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By Michael Erbschloe, John Vacca

One other free up in our well known "Computer global: Books for IT Leaders" sequence, info battle explains the methodologies in the back of hacks and cyber assaults and gives protecting thoughts and counter measures designed to assist businesses live on infrastructure assaults, army conflicts, aggressive intelligence collecting, financial struggle, and company espionage. The authors are well known experts--Michael Erbschloe has connections with the govt and is understood for his research of the affection malicious program.

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Yes, move forward with the treaties, but as in the nuclear arms race and the Cold War, we must be prepared to defend the infrastructure of information technology and we must be prepared for information 19 20 Information Warfare: How to Survive Cyber Attacks warfare. The process of defense goes beyond just watching the gate. We must be prepared to counterattack and to locate—and if necessary, physically eliminate—information warriors, terrorists, or rogue criminals who attack the information infrastructure of computer-dependent nations.

This is most likely to occur because of the attacks of terrorists, rogues, and amateurs who enjoy embarrassing government organizations and private companies. Revealing customers’ private data, for example, can cause not only tremendous embarrassment, but also result in long-term damages in the form of individual lawsuits or class action suits. During military offensive actions, it is most likely that records and systems will be destroyed during attacks. However, under certain containment information warfare strategies or when trying to contain an aggressor nation, governments can gain leverage by obtaining information on powerful government leaders, military commanders, and private individuals in target countries.

These could include viruses or other destructive codes launched into corporate systems. The potential impact of information warfare strategies on private companies in fullscale wars and less than full-scale wars is shown in Table 1-5. The economic impact of information warfare is examined in Chapter 2, and the information warfare arsenal and tactics of private companies are examined in Chapter 7. Table 1-5: The Potential Impact of Information Warfare Strategies on Private Companies Type Potential Direct Impact in Full-Scale Wars Potential Indirect Impact in Less than Full-Scale Wars Offensive ruinous Destructive attacks on corporate systems by aggressors Residual viruses or other destructive codes launched during attacks, or loss of communications systems Offensive containment Destructive attacks on corporate systems by aggressors Residual viruses or other destructive code launched during attacks, or loss of communications systems Information Warfare: A New Framework for Analysis Table 1-5 Continued: The Potential Impact of Information Warfare Strategies on Private Companies Type Potential Direct Impact in Full-Scale Wars Potential Indirect Impact in Less than Full-Scale Wars Sustained terrorist Repeated or sustained destructive targeted attacks on corporate systems by terrorist groups Hit by viruses and other destructive code launched to attack general populations,or loss of communications systems Random terrorist Random destructive targeted attacks on corporate systems by terrorist groups Hit by viruses and other destructive code launched to attack general populations,or loss of communications systems Defensive preventive Accidental disruption of communications during the initiation of preventive measures Accidental disruption of communications during the initiation of preventive measures Defensive ruinous Destructive attacks on corporate systems by attacked nations to destroy an aggressor Hit by viruses and other destructive code launched during defensive responses,or loss of communications systems Defensive responsive containment Destructive attacks on corporate systems from nations attempting to contain an aggressor Hit by viruses and other destructive code launched during defensive responses,or loss of communications systems Sustained rogue Repeated or sustained targeted attacks on corporate systems by criminal groups Hit by viruses and other destructive code launched to attack general populations,or loss of communications systems Random rogue Random targeted attacks on corporate systems by criminal groups Hit by viruses and other destructive code launched to attack general populations,or loss of communications systems Amateur rogue Random targeted attacks on corporate systems by amateur groups Hit by viruses and other destructive code launched to attack general populations,or loss of communications systems The likelihood of being targeted by a terrorist or rogue group of information warriors during an all-out attack on a country is very high.

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