that may have been picked up and adopted by some organisations while others may have simply broken cover while this document was being drafted and sent out for comment. It also has a more strategic/business slant when compared to the original document which was more technically orientated. No illicit activity (as far as I know and have researched) was conducted during the formulation of this particular document. All information was obtained only from publicly available resources and any information or concepts that are likely to be troubling has been redacted. Any relevant vulnerabilities or flaws that were found were reported to the relevant entities in question (months have passed). Feedback/credit on any ideas that are subsequently put into action based on the content of this document would be appreciated. Any feedback on the content of this document is welcome. Every attempt has been made to ensure that the instructions and information herein are accurate and reliable. Please send corrections, comments, suggestions and questions to the author. All trademarks and copyrights are the property of their owners, unless otherwise indicated. Use of a term in this document should not be regarded as affecting the validity of any trademark or service mark. The author would appreciate and consider it courteous if notification of any and all modifications, translations, and printed versions are sent to him. Please note that this is an organic document that will change as we learn more about this new computing paradigm. The latest copy of this document can be found either on the author’s website, blog, and/or


Security in the Information Age
Author: F.D. Carvalho,E. Mateus da Silva
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 1607501716
Category: Computers
Page: 176
View: 7493
Today the Internet is entering a new stage which will have a much stronger impact on the daily lives of all kinds of organizations. The next communication paradigm offers an improved access to mobility information, offering people and all organizations that deal with mobile devices the ability to access information whenever and wherever necessary. We really are at the edge of a new technological revolution, based on the ubiquity of information through the use of mobile devices and telecommunications. Furthermore, historical tendencies lead us to believe that the impact both on people and on organizations of this technological wave will be both faster and more powerful than any previous one. To the individual, information ubiquity results in the necessity to have immediate access to information. The strategic tactic and operational impact in organizations will therefore be incomparably deeper than in previous organizational management change using technology such as total quality management or business process re-engineering. This book acknowledges that it is crucial to find new organisational security approaches in the context of increasing dependency on the new technological wave which is building an information, communication and knowledge society.

Also sprach GOLEM

Author: Stanislaw Lem
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518743120
Category: Fiction
Page: 185
View: 6203
GOLEM XIV weilt nicht mehr unter uns. Der luminale Denkriese, ein Angehöriger der Maschinenintelligenz, volkstümlich Elektronengehirne genannt, ist verstummt. Ursprünglich für militärische Zwecke gebaut, weigert er sich, sich mit solch trivialen Aufgaben zu befassen, darum wurde er schließlich dem MIT überlassen.