Introduction to Cyber-Warfare

A Multidisciplinary Approach

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.
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Information security professionals, system administrators. Security managers, security analysts. defense analysts, defense personnel, U.S Cybercom staff


Book information

  • Published: June 2013
  • Imprint: SYNGRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-407814-7


"… Paulo Shakarian, Jana Shakarian, and Andrew Ruef, with backgrounds in the US military, academia, and industry, present a number of case studies of actual incidents of cyber warfare that have actually occurred. Most of these studies concern incidents that have occurred only since 2006 thus refuting the prior common view in the cyber security community that cyber warfare was largely a fiction created by media hype."--Reference & Research Book News, December 2013
"There are still many people who think that the whole concept of cyberwar is overhyped. This book is an excellent counter to that: it shows that cyberwar has the ability to disrupt our lives and our economy, and that it is being fought right now."--Network Security Newsletter, October 2013
"…I think it is a good start point for people to use this in their syllabus for teaching IW/CW today…We need a more informed populace as well as government and I think this book would be a good start."--Krypt3ia blog, August 30, 2013
"This book will give you a good base on the topic of cyber warfare and its different aspects… The military-style approach to the subject turned out to be perfect - the book is a balanced blend of history and technical details that makes it very easy to read.", July 24, 2013
"For Soldiers and leaders engaging in the ongoing battles of cyberspace, this book will be indispensable."--Lieutenant General (ret.) Charles P. Otstott
"The most thorough study to date of the many facets of cyber-warfare - for scholars and practitioners alike."--Gerardo I. Simari, Senior Researcher,
Dept. of Computer Science, University of Oxford

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction

Part I: Cyber Attack

Chapter 2 – Cyber Attack in an Inter-State Conflict

Chapter 3 – Cyber Attack in Conjunction with Conventional Military Operations :

Chapter 4 – Cyber Attack in Support of Information Operations:

Chapter 5 – Cyber Attack Against Internal Dissidents

Chapter 6 – Cyber Attacks by Non-State Hacking Groups

Part II Cyber Espionage and Exploitation

Chapter 7 – Chinese Attributed Cyber Espionage

Chapter 8 – Hacking Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Chapter 9 – Social Network Exploitation: Theory and Practice

Chapter 10 The Next Generation of Cyber Exploitation

Chapter 11 –Chapter 12 – Case Study

Part III

Chapter 11 – Industrial Control Systems

Chapter 12 – Cyber Attacks on the Power Grid

Chapter 13 – Stuxnet

Chapter 14- Conclusion and the Future of Cyber War