Introduction to Cyber-Warfare

Paulo Shakarian, Jana Shakarian, Andrew Ruef

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Cyber Warfare conducted by organizations such as Anonymous and LulzSec and by nation states such as China, China, India, Iran, North Korea and the United States (Stuxnet) has become a global problem threatening governments, corporations and individuals. According to a recent analysis the global market for Cyber Warfare consulting, product development and protective services will reach a value of $15.9 billion in 2012. This in-depth text on cyber warfare written by experts on the front lines, explores the cutting edge world of cyber-warfare through the use of recent case studies such as cyber-attack conducted by large, powerful, non-state hacking organizations such as " Anonymous "and "LulzSec "and cyber-espionage and exploitation attempts that are sponsored by nations, such as China, Iran and North Korea and the recent Stuxnet attack. These topics and other s are discussed not only from a computer security perspective but also from multi-disciplinary approach including policy, military, sociological, and scientific aspects. Provides a multi-disciplinary approach to Cyber Warfare analyzing the information technology, military, policy, social, and scientific issues that are in play. Presents detailed case studies of cyber-attack including inter-state cyber-conflict (Russia-Estonia), cyber-attack as an element of an information operations strategy (Israel-Hezbollah, ) and cyber-attack as a tool against dissidents within a state (Russia, Iran) Explores cyber-attack conducted by large, powerful, non-state hacking organizations such as "Anonymous "and "LulzSec " Covers cyber-attacks directed against infrastructure such including but not limited to water treatment plants, power-grid and a detailed account on "Stuxent".

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherElsevier Inc.
ISBN (Print)9780124078147
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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