Global Information Warfare: The New Digital Battlefield, Second Edition

  • 6h 37m
  • Andrew Jones, Gerald L. Kovacich
  • CRC Press
  • 2016

Since the turn of the century much has happened in politics, governments, spying, technology, global business, mobile communications, and global competition on national and corporate levels. These sweeping changes have nearly annihilated privacy anywhere in the world and have also affected how global information warfare is waged and what must be done to counter its attacks.

In light of increased attacks since 2002, Global Information Warfare: The New Digital Battlefield, Second Edition provides a critical update on the nature and approaches to global information warfare. It focuses on threats, vulnerabilities, attacks, and defenses from the perspectives of various players such as governments, corporations, terrorists, and private citizens.

Upgrades to the Second Edition Include:

  • Revised discussions of changes and impacts of global information warfare since 2002
  • Updated analyses of the capabilities of several nation-states as well as nonstate actors
  • A comprehensive list of incidents that have occurred in the past year to show the scope of the problem of GIW
  • Discussions of post-9/11 governmental changes and shifting priorities with clearer hindsight than was possible in the first edition

The book underscores how hostile countries, business competitors, terrorists, and others are waging information warfare against adversaries, even from across the globe. It describes attacks on information systems through theft, Internet espionage, deception, and sabotage, and illustrates countermeasures used to defeat these threats.

The second edition of Global Information Warfare contains a wealth of information and detailed analyses of capabilities of contemporary information technology and the capabilities of the individuals and groups who employ it in their respective digital wars. It is a crucial source for gaining the best understanding of the current state of information warfare and the most effective ways to counter it.

About the Authors

Andy Jones has more than 40 years of military, government, business, and academic experience in the areas of intelligence, security, and digital forensics, both in the United Kingdom and overseas. He has been a practitioner for the whole period and a researcher in these areas for more than 20 years. He is currently an academic, international consultant, lecturer, and writer and is involved in research with a number of universities in the United Kingdom and Australia.

Gerald L. Kovacich has over 45 years of experience in industrial, business, and government security, investigations, intelligence/counterintelligence, source handling, information systems security, and information warfare, both in the US government as a special agent and in international corporations and subsequently as an international consultant and lecturer. He retired from his position as the information warfare technologist at Northrop Grumman Corporation to pursue a career as an international consultant, lecturer, and writer.

In this Book

  • Global Information Warfare─The New Digital Battlefield, Second Edition
  • Forewords to the Second Edition
  • Foreword to the First Edition
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Global Information Warfare
  • From Information Warfare to Information Operations and Cyber Warfare
  • War Stories from the Digital Battlefield
  • Pre 9/11
  • Effect of 9/11 and US Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Nation-State Defensive and Offensive Information Warfare Capabilities: North America
  • Nation-State Defensive and Offensive Information Warfare Capabilities: Middle East Nation-States
  • Nation-State Defensive and Offensive Information Warfare Capabilities: Asia Pacific Region
  • Nation-State Defensive and Offensive Information Warfare Capabilities: Europe
  • Nation-State Defensive and Offensive Information Warfare Capabilities: The Russian Federation
  • International Organizations’ Defensive and Offensive Information Warfare Capabilities
  • Nonstate Actors
  • The History of Technology
  • Corporate and National Resilience
  • Awareness
  • The Tallinn Manual
  • A Look at the Future: The Crystal Ball
  • A Short History of Technology and Its Relationship to Warfare
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