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Attribution of Advanced Persistent Threats

How to Identify the Actors Behind Cyber-Espionage

Authors: Steffens, Timo

  • Explains how hackers operate and which mistakes they make
  • Presents the technical methods to track and identify the perpetrators
  • Compares the approaches of security companies and government agencies
  • Shows how to identify false flags
  • A look behind the scenes of investigators and analysts
  • Detailed examples from real cases
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Dr. Timo Steffens was involved in the analysis of many of the most spectacular cyber-espionage cases in Germany. He has been tracking the activities and techniques of sophisticated hacker groups for almost a decade.


Buy this book

eBook 67,40 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-61313-9
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Hardcover 83,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-61312-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Attribution of Advanced Persistent Threats
Book Subtitle
How to Identify the Actors Behind Cyber-Espionage
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Vieweg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-61313-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-61313-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-61312-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 207
Number of Illustrations
48 b/w illustrations
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