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Information Warfare and Securityby Dorothy E. Robling Denning
Synopses & Reviews
What individuals, corporations, and governments need to know about information-related attacks and defenses!
Every day, we hear reports of hackers who have penetrated computer networks, vandalized Web pages, and accessed sensitive information. We hear how they have tampered with medical records, disrupted emergency 911 systems, and siphoned money from bank accounts. Could information terrorists, using nothing more than a personal computer, cause planes to crash, widespread power blackouts, or financial chaos? Such real and imaginary scenarios, and our defense against them, are the stuff of information warfare-operations that target or exploit information media to win some objective over an adversary.
Dorothy E. Denning, a pioneer in computer security, provides in this book a framework for understanding and dealing with information-based threats: computer break-ins, fraud, sabotage, espionage, piracy, identity theft, invasions of privacy, and electronic warfare. She describes these attacks with astonishing, real examples, as in her analysis of information warfare operations during the Gulf War. Then, offering sound advice for security practices and policies, she explains countermeasures that are both possible and necessary.
You will find in this book:
Whatever your interest or role in the emerging field of information warfare, this book will give you the background you need to make informed judgments about potential threats and our defenses against them.
Book News Annotation:
Denning (computer science, Georgetown U.) covers threats such as fraud, sabotage, espionage, piracy, identity theft, and electronic warfare. She uses examples from actual attacks and thefts, including an analysis of information warfare operations during the Gulf War. For each type of threat she includes advice for countermeasures that she argues are both possible and necessary. Specific topics include IP spoofing, software trojans, viruses, cryptography, steganography, biometrics, and the limitations of defensive technologies. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A view of information warfare - the information-based threats of criminals and information terrorists to nations, corporations and individuals. It covers government use of information warfare for law enforcement investigations and for military and intelligence operations.
Security expert Dorothy Denning focuses on the criminals and information terrorists whose depredations include information-based threats to nations, corporations, and individuals. From government use of information warfare for law enforcement investigations and military and intelligence operations, to conflicts arising in the areas of free speech and encryption, this book places cybercrime within a broader context, integrating the various kinds of information crime — and the countermeasures against it — into a methodology-based framework. The approach addresses offensive information warfare (including acquisition of information) deceptive exploitation of information, and denial of access to information. Additionally, Denning presents case examples, including the Persian Gulf War, stressing actual incidents to illustrate instances of information warfare.
About the Author
Dorothy E. Denning is Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. She is the author of a classic book in the field, Cryptography and Data Security, a coeditor (with Peter J. Denning) of a more recent work, #LINK
Table of Contents
1. Gulf War—Infowar.
The Gulf War.
From Chicks to Chips.
2. A Theory of Information Warfare.
The Value of Resources.
A Dual Role.
Offensive Information Warfare.
Increased Availability to Offensive Player.
Decreased Availability to Defensive Player.
Other Classification Schemes.
Defensive Information Warfare.
Types of Defense.
Information Security and Information Assurance.
The CIA Model and Authorization.
3. Playgrounds to Battlegrounds.
More than Child’s Play.
Intellectual Property Crimes.
Computer Fraud and Abuse.
War and Military Conflict.
Protecting National Infrastructures.
II. OFFENSIVE INFORMATION WARFARE.
4. Open Sources.
Open Source and Competitive Intelligence.
Snooping on People Through Open Sources.
5. Psyops and Perception Management.
Lies and Distortions.
United States Restrictions.
6. Inside the Fence.
Traitors and Moles.
State and Military Espionage.
Visits and Requests.
Fraud and Embezzlement.
Penetrating the Perimeter.
Physical Break-ins and Burglaries.
Search and Seizure.
7. Seizing the Signals.
Eavesdropping on Conversations.
Law Enforcement Wiretaps.
Foreign Intelligence Intercepts.
Deciphering the Messages.
Pen Registers and Trap and Trace.
PBX and Related Fraud.
Voice Mail Fraud.
Calling Card Fraud.
Cloned Phones and Cellular Fraud.
Computer Network Monitoring.
Cameras and Video.
Satellites and Imagery.
Van Eck Receptors.
Privacy and Accountability.
Tampering with Phone Service.
Radio Frequency Weapons.
8. Computer Break-Ins and Hacking.
Tools and Techniques.
Buffer Overþows and Other Exploits.
Covering up Tracks.
More than Trophies.
Domain Name Service Hacks.
Forged Documents and Messages.
Forgeries in Spam.
Riding the Web.
Undercover Operations and Stings.
Who Writes Viruses.
III. DEFENSIVE INFORMATION WARFARE.
11. Secret Codes and Hideaways.
Locks and Keys.
Generation and Distribution of Keys.
Public-Key Distribution and Diffie-Hellman.
Public-Key Cryptography and RSA.
Key Storage and Recovery.
Applications of Encryption.
The Limits of Encryption.
12. How to Tell a Fake.
Passwords and Other Secrets.
Public-Key Management and Certificates.
Call Back and Call Home.
Badges and Cards.
13. Monitors and Gatekeepers.
Access Control Monitors.
Junk E-Mail Filters.
Intrusion and Misuse Detection.
Computer Intrusion and Misuse Detection.
Analogy with the Human Immune System.
Detecting and Eradicating Viruses and Malicious Mobile Code.
14. In a Risky World.
Finding Computer and Network Security Flaws.
Monitoring Security Publications.
Building It Secure.
The Orange Book.
The ITSEC and Common Criteria.
The Capability Maturity Model.
Security Awareness and Training.
Avoiding Single Points of Failure.
Risk Assessment and Asset Valuation.
Due Care and Liability.
Investigation and Assessment.
Containment and Recovery.
Legal and Civil Remedies.
Economic and Military Response.
15. Defending the Nation.
Generally Accepted System Security Principles.
Protecting Critical Infrastructures.
President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection.
Presidential Decision Directive.
Encryption Policy in Perspective.
Bibliography of Books.
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