CyberWar

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Stuxnet: The True Story Of Hunt And Evolution

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Computer viruses can be confusing. They can also be fascinating. This book is about a notorious computer virus Stuxnet. You might be wondering: there are so many computer viruses, why Stuxnet? What is so special about the Stuxnet computer worm? Stuxnet never managed to become the biggest, the scariest, or the most sophisticated malware. At the same time, because of some unexpected twists of fate, Stuxnet had become much more than just a computer worm. Stuxnet brought from shadows into spotlight some very serious issues with the Internet security ranging from stolen digital certificates and defenselessness of industrial computers to an existence of “gray” market of pre-written software vulnerabilities for sale. Overall, the story of Stuxnet is a story of its evolution from an ordinary malware to a cyber-weapon that was followed by its major transformation into a successful long-term propaganda-weapon.
The appearance of Stuxnet that was loaded with two digital certificates and four previously unknown breaches in Window’s defense raised some painful questions. Who was behind Stuxnet? For how long was this cyber-war going on? Are secure Internet transactions really secure? Can we trust digital certificates? Who is in the business of creating and selling malware to penetrate Internet browsers’ security? The story of the computer worm Stuxnet is full of surprises and unexpected twists that might change your opinion about the present and future of the Internet and the World Wide Web.

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Crafting the InfoSec Playbook: Security Monitoring and Incident Response Master Plan

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Any good attacker will tell you that expensive security monitoring and prevention tools aren’t enough to keep you secure. This practical book demonstrates a data-centric approach to distilling complex security monitoring, incident response, and threat analysis ideas into their most basic elements. You’ll learn how to develop your own threat intelligence and incident detection strategy, rather than depend on security tools alone.

Written by members of Cisco’s Computer Security Incident Response Team, this book shows IT and information security professionals how to create an InfoSec playbook by developing strategy, technique, and architecture.Learn incident response fundamentals—and the importance of getting back to basicsUnderstand threats you face and what you should be protectingCollect, mine, organize, and analyze as many relevant data sources as possibleBuild your own playbook of repeatable methods for security monitoring and responseLearn how to put your plan into action and keep it running smoothlySelect the right monitoring and detection tools for your environmentDevelop queries to help you sort through data and create valuable reportsKnow what actions to take during the incident response phase

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Worm: The First Digital World War

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From the author of Black Hawk Down comes the story of the battle between those determined to exploit the internet and those committed to protect it—the ongoing war taking place literally beneath our fingertips.

The Conficker worm infected its first computer in November 2008 and within a month had infiltrated 1.5 million computers in 195 countries. Banks, telecommunications companies, and critical government networks (including the British Parliament and the French and German military) were infected. No one had ever seen anything like it. By January 2009 the worm lay hidden in at least eight million computers and the botnet of linked computers that it had created was big enough that an attack might crash the world. This is the gripping tale of the group of hackers, researches, millionaire Internet entrepreneurs, and computer security experts who united to defend the Internet from the Conficker worm: the story of the first digital world war.

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Cyber Attacks: How to Protect Yourself NOW in Cyber Warfare

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As the Cyber Attacks heat up and countries like China, Russia and North Korea target the United States, its individuals, banking institutions, military and government agencies become targets on a large scale. A recent ISACA and RSA Conference Survey indicated that 8 out of 10 board of directors are concerned with security. Eighty two (82) percent of organizations predict a cyber attack is likely. It will take a giant army to fight off the new generation of cyber attackers. Encryption, firewalls and authentication may be the first line of defense but you are the first line of defense in your household! The steps you make can affect your family for generations to come. As the first responder in your household, make sure you have the determination, perseverance and basic tools necessary to fight off an attack NOW!

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Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon

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Top cybersecurity journalist Kim Zetter tells the story behind the virus that sabotaged Iran’s nuclear efforts and shows how its existence has ushered in a new age of warfare—one in which a digital attack can have the same destructive capability as a megaton bomb.

In January 2010, inspectors with the International Atomic Energy Agency noticed that centrifuges at an Iranian uranium enrichment plant were failing at an unprecedented rate. The cause was a complete mystery—apparently as much to the technicians replacing the centrifuges as to the inspectors observing them.
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