Worm: The First Digital World War

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Worm: The First Digital World War tells the story of the Conficker worm, a potentially devastating piece of malware that has baffled experts and infected more than twelve million computers worldwide.

When Conficker was unleashed in November 2008, cybersecurity experts did not know what to make of it. Exploiting security flaws in Microsoft Windows, it grew at an astonishingly rapid rate, infecting millions of computers around the world within weeks. Once the worm infiltrated one system it was able to link it with others to form a single network under illicit outside control known as a “botnet.” This botnet was soon capable of overpowering any of the vital computer networks that control banking, telephones, energy flow, air traffic, health-care information—even the Internet itself. Was it a platform for criminal profit or a weapon controlled by a foreign power or dissident organization?
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New Perspectives Computer Concepts 2016 Enhanced, Comprehensive

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Gain the full understanding of today's digital world with the cohesive framework and logical organization found only in NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2016, ENHANCED, COMPREHENSIVE. This dynamic book provides the latest updates on emerging technology with engaging learning features, informative visuals and hands-on activities proven to increase your understanding. An insightful introduction highlights today's digital evolution, while coverage of social media and online security examines concepts behind today's important trends in technology. You gain insights into the underlying principles supporting the wide scope of digital devices in use today with an emphasis on the connectivity that pervades modern life. This Enhanced Edition includes a new hands-on programming chapter that teaches you how to program using Python™.

Understanding Cyber Conflict: Fourteen Analogies

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Cyber weapons and the possibility of cyber conflict ― including interference in foreign political campaigns, industrial sabotage, attacks on infrastructure, and combined military campaigns ― require policymakers, scholars, and citizens to rethink twenty-first-century warfare. Yet because cyber capabilities are so new and continually developing, there is little agreement about how they will be deployed, how effective they can be, and how they can be managed.

Written by leading scholars, the fourteen case studies in this volume will help policymakers, scholars, and students make sense of contemporary cyber conflict through historical analogies to past military-technological problems. The chapters are divided into three groups. The first ― What Are Cyber Weapons Like? ― examines the characteristics of cyber capabilities and how their use for intelligence gathering, signaling, and precision striking compares with earlier technologies for such missions. The second section ― What Might Cyber Wars Be Like? ― explores how lessons from several wars since the early nineteenth century, including the World Wars, could apply ― or not ― to cyber conflict in the twenty-first century. The final section ― What Is Preventing and/or Managing Cyber Conflict Like? ― offers lessons from past cases of managing threatening actors and technologies.

Critical Infrastructure: Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Third Edition

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In keeping with the fast-changing nature of this field, this third edition has been completely revised and updated. The book includes additional weblinks and all existing weblinks have been verified for accuracy. Three chapters have been renamed to be more reflective of current trends, and several chapters are now consolidated into a single chapter, as the book embraces a new "all-hazards approach" to homeland security, critical infrastructure protection and assurance, and emergency management.