This book gathers the latest research results of scientists from different countries who have made essential contributions to the novel analysis of cyber security. Addressing open problems in the cyber world, the book consists of two parts. Part I focuses on cyber operations as a new tool in global security policy, while Part II focuses on new cyber security technologies when building cyber power capabilities. The topics discussed include strategic perspectives on cyber security and cyber warfare, cyber security implementation, strategic communication, trusted computing, password cracking, systems security and network security among others.
No single nation, culture or religion can achieve peace and security at home while ignoring the terrorist threats posed to others globally. This book presents lectures and a keynote speech delivered as part of the NATO Advanced Training Course (ATC) Countering ISIS Radicalisation in the Region of South-East Europe (CIRACRESEE), held in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia, in April 2017. The main objective of the five-day ATC was to provide participants from the integrated security sector with information and knowledge about global trends with regard to the uses of cyberspace by ISIS, as well as accentuating the importance of the resulting social and technological challenges. An in-depth analysis of how these trends are influencing the region was also performed. The course topic was addressed from strategic/political, legal and technical perspectives, and participants were engaged in creating future regional policy proposals to counter ISIS use of cyberspace by engaging political, strategic, legal and technical components. The 12 selected lectures presented here provide readers with a comprehensive analysis from a socio-cultural, organizational and technological perspective.
In this White Paper, JAPCC looks back at the evolution of Cyberspace within NATO, from the initial use of IT/CIS for basic digital communications needs, through to the declaration of Cyberspace as a Domain of operations. Lessons learned from key events as well as research papers are cited in an assessment that asserts offensive Cyberspace operations and effects are required to have the most effective Cyberspace posture, suggests how they might be applied in Joint Air Power scenarios, and offers that structural models already exist for how this capability might be incorporated into the NATO organization and processes.
The reliance on digital technologies in modern weapons systems - particularly in nuclear weapons systems - has led to growing concerns that cyberattacks may pose additional risks at a time of escalating conflict, which could undermine the confidence needed to make reliable decisions. These risks raise significant doubts as to the reliability and integrity of nuclear weapons systems in a time of crisis, regarding the ability to: a) launch a weapon; b) prevent an inadvertent launch; c) maintain command and control of all military systems; d) transmit information and other communications; and e) the maintenance and reliability of such systems. This paper focuses on cybersecurity and cyber vulnerabilities and argues that the digitization of systems and the use of emerging technologies - while providing several benefits - increase the vulnerabilities to cyberattacks in nuclear weapons systems.
Adopting a multidisciplinary perspective, this book explores the key challenges associated with the proliferation of cyber capabilities. Over the past two decades, a new man-made domain of conflict has materialized. Alongside armed conflict in the domains of land, sea, air, and space, hostilities between different types of political actors are now taking place in cyberspace. This volume addresses the challenges posed by cyberspace hostility from theoretical, political, strategic and legal perspectives. In doing so, and in contrast to current literature, cyber-security is analysed through a multidimensional lens, as opposed to being treated solely as a military or criminal issues, for example. The individual chapters map out the different scholarly and political positions associated with various key aspects of cyber conflict and seek to answer the following questions : do existing theories provide sufficient answers to the current challenges posed by conflict in cyberspace, and, if not, could alternative approaches be developed ?; how do states and non-state actors make use of cyber-weapons when pursuing strategic and political aims ?; and, how does the advent of conflict in cyberspace challenge our established legal framework ? By asking important strategic questions on the theoretical, strategic, ethical and legal implications and challenges of the proliferation of cyber warfare capabilities, the book seeks to stimulate research into an area that has hitherto been neglected.
Cyberspace is one of the major bases of the economic development of industrialized societies and developing. The dependence of modern society in this technological area is also one of its vulnerabilities. Cyberspace allows new power policy and strategy, broadens the scope of the actors of the conflict by offering to both state and non-state new weapons, new ways of offensive and defensive operations. This book deals with the concept of 'information war', covering its development over the last two decades and seeks to answer the following questions : is the control of the information space really possible remains or she a utopia? What power would confer such control, what are the benefits ?
David Clark, Thomas Berson, and Herbert S. Lin, Editors; Committee on Developing a Cybersecurity Primer: Leveraging Two Decades of National Academies Work; Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB); Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (DEPS); National Research Council (2014)
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Includes the following articles:
-A Non-Militarised Approach to Cyber-Security (P. 1 - 9)
-An Exceptional war That Ended in Victory for Estonia or an Ordinary e-Disturbance? Estonian Narratives of the Cyber-Attacks in 2007 (P. 18-25)
-Recent Cyberwar Spectrum and its Analysis (P. 45-53)
-Metrics Framework of Cyber Operations on Command and Control (P. 53-63)
-Governance of CyberSecurity in South Africa (P. 135-145)
-Explaining Politico-Strategic Cyber Security: The Feasibility of Applying Arms Race Theory (P. 151-163)
-Simulation Approach for Military Cyber Operations (P. 180-188)
-A Vulnerability-Based Model of Cyber Weapons and its Implications for Cyber Conflict (P. 198-206)
-Building an Ontology for Cyberterrorism (P. 286-296)
-Cyber Threat at Management in Cognitive Networks (P. 320-329)