Information Warfare: How to Survive Cyber Attack (ComputerWorld)

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Information warfare is a large organised effort to obtain and destroy information by whatever means possible with the intent of destroying or taking over a goverment or corporate entity. This guide provides information on the emerging super-intelligent anti-social subculture of hackers and cyber-terrorists as well as practical recommendation on how they can be stopped. The defensive strategies and counter measures are desigined to help companies survive infrastructure attacks, military conflicts, competitive intellegence gathering, economic warfare and corporate espionage. This study answers the need of IT professionals to protect their computer and computer-based assets.

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According to Information Warfare: How to Survive Cyber Attacks, conflict isn't what it used to be. Technology analyst Michael Erbschloe knows the specs and the spooks on the inside of counter-terrorism and anti-hacker units and sees a new set of potential attacks targeting governments, businesses and individuals. The book looks at ten basic strategies of attacking information infrastructure and suggests short-term and long-term defensive manoeuvres.

Sobering and stimulating at the same time, his writing is direct and suggests immediate changes we can make to shore ourselves against the new threats. Some are as simple as considering whom we share information with, while others will require long-term policy initiatives and intense political manoeuvring.

The interplay between business and the military and law enforcement branches of government is a major theme--Erbschloe makes much of their interdependence and calls for more cooperation. Rogue nations, independent terrorists and amateur hackers can create economy-wrecking havoc while accepting relatively little risk to themselves; Information Warfare can help the rest of us prepare and defend ourselves from the inevitable. --Rob Lightner

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"E-commerce in the regions of North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific will make up more than 90 percent of all world-wide E-commerce..." 2/1/00 San Diego Business Journal "S12.1 billion reportedly spent to ward off computer viruses in 1999." CNN, 1/18/00"

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