Iranian Cyber Threat to the U.S. Homeland

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As Iran's illicit nuclear program continues to inflame tensions between Tehran and the West, I am struck by the emergence of another possible avenue of attack emanating from Iran—the possibility that Iran could conduct a cyber attack against the United States homeland. Now, many will discount this threat just as many ignored the possibility that Iran would conduct any kind of attack on American soil. Well, this assumption was proven woefully wrong when last year's plot to kill the Saudi Ambassador was uncovered. Now we are adjusting to a realistic understanding of Iran's intent to conduct terror attacks and to kill innocent Americans in the U.S. homeland, we cannot blind ourselves to this new threat. After all, if Iran is willing to blow up a Washington restaurant, and kill innocent Americans, we would be naive to think that Iran could never conduct a cyber attack against the United States homeland.

Securing the Cloud: Cloud Computer Security Techniques and Tactics

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As companies turn to burgeoning cloud computing technology to streamline and save money, security is a fundamental concern. Loss of certain control and lack of trust make this transition difficult unless you know how to handle it. Securing the Cloud discusses making the move to the cloud while securing your piece of it! The cloud offers flexibility, adaptability, scalability, and in the case of security-resilience. This book details the strengths and weaknesses of securing your company's information with different cloud approaches. Attacks can focus on your infrastructure, communications network, data, or services. The author offers a clear and concise framework to secure your business' assets while making the most of this new technology.

Named The 2011 Best Identity Management Book by InfoSec ReviewsProvides a sturdy and stable framework to secure your piece of the cloud, considering alternate approaches such as private vs. public clouds, SaaS vs. IaaS, and loss of control and lack of trustDiscusses the cloud's impact on security roles, highlighting security as a service, data backup, and disaster recoveryDetails the benefits of moving to the cloud-solving for limited availability of space, power, and storage

Hacking: The Hacking For Beginners Guide To Computer Hacking, How To Hack, And Basic Security

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Are You Looking To Learn About Hacking & Information Security? Have You Ever Wanted To Be a Hacker? Are You Tired Of The Overly Complicated Hacking Books?

Yes, you can learn everything you need to know to dominate and ensure the skills needed to hack! Even if you’ve never hacked, coded, or operated a computer before!
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Cyber War versus Cyber Realities: Cyber Conflict in the International System

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In 2011, the United States government declared a cyber attack as equal to an act of war, punishable with conventional military means. Cyber operations, cyber crime, and other forms of cyber activities directed by one state against another are now considered part of the normal relations range of combat and conflict, and the rising fear of cyber conflict has brought about a reorientation of military affairs. What is the reality of this threat? Is it actual or inflated, fear or fact-based?

Taking a bold stand against the mainstream wisdom, Valeriano and Maness argue that there is very little evidence that cyber war is, or is likely to become, a serious threat. Their claim is empirically grounded, involving a careful analysis of cyber incidents and disputes experienced by international states since 2001, and an examination of the processes leading to cyber conflict.
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Using Bittorent protocol to launch DDoS attacks

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Essay from the year 2012 in the subject Computer Science – IT-Security, , language: English, abstract: In a nutshell what the researcher hopes to achieve by this project is to develop a practical solution to control Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks launched using BitTorrent protocol by tweaking the source code of an existing open source BitTorrent client. Even though BitTorrent is a useful protocol, it could be misused to launch DDoS attacks. Since the number who uses BitTorrent protocol is high, by launching a DDoS the victim's machine could be crippled. Hence as a remedy to the issue this report is formulated so that it discusses how the attacks are done and how it could be prevented. For a simple analogical demonstration of what this attack does, take a look at figure 1 where computer A cannot fulfill the requests of a legit user computer B. this is what DDoS attack does. After enhancing the security architecture of BitTorrent client this problem would not occur hence it is improved to control these attacks.