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
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About the Author
Company Website: http://www.elastica.net
Personal Website: http://adityaksood.secniche.orgDr. Richard Enbody is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He joined the faculty in 1987 after earning his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota. Richard received his B.A. in Mathematics from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota in 1976, and spent six years teaching high school mathematics in Vermont and New Hampshire. Richard has published research in a variety of areas, but mostly in computer security and computer architecture. He holds two nanotechnology patents from his collaboration with Physicists. Together with Bill Punch he published a textbook using Python in CS1: The Practice of Computing Using Python (Addison-Wesley, 2010), now in its second edition. When not teaching, Richard plays hockey, squash, canoes, as well as a host of family activities.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Intelligence Gathering
Chapter3: Infecting the Target
Chapter 4: System Exploitation
Chapter 5: Data Exfiltration Mechanisms
Chapter 6: Maintaining Control and Lateral Movement
Chapter 7: Why are Targeted Cyber Attacks Easy to Conduct?
Chapter 8: Challenges and Countermeasures
Chapter 9: Conclusion