Targeted Cyber Attacks

Targeted Cyber Attacks
Author: Aditya Sood,Richard Enbody
Publsiher: Syngress Press
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2014-04-18
ISBN 10: 9780128006047
ISBN 13: 0128006048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Targeted Cyber Attacks Book Review:

Cyber-crime increasingly impacts both the online and offline world, and targeted attacks play a significant role in disrupting services in both. Targeted attacks are those that are aimed at a particular individual, group, or type of site or service. Unlike worms and viruses that usually attack indiscriminately, targeted attacks involve intelligence-gathering and planning to a degree that drastically changes its profile. Individuals, corporations, and even governments are facing new threats from targeted attacks. Targeted Cyber Attacks examines real-world examples of directed attacks and provides insight into what techniques and resources are used to stage these attacks so that you can counter them more effectively. A well-structured introduction into the world of targeted cyber-attacks Includes analysis of real-world attacks Written by cyber-security researchers and experts

Targeted Cyber Attacks

Targeted Cyber Attacks
Author: Aditya Sood,Richard Enbody
Publsiher: Syngress
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2014-04-18
ISBN 10: 0128006196
ISBN 13: 9780128006191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Targeted Cyber Attacks Book Review:

Cyber-crime increasingly impacts both the online and offline world, and targeted attacks play a significant role in disrupting services in both. Targeted attacks are those that are aimed at a particular individual, group, or type of site or service. Unlike worms and viruses that usually attack indiscriminately, targeted attacks involve intelligence-gathering and planning to a degree that drastically changes its profile. Individuals, corporations, and even governments are facing new threats from targeted attacks. Targeted Cyber Attacks examines real-world examples of directed attacks and provides insight into what techniques and resources are used to stage these attacks so that you can counter them more effectively. A well-structured introduction into the world of targeted cyber-attacks Includes analysis of real-world attacks Written by cyber-security researchers and experts

Responding to Targeted Cyberattacks

Responding to Targeted Cyberattacks
Author: ISACA
Publsiher: ISACA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2013-05-07
ISBN 10: 1604203366
ISBN 13: 9781604203363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cyber Defense

Cyber Defense
Author: Richard Stiennon
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781442219175
ISBN 13: 1442219173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyber Defense Book Review:

A comprehensive view of the technology, methodology and tools needed to defend digital assets from cyber crime traces the evolution of the security industry while posing an argument for new investment in technology and addressing specific cyber security policies.

Mobile Ubiquitous and Intelligent Computing

Mobile  Ubiquitous  and Intelligent Computing
Author: James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park,Hojjat Adeli,Namje Park,Isaac Woungang
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 651
Release: 2013-08-19
ISBN 10: 3642406750
ISBN 13: 9783642406751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mobile Ubiquitous and Intelligent Computing Book Review:

MUSIC 2013 will be the most comprehensive text focused on the various aspects of Mobile, Ubiquitous and Intelligent computing. MUSIC 2013 provides an opportunity for academic and industry professionals to discuss the latest issues and progress in the area of intelligent technologies in mobile and ubiquitous computing environment. MUSIC 2013 is the next edition of the 3rd International Conference on Mobile, Ubiquitous, and Intelligent Computing (MUSIC-12, Vancouver, Canada, 2012) which was the next event in a series of highly successful International Workshop on Multimedia, Communication and Convergence technologies MCC-11 (Crete, Greece, June 2011), MCC-10 (Cebu, Philippines, August 2010).

At the Nexus of Cybersecurity and Public Policy

At the Nexus of Cybersecurity and Public Policy
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Computer Science and Telecommunications Board,Committee on Developing a Cybersecurity Primer: Leveraging Two Decades of National Academies Work
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2014-06-16
ISBN 10: 0309303214
ISBN 13: 9780309303217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At the Nexus of Cybersecurity and Public Policy Book Review:

We depend on information and information technology (IT) to make many of our day-to-day tasks easier and more convenient. Computers play key roles in transportation, health care, banking, and energy. Businesses use IT for payroll and accounting, inventory and sales, and research and development. Modern military forces use weapons that are increasingly coordinated through computer-based networks. Cybersecurity is vital to protecting all of these functions. Cyberspace is vulnerable to a broad spectrum of hackers, criminals, terrorists, and state actors. Working in cyberspace, these malevolent actors can steal money, intellectual property, or classified information; impersonate law-abiding parties for their own purposes; damage important data; or deny the availability of normally accessible services. Cybersecurity issues arise because of three factors taken together - the presence of malevolent actors in cyberspace, societal reliance on IT for many important functions, and the presence of vulnerabilities in IT systems. What steps can policy makers take to protect our government, businesses, and the public from those would take advantage of system vulnerabilities? At the Nexus of Cybersecurity and Public Policy offers a wealth of information on practical measures, technical and nontechnical challenges, and potential policy responses. According to this report, cybersecurity is a never-ending battle; threats will evolve as adversaries adopt new tools and techniques to compromise security. Cybersecurity is therefore an ongoing process that needs to evolve as new threats are identified. At the Nexus of Cybersecurity and Public Policy is a call for action to make cybersecurity a public safety priority. For a number of years, the cybersecurity issue has received increasing public attention; however, most policy focus has been on the short-term costs of improving systems. In its explanation of the fundamentals of cybersecurity and the discussion of potential policy responses, this book will be a resource for policy makers, cybersecurity and IT professionals, and anyone who wants to understand threats to cyberspace.

Cyber War Will Not Take Place

Cyber War Will Not Take Place
Author: Thomas Rid
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2013-09-01
ISBN 10: 0199365342
ISBN 13: 9780199365340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyber War Will Not Take Place Book Review:

"Cyber war is coming," announced a land-mark RAND report in 1993. In 2005, the U.S. Air Force boasted it would now fly, fight, and win in cyberspace, the "fifth domain" of warfare. This book takes stock, twenty years on: is cyber war really coming? Has war indeed entered the fifth domain? Cyber War Will Not Take Place cuts through the hype and takes a fresh look at cyber security. Thomas Rid argues that the focus on war and winning distracts from the real challenge of cyberspace: non-violent confrontation that may rival or even replace violence in surprising ways. The threat consists of three different vectors: espionage, sabotage, and subversion. The author traces the most significant hacks and attacks, exploring the full spectrum of case studies from the shadowy world of computer espionage and weaponised code. With a mix of technical detail and rigorous political analysis, the book explores some key questions: What are cyber weapons? How have they changed the meaning of violence? How likely and how dangerous is crowd-sourced subversive activity? Why has there never been a lethal cyber attack against a country's critical infrastructure? How serious is the threat of "pure" cyber espionage, of exfiltrating data without infiltrating humans first? And who is most vulnerable: which countries, industries, individuals?

Emerging Cyber Threats and Cognitive Vulnerabilities

Emerging Cyber Threats and Cognitive Vulnerabilities
Author: Vladlena Benson,John Mcalaney
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2019-09-20
ISBN 10: 0128165944
ISBN 13: 9780128165942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Cyber Threats and Cognitive Vulnerabilities Book Review:

Emerging Cyber Threats and Cognitive Vulnerabilities identifies the critical role human behavior plays in cybersecurity and provides insights into how human decision-making can help address rising volumes of cyberthreats. The book examines the role of psychology in cybersecurity by addressing each actor involved in the process: hackers, targets, cybersecurity practitioners and the wider social context in which these groups operate. It applies psychological factors such as motivations, group processes and decision-making heuristics that may lead individuals to underestimate risk. The goal of this understanding is to more quickly identify threat and create early education and prevention strategies. This book covers a variety of topics and addresses different challenges in response to changes in the ways in to study various areas of decision-making, behavior, artificial intelligence, and human interaction in relation to cybersecurity. Explains psychological factors inherent in machine learning and artificial intelligence Discusses the social psychology of online radicalism and terrorist recruitment Examines the motivation and decision-making of hackers and "hacktivists" Investigates the use of personality psychology to extract secure information from individuals

Defending Dissidents from Targeted Digital Surveillance

Defending Dissidents from Targeted Digital Surveillance
Author: William Russell Marczak
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2016
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:994289871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Defending Dissidents from Targeted Digital Surveillance Book Review:

Computer security research devotes extensive efforts to protecting individuals against indiscriminate, large-scale attacks such as those used by cybercriminals. Recently, the problem of protecting institutions against targeted attacks conducted by nation-states (so-called "Advanced Persistent Threats") has likewise elicited significant research interest. Where these two problem domains intersect, however--targeted cyber attacks by nation-states against individuals--has received little significant, methodical research attention. This new problem space poses challenges that are both technically complex and of significant real-world importance. In this thesis, we undertake to characterize the emergent problem space of nation-state Internet attacks against individuals engaged in pro-democracy or opposition movements. We first present several years of research we have conducted into cases from two Middle Eastern countries, in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. Leveraging our connections in Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, we encouraged potential targets to send us any ``suspicious'' electronic communications they received. Dissidents forward us messages with malicious attachments, links, and other content designed to deanonymize them and break into their computers and phones. Strong circumstantial evidence ties some of these messages to specific nation-state attackers. We frame the nature of these attacks, and the technology and infrastructure used to conduct them, in the context of their impacts on real people. Building on our understanding of attacks targeting dissidents, we engaged with 30 potential targets of Middle Eastern and Horn of Africa-based governments, in order to better understand subjects' perceptions of the risks associated with their online activity. We interviewed subjects, and examined settings and software on their computers and phones. Our data illuminate the ways that dissidents are vulnerable to the types of attacks employed by nation-states. Informed by our fieldwork, we developed \tool, a defensive approach that readily integrates with targets' workflow to provide near real-time scanning of email messages to check for threats. Our prototype implementation of \tool currently protects 36 subjects, and has found a number of attacks both from scans of past message archives and in live activity.

Inside Cyber Warfare

Inside Cyber Warfare
Author: Jeffrey Carr
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-12-15
ISBN 10: 9781449382995
ISBN 13: 1449382991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside Cyber Warfare Book Review:

What people are saying about Inside Cyber Warfare "The necessary handbook for the 21st century." --Lewis Shepherd, Chief Tech Officer and Senior Fellow, Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments "A must-read for policy makers and leaders who need to understand the big-picture landscape of cyber war." --Jim Stogdill, CTO, Mission Services Accenture You may have heard about "cyber warfare" in the news, but do you really know what it is? This book provides fascinating and disturbing details on how nations, groups, and individuals throughout the world are using the Internet as an attack platform to gain military, political, and economic advantages over their adversaries. You'll learn 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. Inside Cyber Warfare goes beyond the headlines of attention-grabbing DDoS attacks and takes a deep look inside multiple cyber-conflicts that occurred from 2002 through summer 2009. Learn how cyber attacks are waged in open conflicts, including recent hostilities between Russia and Georgia, and Israel and Palestine Discover why Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal, Vkontakte, and other sites on the social web are mined by the intelligence services of many nations Read about China's commitment to penetrate the networks of its technologically superior adversaries as a matter of national survival Find out why many attacks originate from servers in the United States, and who's responsible Learn how hackers are "weaponizing" malware to attack vulnerabilities at the application level

Secure Operations Technology

Secure Operations Technology
Author: Andrew Ginter
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-02
ISBN 10: 0995298432
ISBN 13: 9780995298439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secure Operations Technology Book Review:

IT-SEC protects the information. SEC-OT protects physical, industrial operations from information, more specifically from attacks embedded in information. When the consequences of compromise are unacceptable ? unscheduled downtime, impaired product quality and damaged equipment ? software-based IT-SEC defences are not enough. Secure Operations Technology (SEC-OT) is a perspective, a methodology, and a set of best practices used at secure industrial sites. SEC-OT demands cyber-physical protections - because all software can be compromised. SEC-OT strictly controls the flow of information ? because all information can encode attacks. SEC-OT uses a wide range of attack capabilities to determine the strength of security postures - because nothing is secure. This book documents the Secure Operations Technology approach, including physical offline and online protections against cyber attacks and a set of twenty standard cyber-attack patterns to use in risk assessments.

This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends

This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends
Author: Nicole Perlroth
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2021-02-18
ISBN 10: 1526629836
ISBN 13: 9781526629838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends Book Review:

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'An intricately detailed, deeply sourced and reported history of the origins and growth of the cyberweapons market . . . Hot, propulsive . . . Sets out from the start to scare us out of our complacency' New York Times 'A terrifying exposé' The Times 'Part John le Carré and more parts Michael Crichton . . . Spellbinding' New Yorker Zero day: a software bug that allows a hacker to break in and scamper through the world's computer networks invisibly until discovered. One of the most coveted tools in a spy's arsenal, a zero day has the power to tap into any iPhone, dismantle safety controls at a chemical plant and shut down the power in an entire nation – just ask the Ukraine. Zero days are the blood diamonds of the security trade, pursued by nation states, defense contractors, cybercriminals, and security defenders alike. In this market, governments aren't regulators; they are clients – paying huge sums to hackers willing to turn over gaps in the Internet, and stay silent about them. This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends is cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth's discovery, unpacked. A intrepid journalist unravels an opaque, code-driven market from the outside in – encountering spies, hackers, arms dealers, mercenaries and a few unsung heroes along the way. As the stakes get higher and higher in the rush to push the world's critical infrastructure online, This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends is the urgent and alarming discovery of one of the world's most extreme threats.

Developing of a Methodology for Evaluation of Targeted Cyber Attacks Using Exploits on ARM based Industrial IoT Devices

Developing of a Methodology for Evaluation of Targeted Cyber Attacks Using Exploits on ARM based Industrial IoT Devices
Author: Christian Roth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1248653025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sandworm

Sandworm
Author: Andy Greenberg
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN 10: 0525564632
ISBN 13: 9780525564638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sandworm Book Review:

Originally published in hardcover in 2019 by Doubleday.

Cyber Attacks and the Exploitable Imperfections of International Law

Cyber Attacks and the Exploitable Imperfections of International Law
Author: Yaroslav Radziwill
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2015-07-24
ISBN 10: 9004298304
ISBN 13: 9789004298309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyber Attacks and the Exploitable Imperfections of International Law Book Review:

Cyber-Attacks and the Exploitable Imperfections of International Law reveals elements of existing jus ad bellum and jus in bello regimes that are unable to accommodate the threats posed by cyber-attacks. It maps out legal gaps, deficiencies, and uncertainties, which international actors may seek to exploit to their political benefit.

Cybersecurity Blue Team Toolkit

Cybersecurity Blue Team Toolkit
Author: Nadean H. Tanner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-04-04
ISBN 10: 1119552958
ISBN 13: 9781119552956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cybersecurity Blue Team Toolkit Book Review:

A practical handbook to cybersecurity for both tech and non-tech professionals As reports of major data breaches fill the headlines, it has become impossible for any business, large or small, to ignore the importance of cybersecurity. Most books on the subject, however, are either too specialized for the non-technical professional or too general for positions in the IT trenches. Thanks to author Nadean Tanner’s wide array of experience from teaching at a University to working for the Department of Defense, the Cybersecurity Blue Team Toolkit strikes the perfect balance of substantive and accessible, making it equally useful to those in IT or management positions across a variety of industries. This handy guide takes a simple and strategic look at best practices and tools available to both cybersecurity management and hands-on professionals, whether they be new to the field or looking to expand their expertise. Tanner gives comprehensive coverage to such crucial topics as security assessment and configuration, strategies for protection and defense, offensive measures, and remediation while aligning the concept with the right tool using the CIS Controls version 7 as a guide. Readers will learn why and how to use fundamental open source and free tools such as ping, tracert, PuTTY, pathping, sysinternals, NMAP, OpenVAS, Nexpose Community, OSSEC, Hamachi, InSSIDer, Nexpose Community, Wireshark, Solarwinds Kiwi Syslog Server, Metasploit, Burp, Clonezilla and many more. Up-to-date and practical cybersecurity instruction, applicable to both management and technical positions • Straightforward explanations of the theory behind cybersecurity best practices • Designed to be an easily navigated tool for daily use • Includes training appendix on Linux, how to build a virtual lab and glossary of key terms The Cybersecurity Blue Team Toolkit is an excellent resource for anyone working in digital policy as well as IT security professionals, technical analysts, program managers, and Chief Information and Technology Officers. This is one handbook that won’t gather dust on the shelf, but remain a valuable reference at any career level, from student to executive.

Cyber Resilience

Cyber Resilience
Author: Sergei Petrenko
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2019-08-31
ISBN 10: 9788770221160
ISBN 13: 8770221162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyber Resilience Book Review:

Cyber resilience is the most important feature of any cyber system, especially during the transition to the sixth technological stage and related Industry 4.0 technologies: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud and foggy computing, 5G +, IoT/IIoT, Big Data and ETL, Q-computing, Blockchain, VR/AR, etc. We should even consider the cyber resilience as a primary one, because the mentioned systems cannot exist without it. Indeed, without the sustainable formation made of the interconnected components of the critical information infrastructure, it does not make sense to discuss the existence of 4.0 Industry cyber-systems. In cases when the cyber security of these systems is mainly focused on the assessment of the incidents' probability and prevention of possible security threats, the cyber resilience is mainly aimed at preserving the targeted behavior and cyber systems' performance under the conditions of known (about 45 %) as well as unknown (the remaining 55 %) cyber attacks. This monograph shows that modern Industry 4.0. cyber systems do not have the required cyber resilience for targeted performance under heterogeneous mass intruder cyber-attacks. A new formulation of the cyber resilience problem under heterogeneous mass cyber-attacks is proposed, in which the cyber system performance recovery in destructive software impacts prevents significant or catastrophic consequences.

Industrial Network Security

Industrial Network Security
Author: Eric D. Knapp,Joel Thomas Langill
Publsiher: Syngress
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2014-12-09
ISBN 10: 0124201849
ISBN 13: 9780124201842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industrial Network Security Book Review:

As the sophistication of cyber-attacks increases, understanding how to defend critical infrastructure systems—energy production, water, gas, and other vital systems—becomes more important, and heavily mandated. Industrial Network Security, Second Edition arms you with the knowledge you need to understand the vulnerabilities of these distributed supervisory and control systems. The book examines the unique protocols and applications that are the foundation of industrial control systems, and provides clear guidelines for their protection. This how-to guide gives you thorough understanding of the unique challenges facing critical infrastructures, new guidelines and security measures for critical infrastructure protection, knowledge of new and evolving security tools, and pointers on SCADA protocols and security implementation. All-new real-world examples of attacks against control systems, and more diagrams of systems Expanded coverage of protocols such as 61850, Ethernet/IP, CIP, ISA-99, and the evolution to IEC62443 Expanded coverage of Smart Grid security New coverage of signature-based detection, exploit-based vs. vulnerability-based detection, and signature reverse engineering

Reverse Deception Organized Cyber Threat Counter Exploitation

Reverse Deception  Organized Cyber Threat Counter Exploitation
Author: Sean M. Bodmer,Dr. Max Kilger,Gregory Carpenter,Jade Jones
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-07-06
ISBN 10: 0071772502
ISBN 13: 9780071772501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reverse Deception Organized Cyber Threat Counter Exploitation Book Review:

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

Ten Strategies of a World Class Cybersecurity Operations Center

Ten Strategies of a World Class Cybersecurity Operations Center
Author: Carson Zimmerman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 9780692243107
ISBN 13: 0692243100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Strategies of a World Class Cybersecurity Operations Center Book Review:

Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cyber Security Operations Center conveys MITRE's accumulated expertise on enterprise-grade computer network defense. It covers ten key qualities of leading Cyber Security Operations Centers (CSOCs), ranging from their structure and organization, to processes that best enable smooth operations, to approaches that extract maximum value from key CSOC technology investments. This book offers perspective and context for key decision points in structuring a CSOC, such as what capabilities to offer, how to architect large-scale data collection and analysis, and how to prepare the CSOC team for agile, threat-based response. If you manage, work in, or are standing up a CSOC, this book is for you. It is also available on MITRE's website, www.mitre.org.