Cyber War Versus Cyber Realities

  • Filename: cyber-war-versus-cyber-realities.
  • ISBN: 9780190204792
  • Release Date: 2015-05-22
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Brandon Valeriano
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA



Présentation de l'éditeur : "What Valeriano and Maness provide in this book is an empirically-grounded discussion of the reality of cyber conflict, based on an analysis of cyber incidents and disputes experienced by international states since 2001. They delineate patterns of cyber conflict to develop a larger theory of cyber war that gets at the processes leading to cyber conflict. They find that, in addition to being a little-used tactic, cyber incidents thus far have been of a rather low-level intensity and with few to no long-term effects. Interestingly, they also find that many cyber incidents are motivated by regional conflict. They argue that restraint is the norm in cyberspace and suggest there is evidence this norm can influence how the tactic is used in the future. In conclusion, the authors lay out a set of policy recommendations for proper defense against cyber threats that is built on restraint and regionalism."

Cyber War versus Cyber Realities

  • Filename: cyber-war-versus-cyber-realities.
  • ISBN: 9780190204808
  • Release Date: 2015-04-27
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Brandon Valeriano
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



In 2011, the United States government declared a cyber attack as equal to an act of war, punishable with conventional military means. Cyber operations, cyber crime, and other forms of cyber activities directed by one state against another are now considered part of the normal relations range of combat and conflict, and the rising fear of cyber conflict has brought about a reorientation of military affairs. What is the reality of this threat? Is it actual or inflated, fear or fact-based? Taking a bold stand against the mainstream wisdom, Valeriano and Maness argue that there is very little evidence that cyber war is, or is likely to become, a serious threat. Their claim is empirically grounded, involving a careful analysis of cyber incidents and disputes experienced by international states since 2001, and an examination of the processes leading to cyber conflict. As the authors convincingly show, cyber incidents are a little-used tactic, with low-level intensity and few to no long-term effects. As well, cyber incidents are motivated by the same dynamics that prompt regional conflicts. Based on this evidence, Valeriano and Maness lay out a set of policy recommendations for proper defense against cyber threats that is built on restraint and regionalism.

The Evolution of Cyber War

  • Filename: the-evolution-of-cyber-war.
  • ISBN: 9781612347745
  • Release Date: 2015-09-29
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Brian M. Mazanec
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press



Former secretary of defense Leon Panetta once described cyber warfare as "the most serious threat in the twenty-first century," capable of destroying our entire infrastructure and crippling the nation. Already, major cyber attacks have affected countries around the world: Estonia in 2007, Georgia in 2008, Iran in 2010, and most recently the United States. As with other methods of war, cyber technology can be used not only against military forces and facilities but also against civilian targets. Information technology has enabled a new method of warfare that is proving extremely difficult to combat, let alone defeat. And yet cyber warfare is still in its infancy, with innumerable possibilities and contingencies for how such conflicts may play out in the coming decades. Brian M. Mazanec examines the worldwide development of constraining norms for cyber war and predicts how those norms will unfold in the future. Employing case studies of other emerging-technology weapons--chemical and biological, strategic bombing, and nuclear weaponry--Mazanec expands previous understandings of norm-evolution theory, offering recommendations for U.S. policymakers and citizens alike as they grapple with the reality of cyber terrorism in our own backyard.

Cyber Warfare

  • Filename: cyber-warfare.
  • ISBN: 9781317645566
  • Release Date: 2015-05-22
  • Number of pages: 196
  • Author: James A. Green
  • Publisher: Routledge



This book is a multi-disciplinary analysis of cyber warfare, featuring contributions by leading experts from a mixture of academic and professional backgrounds. Cyber warfare, meaning interstate cyber aggression, is an increasingly important emerging phenomenon in international relations, with state-orchestrated (or apparently state-orchestrated) computer network attacks occurring in Estonia (2007), Georgia (2008) and Iran (2010). This method of waging warfare – given its potential to, for example, make planes fall from the sky or cause nuclear power plants to melt down – has the capacity to be as devastating as any conventional means of conducting armed conflict. Every state in the world now has a cyber-defence programme and over 120 states also have a cyber-attack programme. While the amount of literature on cyber warfare is growing within disciplines, our understanding of the subject has been limited by a lack of cross-disciplinary engagement. In response, this book, drawn from the fields of computer science, military strategy, international law, political science and military ethics, provides a critical overview of cyber warfare for those approaching the topic from whatever angle. Chapters consider the emergence of the phenomena of cyber warfare in international affairs; what cyber-attacks are from a technological standpoint; the extent to which cyber-attacks can be attributed to state actors; the strategic value and danger posed by cyber conflict; the legal regulation of cyber-attacks, both as international uses of force and as part of an on-going armed conflict, and the ethical implications of cyber warfare. This book will be of great interest to students of cyber warfare, cyber security, military ethics, international law, security studies and IR in general.

China and Cybersecurity

  • Filename: china-and-cybersecurity.
  • ISBN: 9780190201272
  • Release Date: 2015
  • Number of pages: 375
  • Author: Jon R. Lindsay
  • Publisher: OUP Us



"Examines cyberspace threats and policies from the vantage points of China and the U.S"--

Inside Cyber Warfare

  • Filename: inside-cyber-warfare.
  • ISBN: 9781449325459
  • Release Date: 2011-12-09
  • Number of pages: 318
  • Author: Jeffrey Carr
  • Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."



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.

Cybersecurity and Cyberwar

  • Filename: cybersecurity-and-cyberwar.
  • ISBN: 9780199364572
  • Release Date: 2013-12-04
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: P.W. Singer
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



A generation ago, "cyberspace" was just a term from science fiction, used to describe the nascent network of computers linking a few university labs. Today, our entire modern way of life, from communication to commerce to conflict, fundamentally depends on the Internet. And the cybersecurity issues that result challenge literally everyone: politicians wrestling with everything from cybercrime to online freedom; generals protecting the nation from new forms of attack, while planning new cyberwars; business executives defending firms from once unimaginable threats, and looking to make money off of them; lawyers and ethicists building new frameworks for right and wrong. Most of all, cybersecurity issues affect us as individuals. We face new questions in everything from our rights and responsibilities as citizens of both the online and real world to simply how to protect ourselves and our families from a new type of danger. And yet, there is perhaps no issue that has grown so important, so quickly, and that touches so many, that remains so poorly understood. In Cybersecurity and CyberWar: What Everyone Needs to Know?, New York Times best-selling author P. W. Singer and noted cyber expert Allan Friedman team up to provide the kind of easy-to-read, yet deeply informative resource book that has been missing on this crucial issue of 21st century life. Written in a lively, accessible style, filled with engaging stories and illustrative anecdotes, the book is structured around the key question areas of cyberspace and its security: how it all works, why it all matters, and what can we do? Along the way, they take readers on a tour of the important (and entertaining) issues and characters of cybersecurity, from the "Anonymous" hacker group and the Stuxnet computer virus to the new cyber units of the Chinese and U.S. militaries. Cybersecurity and CyberWar: What Everyone Needs to Know? is the definitive account on the subject for us all, which comes not a moment too soon. What Everyone Needs to Know? is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press.

Dark Territory

  • Filename: dark-territory.
  • ISBN: 9781476763279
  • Release Date: 2016-03-01
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Fred Kaplan
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



“An important, disturbing, and gripping history” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), the never-before-told story of the computer scientists and the NSA, Pentagon, and White House policymakers who invent and employ cyber wars—where every country can be a major power player and every hacker a mass destroyer. In June 1983, President Reagan watched the movie War Games, in which a teenager unwittingly hacks the Pentagon, and asked his top general if the scenario was plausible. The general said it was. This set in motion the first presidential directive on computer security. From the 1991 Gulf War to conflicts in Haiti, Serbia, Syria, the former Soviet republics, Iraq, and Iran, where cyber warfare played a significant role, Dark Territory chronicles a little-known past that shines an unsettling light on our future. Fred Kaplan probes the inner corridors of the National Security Agency, the beyond-top-secret cyber units in the Pentagon, the “information warfare” squads of the military services, and the national security debates in the White House to reveal the details of the officers, policymakers, scientists, and spies who devised this new form of warfare and who have been planning—and (more often than people know) fighting—these wars for decades. “An eye-opening history of our government’s efforts to effectively manage our national security in the face of the largely open global communications network established by the World Wide Web….Dark Territory is a page-turner [and] consistently surprising” (The New York Times).

Reverse Deception Organized Cyber Threat Counter Exploitation

  • Filename: reverse-deception-organized-cyber-threat-counter-exploitation.
  • ISBN: 9780071772501
  • Release Date: 2012-07-06
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Sean M. Bodmer
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



In-depth counterintelligence tactics to fight cyber-espionage "A comprehensive and unparalleled overview of the topic by experts in the field."--Slashdot Expose, pursue, and prosecute the perpetrators of advanced persistent threats (APTs) using the tested security techniques and real-world case studies featured in this one-of-a-kind guide. Reverse Deception: Organized Cyber Threat Counter-Exploitation shows how to assess your network’s vulnerabilities, zero in on targets, and effectively block intruders. Discover how to set up digital traps, misdirect and divert attackers, configure honeypots, mitigate encrypted crimeware, and identify malicious software groups. The expert authors provide full coverage of legal and ethical issues, operational vetting, and security team management. Establish the goals and scope of your reverse deception campaign Identify, analyze, and block APTs Engage and catch nefarious individuals and their organizations Assemble cyber-profiles, incident analyses, and intelligence reports Uncover, eliminate, and autopsy crimeware, trojans, and botnets Work with intrusion detection, anti-virus, and digital forensics tools Employ stealth honeynet, honeypot, and sandbox technologies Communicate and collaborate with legal teams and law enforcement

Cyberdeterrence and Cyberwar

  • Filename: cyberdeterrence-and-cyberwar.
  • ISBN: 9780833047342
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 214
  • Author: Martin C. Libicki
  • Publisher: Rand Corporation



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.

Ghost Fleet

  • Filename: ghost-fleet.
  • ISBN: 9780544142848
  • Release Date: 2015-06-30
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: P. W. Singer
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



Two authorities on future warfare join forces to create a taut, convincing novel—set in 2026—about a besieged America battling for its very existence.

Modern Military Strategy

  • Filename: modern-military-strategy.
  • ISBN: 9781136345647
  • Release Date: 2012-03-15
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Elinor C. Sloan
  • Publisher: Routledge



This textbook provides a coherent introduction to post-Cold War and post-9/11 military theory for upper-level students seeking an initial understanding of strategic studies. In the contemporary period there has been significant and growing interest among students about international security issues. While many publications focus on one particular aspect of military strategy, there is no single volume that provides a comprehensive yet accessible overview of strategic thought in this new era. Modern Military Strategy will fill this gap in the literature, with chapters on the conduct of war in each of the naval, land, air, space and cyber dimensions, and on nuclear strategy, and irregular war and counterinsurgency. The text concludes by identifying crosscutting trends, statements, and principles which may form the basis of a modern, general theory of war. This book will be essential reading for students of strategic studies, war studies and military history, and highly recommended for students of security studies and international relations in general.

Wired for War

  • Filename: wired-for-war.
  • ISBN: 1440685975
  • Release Date: 2009-01-22
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Author: P. W. Singer
  • Publisher: Penguin



P. W. Singer explores the great­est revolution in military affairs since the atom bomb: the dawn of robotic warfare We are on the cusp of a massive shift in military technology that threatens to make real the stuff of I, Robot and The Terminator. Blending historical evidence with interviews of an amaz­ing cast of characters, Singer shows how technology is changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and the ethics that surround war itself. Travelling from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to modern-day "skunk works" in the midst of suburbia, Wired for War will tantalise a wide readership, from military buffs to policy wonks to gearheads.

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