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Inside Cyber Warfare book review

by Richard Ibbotson

If you know very little about network security, this is the book for you. It gives a useful introduction to the concepts of black hats and script kiddies and the work of terrorists…

Details:cyberwarfare
Price £30.99
Author Jeffrey Carr
Publisher O’Reilly
ISBN 978-0596802158

If you know very little about network security, this is the book for you. It gives a useful introduction to the concepts of black hats and script kiddies and the work of terrorists. The author, a cyber-intelligence expert, starts by giving an account of the transformation from the old-fashioned electronic warfare of the 20th century into the present-day cyber-warfare where anything can happen. The second chapter gives a US perspective of the legal status of dealing with network security risks. However, this should serve as a worthwhile primer to further reading. Chapter 7, ‘Follow the money’, introduces the concept of budget: is your attacker a script kiddie having some fun, or a spy or terrorist funded by a foreign government ? Part 8 covers some simple ideas about organised crime. Later on the threat landscape is shown along with some ideas about military doctrine and misdirection and disinformation. A cyber early warning model in chapter 12 gives some useful hints. Overall, this helpful publication covers aspects of the Wild West frontier that is the internet of the present day.
Richard Ibbotson

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