"The necessary handbook for the 21st century."
--Lewis Shepherd, Chief Tech Officer and Senior Fellow, Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments
"A must-read for policy makers and leaders who need to understand the big-picture landscape of cyber war."
--Jim Stogdill, CTO, Mission Services Accenture
You may have heard about "cyber warfare" in the news, but do you really know what it is? This book provides fascinating and disturbing details on how nations, groups, and individuals throughout the world are using the Internet as an attack platform to gain military, political, and economic advantages over their adversaries. You'll learn how sophisticated hackers working on behalf of states or organized crime patiently play a high-stakes game that could target anyone, regardless of affiliation or nationality.
Inside Cyber Warfare goes beyond the headlines of attention-grabbing DDoS attacks and takes a deep look inside multiple cyber-conflicts that occurred from 2002 through summer 2009.
- Learn how cyber attacks are waged in open conflicts, including recent hostilities between Russia and Georgia, and Israel and Palestine
- Discover why Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal, Vkontakte, and other sites on the social web are mined by the intelligence services of many nations
- Read about China's commitment to penetrate the networks of its technologically superior adversaries as a matter of national survival
- Find out why many attacks originate from servers in the United States, and who's responsible
- Learn how hackers are "weaponizing" malware to attack vulnerabilities at the application level
About the Author
Jeffrey Carr (Principal, GreyLogic) is a cyber intelligence expert, columnist for Symantec's Security Focus, and author who specializes in the investigation of cyber attacks against governments and infrastructures by State and Non-State hackers.
Mr. Carr is the Principal Investigator for Project Grey Goose, an Open Source intelligence investigation into the Russian cyber attacks on Georgia in August, 2008. The Grey Goose Phase I and Phase II reports have been widely read and well-received throughout the Intelligence, Defense, and Law Enforcement agencies of Western governments.
His work has been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, BusinessWeek, Parameters, and Wired.