The technological age has forced the U.S. to engage a new set of national security challenges. Several potential adversaries have cyberspace capabilities comparable to those of the U.S., and are constantly conducting surveillance, gathering technical information, and mapping critical nodes that could be exploited in future conflicts. How can the U.S. government best defend against future cyber attacks? Recent policy documents set out a strategy for securing all of cyberspace, which experts argue is impossible to implement, but also unnecessary. This thesis seeks to move the discussion beyond this stalemate by undertaking an analysis of the vulnerability of cyberspace to terrorist attacks. The first analysis examines the Code Red Worm and the Slammer Worm. These two worms were selected because they were highly destructive and spread faster than normal worms, making them well suited for assessing the existing security of computers and networks. The next analysis examines a staged cyber attack on critical infrastructure, entitled Attack Aurora. In the staged Aurora attack, researchers from the Department of Energy’s Idaho lab hacked into a replica of a power plant’s control system. This attack is the most recent staged attack and facilitates an analysis of vulnerabilities of critical infrastructures to cyberterrorism.
This book is about two themes, ICT & Cyber Security Law. The mobile telephone has immense advantages as it enables the user to traverse wherever he desires, and yet communicate with others for businesses or for social interactions; but notwithstanding the advantages of mobile phones, its use has drawbacks which as a matter of necessity, calls for regulatory measures to protect the subscribers, especially in Africa. Hitherto, trade and commerce were facilitated under cumbersome conditions, but with the advent of ICT, the face and nomenclature of business transactions changed irreversibly for better, as contracting partners need not meet one another physically, yet, commercial exchanges running into millions of Dollars could easily be effected. The telecommunications industry could thus be aptly described as the gate-way to the global economy; trade and commerce have surpassed the rudimentary realm and no longer localized as in the past, it has metamorphosed and become internationalized; unfortunately, cyber-criminals capitalize on the advantages occasioned by speed and volume of electronic transactions. This text addresses the foregoing issues and proffers some realistic solutions.
Afin de poser les bases d’une réflexion sur la géopolitique du cyberespace, tout en s’inscrivant dans le cadre de la cyberguerre et la guerre de l’information, cet ouvrage présente une synthèse des multiples définitions et représentations du cyberespace proposées depuis un quart de siècle.
Il expose ensuite les différents acteurs potentiels des cyberconflits qui considèreront le cyberespace comme un domaine à conquérir ou comme un lieu privilégié de manifestation de leurs revendications. L’analyse est illustrée par deux études concrètes sur Hong Kong et la Corée du Nord.
Enfin, Cyberespace et acteurs du cyberconflit confronte les évolutions des concepts, des théories, des idées (littéraires, scientifiques, technologiques, politiques) et des événements (incidents et attaques majeurs).
Daniel Ventre, l’auteur de cet écrit est ingénieur au CNRS, chercheur au CESDIP (Centre de Recherches Sociologiques sur le Droit et les Institutions Pénales). Il est chargé de cours à Télécom ParisTech et à l’ESSEC. Il est l’auteur d’ouvrages et de nombreux articles sur la guerre de l’information et la cyberguerre.
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This book is a multi-disciplinary analysis of cyber warfare, featuring contributions by leading experts from a mixture of academic and professional backgrounds.
Cyber warfare, meaning interstate cyber aggression, is an increasingly important emerging phenomenon in international relations, with state-orchestrated (or apparently state-orchestrated) computer network attacks occurring in Estonia (2007), Georgia (2008) and Iran (2010). This method of waging warfare – given its potential to, for example, make planes fall from the sky or cause nuclear power plants to melt down – has the capacity to be as devastating as any conventional means of conducting armed conflict. Every state in the world now has a cyber-defence programme and over 120 states also have a cyber-attack programme.
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