Five-Dimensional (Cyber) Warfighting: Can The Army After Next Be Defeated Through Complex Concepts and Technologies?

Five-Dimensional (Cyber) Warfighting: Can The Army After Next Be Defeated Through Complex Concepts and Technologies?With the end of the Cold War, U.S. national security perceptions concerning “Who is the threat?” have been thrown into free fall along with those governmental and military institutions meant to contend with it. Resulting from the spreading chaos and ambiguity in the nation-state system, which stem from the simultaneous processes of fragmentation and regionalization, a new question now needs to be asked—“What is the threat?” Increasingly, national security experts have argued that gray area phenomena,“. . . where control has shifted from legitimate governments to new half political, half-criminal powers,” will become the dominant threat.1 Such entities flourish in the growing failed-state operational environment where a condition of “not war–not crime” prevails and nation-state forces operating within it find themselves facing a severe capability gap.2 These entities disregard Western based “laws of war” and “rules of engagement” and are not concerned about such conventions as “legitimacy” or “public opinion.” Of further significance is the recognition that we are beginning the transition from the modern to the postmodern epoch in Western civilization. Past periods of transition such as this have historically witnessed the two collinear trends of the blurring of crime and war, along with shifts in social classes, economic modes, and motive sources which ultimately result in the fall of one civilization and its replacement by another more advanced one. 3 During the earlier shift from the medieval to the modern epoch, three new forms of social and political organization developed dynastic- (proto nation-) states, city-states, and city-leagues—as competitors to the then dominant feudal structure,4 in tandem with the domination of the battlefield by the non state soldier. Ultimately the early nation-state form and its mercenary armies won out over both these competitors and the preexisting civilization based upon Church, empire, and fief. As the shift to the post-modern epoch becomes more pronounced, we can expect similar competitors to the nation-state form and our modern civilization to emerge along with the accompanying non-state soldier. One such projected warmaking entity, “Black,” and its advanced means of waging war will be discussed in this paper. It is based upon an organizational structure far different than the classical hierarchy to which we are accustomed. Rather, it is nonlinear in function, composed of informational paths analogous to webs and nets, and basic units characterized as nodes and free floating cells.5 Such an organizational structure allows for the greater exploitation of postmechanical energy sources, advanced technologies, and new warfighting concepts which will come to dominate what we will term “war” in the decades to come.

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Hybrid and Cyber War As Consequences of the Asymmetry: A Comprehensive Approach Answering Hybrid Actors and Activities in Cyberspace

Hybrid and Cyber War As Consequences of the Asymmetry: A Comprehensive Approach Answering Hybrid Actors and Activities in CyberspaceAll political and military conflicts now have a cyber dimension, the size and impact of which are difficult to predict. Internet-enabled propaganda, espionage and attacks on critical infrastructure can target decision makers, weapons systems and citizens in general, during times of peace or war. Traditional threats to national security now have a digital delivery mechanism which would increase the speed, diffusion and power of an attack. There have been no true cyber wars to date, but cyber battles of great consequence are easy to find. This book is divided into two sections – Strategic Viewpoints and Technical Challenges & Solutions – and highlights the growing connection between computer security and national security.

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Malware: Sobig.F, Computerwurm, Computervirus, Trojanisches Pferd, Backdoor, Conficker, Schadprogramm, GhostNet, Mydoom, Rootkit, Code Red (German Edition)

Malware: Sobig.F, Computerwurm, Computervirus, Trojanisches Pferd, Backdoor, Conficker, Schadprogramm, GhostNet, Mydoom, Rootkit, Code Red (German Edition)Der Erwerb des Buches enthält gleichzeitig die kostenlose Mitgliedschaft im Buchklub des Verlags zum Ausprobieren – dort können Sie von über einer Million Bücher ohne weitere Kosten auswählen. Das Buch besteht aus Wikipedia-Artikeln: Sobig.F, Computerwurm, Computervirus, Trojanisches Pferd, Backdoor, Conficker, Schadprogramm, GhostNet, Mydoom, Rootkit, Code Red, Spyware, Witty-Wurm, Stoned, XCP, Ransomware, Loveletter, (c)Brain, Michelangelo, Drive-by-Download, Tequila, Sasser, Slowloris, Waledac, W32.Blaster, Optix Pro, DLL-Injection, Ramen-Wurm, Vienna-Virus, Bootvirus, 29A, Bagle, Handymalware, Scareware, Archivbombe, Russian Business Network, EICAR-Testdatei, CIH-Virus, Call Home, Back Orifice, NetBus, Lamer Exterminator, Makrovirus, SQL Slammer, Bliss, SubSeven, Look2Me, XM/Compat, Form-Virus, Staog, Kernelvirus, Network Admission Control, TSR-Virus, Rogue-Software, Elk Cloner, Creeper-Virus, Virensignatur, Parity Boot, Bootkit, Browser-Hijacker, Dropper, CommWarrior, Common Malware Enumeration, Linkvirus, Nepenthes, OsxTrojan/1a, MTE, In-the-wild, Malicious Code, Riskware, Netsky, Reaper-Programm,. Online finden Sie die kostenlose Aktualisierung der Bücher. Nicht dargestellt. Auszug: Ein Computerwurm (im Computerkontext kurz Wurm) ist ein Computerprogramm oder Skript mit der Eigenschaft, sich selbst zu vervielfältigen, nachdem er ausgeführt wurde. In Abgrenzung zum Computervirus verbreitet sich der Wurm ohne fremde Dateien oder Bootsektoren mit seinem Code zu infizieren. Würmer verbreiten sich über Netzwerke oder über Wechselmedien wie USB-Sticks. Dafür benötigen sie gewöhnlich (aber nicht zwingend) ein Hilfsprogramm, wie einen Netzwerkdienst oder eine Anwendungssoftware als Schnittstelle zum Netz; für Wechselmedien benötigen sie meist einen Dienst, der nach dem Anschluss des belasteten Mediums den automatischen Start des Wurms ermöglicht (wie Autorun, mitunter auch den aktiven Desktop von Windows). French Navy Rafales planes were unable to take off after military computers were infected by Conficker. Royal Navy and RAF were attacked by a version of Conficker that infected some 24 RAF bases, 75% of the Royal Navy fleet and the Ark Royal aircraft carrier.

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Asymmetric Warfare: Threat and Response in the 21st Century

Asymmetric Warfare: Threat and Response in the 21st CenturyIn recent years, the nature of conflict has changed. Through asymmetric warfare radical groups and weak state actors are using unexpected means to deal stunning blows to more powerful opponents in the West. From terrorism to information warfare, the Wests air power, sea power and land power are open to attack from clever, but much weaker, enemies.

In this clear and engaging introduction, Rod Thornton unpacks the meaning and significance of asymmetric warfare, in both civilian and military realms, and examines why it has become such an important subject for study. He seeks to provide answers to key questions, such as how weaker opponents apply asymmetric techniques against the Western world, and shows how the Wests military superiority can be seriously undermined by asymmetric threats. The book concludes by looking at the ways in which the US, the state most vulnerable to asymmetric attack, is attempting to cope with some new battlefield realities.

This is an indispensable guide to one of the key topics in security studies today.

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Cyber Commander’s Handbook

Cyber Commander's HandbookThe global reliance on computers, networks and systems continues to grow. As our dependency grows so do the threats that target our military s Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems as well as the operational components and electronic controls for our critical infrastructure. Over the past decade we have experienced a substantial rise in the complexity and sophistication of cyber attacks as well as a frightening increase in the impact of some of the attacks. Every computer is a potential cyber weapon waiting to be loaded and used by extremists, criminals, terrorists and rogue nation states. As the world becomes more and more dependent on computers and information technology, the greater the risk of cyber attacks. Government and military leaders now face this fact and our critical systems and infrastructure remain at great risk! This risk has made the ability to defend these critical systems and direct cyber attacks core capabilities required for the modern military. In the age of cyber conflict, leaders need to understand the weapons and strategies used to wage this rapidly evolving type of warfare. This handbook will provide the background needed to understand the new world of cyber warfare, define the tools and techniques for offensive and defensive action, and provide insight into the strategies behind building a dynamic and relevant cyber warfare capability.

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