Surviving Cyberwar

Surviving Cyberwar

by Richard Stiennon

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Surviving Cyberwar by Richard Stiennon

Military and intelligence leaders agree that the next major war is not likely to be fought on the battleground but in cyberspace. Recent cyber attacks on U.S. government departments and the Pentagon corroborate this claim. Every day, thousands of attempts are made to hack into America's critical infrastructure. These attacks, if successful, could have devastating consequences. In Surviving Cyberwar, author Richard Stiennon examines cyber threats and where they come from, and explains how defensive technologies can be used to counter cyber attacks and to secure American infrastructure.

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. This text is a stimulating and informative look at one of the gravest threats to homeland security today. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with the current geopolitical state of affairs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605906881
Publisher: Government Institutes
Publication date: 05/16/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Richard Stiennon, security expert and industry analyst, is known for shaking up the industry and providing actionable guidance to vendors and end users. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer for Blancco Technology Group, a London listed company specializing in data erasure products. He is also the Director of the International Data Sanitization Consortium and sits on the electronic waste standard, R2’s, board of advisors. He was Chief Marketing Officer for Fortinet, Inc. the leading UTM vendor. Prior to that he was VP Threat Research at Webroot Software where he followed and wrote about the rising tide of spyware.
Before Webroot, Mr. Stiennon was VP Research at Gartner Inc. where he covered security topics including firewalls, intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, security consulting, and managed security services for the Security and Privacy group. He is a holder of Gartner's Thought Leadership award and was named "One of the 50 most powerful people in Networking" by NetworkWorld Magazine. In November 2009, he was named by SC Magazine as a security industry pioneer.
Mr. Stiennon has presented in 28 countries on six continents. His speaking engagements have included:
Mr. Stiennon has written for Network World (IDG) and CIOUpdate (Jupiter Media)
Mr. Stiennon earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, and an MA in War in the modern World from King’s College, London. He holds two patents.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Introduction vii

1 Titan Rain and Shawn Carpenter 1

2 The Red Wars 11

3 Countering Cyber Espionage 19

4 Toppling E-Mail Servers 33

5 The Pentagon 45

6 Geopolitical Cyber Hot Spots 51

7 DDOS Defense 61

8 Crowd Sourcing Cyber Attacks 73

9 Oh Estonia 85

10 Cyberwar Cuts a Swath Through Eastern Europe 91

11 Georgia: The First Cyberwar 95

12 Conflict Causes Change 105

13 Four Pillars of Cyberwar 115

14 Cyber Preparedness 131

15 Repercussions 143

Bibliography 157

Notes 161

Index 165

About the Author 169

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