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Targeted Cyber Attacks

Targeted Cyber Attacks Book
Author : Aditya Sood,Richard Enbody
Publisher : Syngress Press
Release : 2014-04-18
ISBN : 9780128006047
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cyber-crime increasingly impacts both the online and offline world, and targeted attacks play a significant role in disrupting services in both. Targeted attacks are those that are aimed at a particular individual, group, or type of site or service. Unlike worms and viruses that usually attack indiscriminately, targeted attacks involve intelligence-gathering and planning to a degree that drastically changes its profile. Individuals, corporations, and even governments are facing new threats from targeted attacks. Targeted Cyber Attacks examines real-world examples of directed attacks and provides insight into what techniques and resources are used to stage these attacks so that you can counter them more effectively. A well-structured introduction into the world of targeted cyber-attacks Includes analysis of real-world attacks Written by cyber-security researchers and experts

Responding to Targeted Cyberattacks

Responding to Targeted Cyberattacks Book
Author : ISACA
Publisher : ISACA
Release : 2013-05-07
ISBN : 1604203366
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Targeted Cyber Attacks

Targeted Cyber Attacks Book
Author : Aditya Sood,Richard Enbody
Publisher : Syngress
Release : 2014-04-18
ISBN : 0128006196
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cyber-crime increasingly impacts both the online and offline world, and targeted attacks play a significant role in disrupting services in both. Targeted attacks are those that are aimed at a particular individual, group, or type of site or service. Unlike worms and viruses that usually attack indiscriminately, targeted attacks involve intelligence-gathering and planning to a degree that drastically changes its profile. Individuals, corporations, and even governments are facing new threats from targeted attacks. Targeted Cyber Attacks examines real-world examples of directed attacks and provides insight into what techniques and resources are used to stage these attacks so that you can counter them more effectively. A well-structured introduction into the world of targeted cyber-attacks Includes analysis of real-world attacks Written by cyber-security researchers and experts

Three Essays on International Cyber Threats

Three Essays on International Cyber Threats Book
Author : Jacob A. Mauslein
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As the Internet is progressively integrated into industrial and defense-related networks around the globe, it is becoming increasingly important to understand how state and sub-state groups can use Internet vulnerabilities as a conduit of attack. The current social science literature on cyber threats is largely dominated by descriptive, U.S.-centric research. While this scholarship is important, the findings are not generalizable and fail to address the global aspects of network vulnerabilities. As a result, this dissertation employs a unique dataset of cyber threats from around the world, spanning from 1990 to 2011. This dataset allows for three diverse empirical studies to be conducted. The first study investigates the political, social, and economic characteristics that increase the likelihood of a state being targeted for cyber threats. The results show that different state characteristics are likely to influence the forms of digital attack targeting. For example, states that experience increases in GDP per capita and military size are more likely to be targeted for cyber attacks. Inversely, states that experience increases in GDP per capita and those that are more democratic are less likely to be targeted for cyber terrorism. The second study investigates the role that international rivalries play in cyber threat targeting. The results suggest that states in rivalries may have more reason to strengthen their digital security, and rival actors may be cautious about employing serious, threatening forms of cyber activity against foes because of concerns about escalation. The final study, based upon the crisis bargaining theory, seeks to determine if cyber threat targeting decreases private information asymmetry and therefore decreases conflict participation. Empirical results show that the loss of digital information via cyber means may thus illicit a low intensity threat or militarized action by a target state, but it also simultaneously increases the likelihood that a bargain may be researched, preventing full scale war by reducing the amount of private information held between parties.

Defending Dissidents from Targeted Digital Surveillance

Defending Dissidents from Targeted Digital Surveillance Book
Author : William Russell Marczak
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Computer security research devotes extensive efforts to protecting individuals against indiscriminate, large-scale attacks such as those used by cybercriminals. Recently, the problem of protecting institutions against targeted attacks conducted by nation-states (so-called "Advanced Persistent Threats") has likewise elicited significant research interest. Where these two problem domains intersect, however--targeted cyber attacks by nation-states against individuals--has received little significant, methodical research attention. This new problem space poses challenges that are both technically complex and of significant real-world importance. In this thesis, we undertake to characterize the emergent problem space of nation-state Internet attacks against individuals engaged in pro-democracy or opposition movements. We first present several years of research we have conducted into cases from two Middle Eastern countries, in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. Leveraging our connections in Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, we encouraged potential targets to send us any ``suspicious'' electronic communications they received. Dissidents forward us messages with malicious attachments, links, and other content designed to deanonymize them and break into their computers and phones. Strong circumstantial evidence ties some of these messages to specific nation-state attackers. We frame the nature of these attacks, and the technology and infrastructure used to conduct them, in the context of their impacts on real people. Building on our understanding of attacks targeting dissidents, we engaged with 30 potential targets of Middle Eastern and Horn of Africa-based governments, in order to better understand subjects' perceptions of the risks associated with their online activity. We interviewed subjects, and examined settings and software on their computers and phones. Our data illuminate the ways that dissidents are vulnerable to the types of attacks employed by nation-states. Informed by our fieldwork, we developed \tool, a defensive approach that readily integrates with targets' workflow to provide near real-time scanning of email messages to check for threats. Our prototype implementation of \tool currently protects 36 subjects, and has found a number of attacks both from scans of past message archives and in live activity.

Developing of a Methodology for Evaluation of Targeted Cyber Attacks Using Exploits on ARM based Industrial IoT Devices

Developing of a Methodology for Evaluation of Targeted Cyber Attacks Using Exploits on ARM based Industrial IoT Devices Book
Author : Christian Roth
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Attribution of Advanced Persistent Threats

Attribution of Advanced Persistent Threats Book
Author : Timo Steffens
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-07-20
ISBN : 3662613131
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An increasing number of countries develop capabilities for cyber-espionage and sabotage. The sheer number of reported network compromises suggests that some of these countries view cyber-means as integral and well-established elements of their strategical toolbox. At the same time the relevance of such attacks for society and politics is also increasing. Digital means were used to influence the US presidential election in 2016, repeatedly led to power outages in Ukraine, and caused economic losses of hundreds of millions of dollars with a malfunctioning ransomware. In all these cases the question who was behind the attacks is not only relevant from a legal perspective, but also has a political and social dimension. Attribution is the process of tracking and identifying the actors behind these cyber-attacks. Often it is considered an art, not a science. This book systematically analyses how hackers operate, which mistakes they make, and which traces they leave behind. Using examples from real cases the author explains the analytic methods used to ascertain the origin of Advanced Persistent Threats.

Cyber Attacks and the Exploitable Imperfections of International Law

Cyber Attacks and the Exploitable Imperfections of International Law Book
Author : Yaroslav Radziwill
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2015-07-24
ISBN : 9004298304
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cyber-Attacks and the Exploitable Imperfections of International Law reveals elements of existing jus ad bellum and jus in bello regimes that are unable to accommodate the threats posed by cyber-attacks. It maps out legal gaps, deficiencies, and uncertainties, which international actors may seek to exploit to their political benefit.

Addressing Urgent Cyber Threats to Critical Infrastructure

Addressing Urgent Cyber Threats to Critical Infrastructure Book
Author : Department of Homeland Security,U. S. Government
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-06-03
ISBN : 9781983066931
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Our review of hundreds of studies and interviews with 38 cyber and industry experts revealed an echo chamber, loudly reverberating what needs to be done to secure critical U.S. infrastructure against aggressive and targeted cyber attacks. Cyber is the sole arena where private companies are the front line of defense in a nation-state attack on U.S. infrastructure. When a cyber attack can deliver the same damage or consequences as a kinetic attack, it requires national leadership and close coordination of our collective resources, capabilities, and authorities. The National Security Council (NSC) tasked the President's National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) with examining how Federal authorities and capabilities can best be applied to support cybersecurity of high-risk assets. We reviewed a comprehensive dataset of more than 140 Federal capabilities and authorities, demonstrating impressive depth and complexity of Federal resources. We believe the U.S. government and private sector collectively have the tremendous cyber capabilities and resources needed to defend critical private systems from aggressive cyber attacks-provided they are properly organized, harnessed, and focused. Today, we're falling short. NIAC details 11 recommendations. The first is perhaps the most innovative: Establish SEPARATE, SECURE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS specifically designated for the most critical cyber networks, including "dark fiber" networks for critical control system traffic and reserved spectrum for backup communications during emergencies. Contents * Executive Summary: Imperative Takeaways * Introduction * Our Task * Our Assessment * Recommendations and Supporting Findings * Moving Forward: Fundamental Change * Appendix A. Study Methodology * Appendix B. Acknowledgements * Appendix C. Urgency of Cyber Threats to Critical Sectors * Appendix D. National Cyber Governance: United Kingdom and Israeli Models * Appendix E. References

Cyber Threats to the Mining Industry

Cyber Threats to the Mining Industry Book
Author : Numaan Huq
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The mining industry is under threat from cyber attacks aimed at exploiting its strategic position in global supply chains. Early in our explorations within this sector we discovered that the risks and opportunities for exploitation are very large, yet there seems to be extreme reluctance in talking about it. What we are dealing with here are very targeted and coordinated cyber attacks launched by a broad set of attacker groups ranging from hacktivists to hostile governments and organized criminals, that : a. on the one hand have learned how to leverage the significant role that mining commodities play in regional and global supply chains and for national economies, and b. on the other hand are exploiting the vulnerabilities that mining companies are exposed to due to heavy reliance on integrated and automated systems. This research paper sets out from explaining how different industries have become viable targets for a broad set of cyber actors and looks at the mining industry as a prime case of an industry that is starting to deal with this type of threat. The mining industry is expansive, therefore, the focus of this paper is to examine aspects of the mining industry that are relevant to cyber espionage and attack campaigns and understand what the different types of actors are intent on gaining from such activity. We will not look at any specific APT campaigns but examine potential damages industry-targeted cyber espionage/attack campaigns can wreak and their consequences for the business at large. We leave the detail-oriented considerations in the hands of IT-security professionals who work in the mining industry and round up this paper with a few recommendations for baseline defensive strategies.

In the Dark

In the Dark Book
Author : Stewart Abercrombie Baker,Natalia Filipiak,Katrina Timlin,McAfee, Inc
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A year ago, the McAfee report, "In the Crossfire: Critical Infrastructure in the Age of Cyberwar," showed just how vulnerable critical infrastructure around the world is to cyberattack. In the year since that report, Stuxnet has transformed the threat landscape. It was a sophisticated, successful, weapon with a single purpose -- sabotaging an I ndustrial control system. This year, in a sequel report, we focused on the critical civilian infrastructure that depends most heavily on industrial control systems. As with the first report, we used survey data, research, and interviews to obtain a detailed picture of cyber risks in these sectors. The sectors on which this report focuses -- power, oil, gas, and water -- may well be the first targets for a serious cyberattack. What we found is that they are not ready. The professionals charged with protecting these systems report that the threat has accelerated -- but the response has not. Cyberexploits and attacks are already widespread. Whether it is cybercriminals engaged in theft or extortion, or foreign governments preparing sophisticated exploits like Stuxnet, cyberattackers have targeted critical infrastructure.

Cyber Security The short guide to get started

Cyber Security  The short guide to get started  Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Datplan
Release : 2019-07-21
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cybersecurity and cyber risk are an organization's greatest threat in today's online environment. Understanding cybercrime, who is targeted, the impact of a cyber attack and what risk management steps can be taken to safeguard an organization's assets is now fundamental for any size or type of organization. This book lays out the core areas of risk, how a cybercriminal may exploit these areas and what needs to be introduced by an organization to help protect its assets against threats. Datplan's Coffee Book Range gives the core content for understanding, policy and procedure implementation and, user education, all for the price of a coffee and should be readable over that coffee.

Application Based Measures for Developing Cyber Resilient Control and Protection Schemes in Power Networks

Application Based Measures for Developing Cyber Resilient Control and Protection Schemes in Power Networks Book
Author : Amir Ameli
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Electric power systems are a part of the most-crucial infrastructure on which societies depend. In order to operate efficiently and reliably, the physical layer in large electric power networks is coupled with a cyber system of information and communication technologies, which includes compound devices and schemes, such as SCADA systems and IEDs. These communication-base schemes and components are mainly a part of protection and control systems, which are known as the backbones of power networks, since the former detects abnormal conditions and returns the system to its normal state by initiating a quick corrective action, and the latter preserves the integrity of the system and stabilizes it following physical disturbances. This dissertation concentrates on the cyber-security of protection and control systems in power networks by unveiling a vulnerable protective relay, i.e., the LCDR, and a susceptible controller, i.e., the AGC system, and proposing application-based measures for making them resilient against cyber threats. LCDRs are a group of protective relays that are highly dependent on communication systems, since they require time-synchronized remote measurements from all terminals of the line they are protecting. In AC systems, this type of relay is widely used for protecting major transmission lines, particularly higher voltage ones carrying giga-watts of power. On the other hand, due to the limitations of other protection schemes, LCDRs has been identified as a reliable protection for medium-voltage lines in DC systems. Therefore, the cyber-security of LCDRs is of great importance. On this basis, this dissertation first shows the problem in both AC and DC systems and reveals the consequences and destructiveness of cyber-attacks against LCDRs through case studies. Then, it presents three solutions to address his problem, two for AC networks and one for DC grids. For AC systems, this dissertation presents two methods, one that can be used for SV-based LCDRs, and another one that works for both SV-based and phasor-based relays. Both methods are initiated after LCDRs pickup, to confirm the occurrence of faults and differentiate them from cyber-attacks. To detect attacks, the first method compares the estimated and locally-measured voltages at LCDR's local terminal during faults for both PS and NS. To estimate the local voltage for each sequence, the proposed technique uses an UIO, the state-space model of the faulty line, and remote and local measurements, all associated with that sequence. The difference between the measured and estimated local voltages for each sequence remains close to zero during real internal faults because, in this condition, the state-space model based on which the UIO operates correctly represents the line. Nevertheless, the state-space model mismatch during attacks leads to a large difference between measured and estimated values in both sequences. The second proposed method for an AC LCDR detects attacks by comparing the calculated and locally-measured superimposed voltages in each sequence after the relay picks up. A large difference between the calculated and measured superimposed voltages in any sequence reveals that the remote current measurements are not authentic. Given that local measurements cannot be manipulated by cyber-attacks, any difference between the calculated and measured superimposed voltages is due to the inauthenticity of remote current measurements. The proposed method for DC LCDRs is comprised of POCs installed in series with each converter. During faults, the resultant RLC circuit causes the POCs to resonate and generate a damped sinusoidal component with a specific frequency. However, this specific frequency is not generated during cyber-attacks or other events. Thus, LCDRs' pickup without detecting this specific frequency denotes a cyber-attack. Given that the frequency extraction process is carried out locally by each LCDR, the proposed approach cannot be targeted by cyber-attacks. On the other hand, an AGC system, which is the secondary controller of the LFC system, is a communication-dependent vulnerable controller that maintains tie-lines' power at their scheduled values and regulates grid frequency by adjusting the set-points of a power plant's governors. This dissertation proves the destructiveness of cyber-attacks against AGC systems by proposing a SHA that disrupts the normal operation of the AGC system quickly and undetectably. Afterwards, two methods are proposed for detecting and identifying intrusions against AGC systems and making them attack-resilient. Both methods work without requiring load data in the system, in contrast to other methods presented in the literature. To detect attacks, the first method estimates the LFC system's states using a UIO, and calculates the UIO's RF, defined as the difference between the estimated and measured states. In normal conditions, the estimated and measured values for LFC states are ideally the same. Therefore, an increase in the UIO's RF over a predefined threshold signifies an attack. This method also identifies attacks, i.e., determines which system parameter(s) is (are) targeted, by designing a number of identification UIOs. The general idea behind the second proposed method for detecting and identifying attacks against AGC systems is similar to the first one; yet, the second one takes into account the effect of noise as well. Therefore, instead of a UIO, the second method utilizes a SUIE for estimating the states of the LFC system and minimizing the effect of noise on the estimated states. Similarly, increasing the SUIE's RF over a predefined threshold indicates the occurrence of an attack.

SECURITY IN SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING AN ANALYSIS OF NEW ATTACK AND DEFENSE VECTORS

SECURITY IN SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING   AN ANALYSIS OF NEW ATTACK AND DEFENSE VECTORS  Book
Author : Stefan Achleitner
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Software Defined Networking (SDN) is a novel concept in computer networks that enables a central controlling platform to dynamically program the data-plane of a network with the usage of flow rules. This separation of the control- and data-plane provides a framework for the implementation of novel network applications.This dissertation investigates the potential of Software Defined Networking in the security domain of computer networks. By considering two aspects, "Security through SDN" and "Security of SDN", we demonstrate the ability to implement novel defense systems on the basis of SDN as well as discuss how advanced adversaries are able to attack the core parts of an SDN. This analysis motivates the development of a novel security framework which is able to generate network configurations for SDNs that meet defined security properties.In particular, we investigate network reconnaissance which is performed by malicious insiders and is a pre-phase of advanced targeted cyber attacks. Network virtualization techniques, such as SDN, provide the ability to deploy novel defense mechanisms which hide crucial system information from attackers, while maintaining a high quality of system performance for legitimate users. We discuss the development and implementation process of such a system in this dissertation.Attacks such as denial of service, that are launched on SDN-enabled networks may affect current flows traversing the network and disrupt the provided services. For a quick and successful reconfiguration of an SDN-enabled network to reestablish the network services after a cyber attack a deep analysis of the process to deploy a flow rule based network configuration on the data-plane is necessary. We analyze the dominating factors of the network configuration time in SDN and propose optimization models and algorithms to minimize the required time to compute and deploy flow rule based network configurations. We demonstrate that our approach is able to minimize the time required to recover after a cyber attack causing certain network resources to suddenly become unavailable.While SDN provides a platform for the development of novel defense approaches, weaknesses arise if attackers apply advanced techniques, such as network forensics, to exploit the configuration details of SDN-based applications.To demonstrate that network virtualization, with the use of SDN, extends the attack surface of traditional networks, we show that adversaries are able to reconstruct the details of SDN flow rules on the data-plane and exploit the collected information to launch targeted cyber attacks.Adversaries performing advanced network forensics as well as numerous other attack strategies on SDN, pursue different goals but are all based on a small set of attack techniques. Once untrusted nodes are in the perimeter of a network, actions such as probing and transmission of spoofed packets can be performed, which often lead to severe security issues. While novel network architectures such as Software Defined Networking (SDN) are sensitive to attacks involving lateral movement and spoofed traffic they also provide a framework to enforce flow isolation between and across network devices with a fine granularity. To ensure secure information flow between entities a framework that guarantees flow isolation has to implement a proven security policy such as multilevel security (MLS). To achieve secure information flow in a network we introduce a framework, MLSNet, that will find a network configuration given a security lattice, a network topology and a labeling of nodes that guarantees an assignment of flows in the network compliant with an MLS policy. To automatically generate such a configuration we provide two optimization models to compute a network configuration that meets the defined security constraints.We further identify a set of principles for the construction of secure SDN flow rules to deploy a policy compliant configuration on the data-plane.The security issues pointed out in this work motivate the requirement for agile and advanced defense approaches which are able to dynamically react to cyber attacks not addressed by traditional defense mechanisms. The analysis of attack and defense techniques presented in this dissertation are going beyond traditional mechanisms, and additionally consider the impact, in terms of performance, on the provided services and virtualized resources.

Cybersecurity for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

Cybersecurity for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities Book
Author : Luis Ayala
Publisher : Apress
Release : 2016-09-06
ISBN : 1484221559
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Learn how to detect and prevent the hacking of medical equipment at hospitals and healthcare facilities. A cyber-physical attack on building equipment pales in comparison to the damage a determined hacker can do if he/she gains access to a medical-grade network as a medical-grade network controls the diagnostic, treatment, and life support equipment on which lives depend. News reports inform us how hackers strike hospitals with ransomware that prevents staff from accessing patient records or scheduling appointments. Unfortunately, medical equipment also can be hacked and shut down remotely as a form of extortion. Criminal hackers will not ask for a $500 payment to unlock an MRI, PET or CT scan, or X-ray machine—they will ask for much more. Litigation is bound to follow and the resulting punitive awards will drive up hospital insurance costs and healthcare costs in general. This will undoubtedly result in increased regulations for hospitals and higher costs for compliance. Unless hospitals and other healthcare facilities take the steps necessary to secure their medical-grade networks, they will be targeted for cyber-physical attack, possibly with life-threatening consequences. Cybersecurity for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities is a wake-up call explaining what hackers can do, why hackers would target a hospital, the way hackers research a target, ways hackers can gain access to a medical-grade network (cyber-attack vectors), and ways hackers hope to monetize their cyber-attack. By understanding and detecting the threats, you can take action now—before your hospital becomes the next victim. What You Will Learn: Determine how vulnerable hospital and healthcare building equipment is to cyber-physical attack Identify possible ways hackers can hack hospital and healthcare facility equipment Recognize the cyber-attack vectors—or paths by which a hacker or cracker can gain access to a computer, a medical-grade network server, or expensive medical equipment in order to deliver a payload or malicious outcome Detect and prevent man-in-the-middle or denial-of-service cyber-attacks Find and prevent hacking of the hospital database and hospital web application Who This Book Is For: Hospital administrators, healthcare professionals, hospital & healthcare facility engineers and building managers, hospital & healthcare facility IT professionals, and HIPAA professionals

Cyber attacks and Cryptocurrencies

Cyber attacks and Cryptocurrencies Book
Author : Guglielmo Maria Caporale,Woo-Young Kang,Fabio Spagnolo,Nicola Spagnolo
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This paper provides some comprehensive evidence on the effects of cyber-attacks on the returns, realized volatility and trading volume of five of the main cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, XRP and Stellar) in 99 developed and developing countries. More specifically, it investigates the effects of four different types of cyber-attacks (cyber-crime, cyber-espionage, hacktivism and cyber-warfare) on four target sectors (government, industry, finance and cryptocurrency exchange). We find that in the US cyber security firms tend to overreact to cyberattacks affecting cryptocurrencies and more wealth is spent on cyber security compared to other countries. Both hacktivism and cyber-warfare have a significant impact on cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrency exchanges are more vulnerable to cyber-attacks in non-US countries and in the presence of high economic uncertainty and less so if the industry sector is already being targeted. Finally, cryptocurrency investors exhibit risk-loving behaviour when the hash rate and cryptocurrency returns increase and risk-averse one when cyber-attacks target the financial and industry sectors and economic uncertainty is high.n.

Digital Resilience

Digital Resilience Book
Author : Ray Rothrock
Publisher : AMACOM
Release : 2018-04-19
ISBN : 081443925X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the Digital Age of the twenty-first century, the question is not if you will be targeted, but when. For an enterprise to be fully prepared for the immanent attack, it must be actively monitoring networks, taking proactive steps to understand and contain attacks, enabling continued operation during an incident, and have a full recovery plan already in place. Are you prepared? If not, where does one begin?Cybersecurity expert Ray Rothrock has provided for businesses large and small a must-have resource that highlights the tactics used by today’s hackers, vulnerabilities lurking in networks, and strategies not just for surviving attacks, but actually thriving while under assault. Businesses and individuals will understand better the threats they face, be able to identify and address weaknesses, and respond to exploits swiftly and effectively.From data theft to downed servers, from malware to human error, cyber events can be triggered anytime from anywhere around the globe. Digital Resilience provides the resilience-building strategies your business needs to prevail--no matter what strikes.

Foreign Cyber Threats to the United States

Foreign Cyber Threats to the United States Book
Author : Committee on Armed Services United State
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-10-10
ISBN : 9781698855868
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Every American should be alarmed by Russia's attacks on our Nation. There is no national security interest more vital to the United States of America than the ability to hold free and fair elections without foreign interference. That is why Congress must set partisanship aside, follow the facts, and work together to devise comprehensive solutions to deter, defend against and, when necessary, respond to foreign cyber attacks. As we do, we must recognize that the recent Russian attacks are one part of a much bigger cyber problem. Russian cyber attacks have targeted the White House, the Joint Staff, the State Department, our critical infrastructure. Chinese cyber attacks have reportedly targeted NASA, the Departments of State and Commerce, congressional offices, military labs, the Naval War College, and United States businesses, including major defense contractors. Most recently, China compromised over 20 million background investigations at the Office of Personnel Management. Iran has used cyber tools in recent years to attack the United States Navy, United States partners in the Middle East, major financial institutions, and a dam just 25 miles north of New York City. Of course, North Korea was responsible for the massive cyber attack on Sony Pictures in 2014. What seems clear is that our adversaries have reached a common conclusion: that the reward for attacking America in cyberspace outweighs the risk.

Facing Cyber Threats Head On

Facing Cyber Threats Head On Book
Author : Brian Minick
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2017-01-12
ISBN : 1442265493
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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News breaks all the time that hackers have attacked another company. Media outlets regularly cover cyber events. The President issues executive orders, and Congress explores cyber legislation. With all these events happening, business leaders must ask: what does this mean for my business and me? Facing Cyber Threats Head On looks at cyber security from a business leader perspective. By avoiding deep technical explanations of “how” and focusing on the “why” and “so what,” this book guides readers to a better understanding of the challenges that cyber security presents to modern business, and shows them what they can do as leaders to solve these challenges. Facing Cyber Threats Head On explains that technology is not the answer to cyber security issues. People, not technology, are behind emerging cyber risks. Understanding this brings to light that cyber protection is not a battle of technology against technology, but people against people. Based on this, a new approach is required—one that balances business risk with the cost of creating defenses that can change as quickly and often as attackers can. Readers will find here a ready resource for understanding the why and how of cyber risks, and will be better able to defend themselves and their businesses against them in the future.

Cybersecurity Lexicon

Cybersecurity Lexicon Book
Author : Luis Ayala
Publisher : Apress
Release : 2016-07-23
ISBN : 1484220684
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Learn the threats and vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure to cybersecurity attack. Definitions are provided for cybersecurity technical terminology and hacker jargon related to automated control systems common to buildings, utilities, and industry. Buildings today are automated because the systems are complicated and so we depend on the building controls system (BCS) to operate the equipment. We also depend on a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to keep a record of what was repaired and to schedule required maintenance. SCADA, BCS, and CMMS all can be hacked. The Cybersecurity Lexicon puts cyber jargon related to building controls all in one place. The book is a handy desk reference for professionals interested in preventing cyber-physical attacks against their facilities in the real world. Discussion of attacks on automated control systems is clouded by a lack of standard definitions and a general misunderstanding about how bad actors can actually employ cyber technology as a weapon in the real world. This book covers: Concepts related to cyber-physical attacks and building hacks are listed alphabetically with text easily searchable by key phrase Definitions are providesd for technical terms related to equipment controls common to industry, utilities, and buildings—much of the terminology also applies to cybersecurity in general What You’ll learn Get a simple explanation of cybersecurity attack concepts Quickly assess the threat of the most common types of cybersecurity attacks to your facilities in real time Find the definition of facilities, engineering, and cybersecurity acronyms Who This Book Is For Architects, engineers, building managers, students, researchers, and consultants interested in cybersecurity attacks against facilities in the real world. Also for IT professionals getting involved in cybersecurity responsibilities.