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Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications

Cyber Weaponry

Issues and Implications of Digital Arms

Editors: Prunckun, Henry (Ed.)

  • Includes clear, concise chapters that incorporate practical case studies along with policy discussion
  • Logical arrangement under headings of context, defensive cyber weapons, offensive weapons, dual-use weapons, and implications for practice
  • Provides a number of learning aids for college/university students to use in class or assignments, as well as for those who are interested in a text for self-teaching (e.g. those interested in professional development outside the classroom)
  • Offers chapters accompanied by scholarly references that underscore the academic integrity of the chapters’ topics
  • Includes a comprehensive index to help students/instructors quickly locate material
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About this book

There is little doubt that cyber-space has become the battle space for confrontations. However, to conduct cyber operations, a new armory of weapons needs to be employed. No matter how many, or how sophisticated an aggressor’s kinetic weapons are, they are useless in cyber-space.

 

This book looks at the milieu of the cyber weapons industry, as well as the belligerents who use cyber weapons. It discusses what distinguishes these hardware devices and software programs from computer science in general.  It does this by focusing on specific aspects of the topic—contextual issues of why cyber-space is the new battleground, defensive cyber weapons, offensive cyber weapons, dual-use weapons, and the implications these weapons systems have for practice.

 

Contrary to popular opinion, the use of cyber weapons is not limited to nation states; though this is where the bulk of news reporting focuses. The reality is that there isn’t a sector of the political-economy that is immune to cyber skirmishes. So, this book looks at cyber weapons not only by national security agencies and the military, but also by law enforcement, and the business sector—the latter includes administrations termed non-government organisations (NGOs).

 

This book offers study material suitable for a wide-ranging audience—students, professionals, researchers, policy officers, and ICT specialists.

About the authors

Dr Henry (Hank) Prunckun, BS, MSocSc, MPhil, PhD, is a research criminologist at the Australian Graduate School of Policing, Charles Sturt University, Sydney. He is a methodologist who specializes in the study of transnational crime—espionage, terrorism, drugs and arms trafficking, as well as cyber-crime. He is the author of numerous reviews, articles, chapters and books. He is the winner of two literature awards and a professional service award from the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts. He has served in several strategic research and tactical intelligence capacities within the criminal justice system during his previous twenty-eight-year operational career, including almost five years as a senior counterterrorism policy analyst. In addition, he has held several operational postings in investigation, physical security, and cyber-security.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Weaponization of Computers

    Prunckun, Henry

    Pages 1-12

  • Human Nature and Cyber Weaponry: Use of Denial and Deception in Cyber Counterintelligence

    Stech, Frank J. (et al.)

    Pages 13-27

  • The Human Element: The “Trigger” on Cyber Weapons

    McGonagle, John J.

    Pages 29-46

  • Cyber Defense for IMGs and NGOs Using Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

    Whitford, Troy

    Pages 47-58

  • Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Information Overload As a Cyber Weapon

    Greathouse, Craig

    Pages 59-70

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Hardcover $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-74106-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cyber Weaponry
Book Subtitle
Issues and Implications of Digital Arms
Editors
  • Henry Prunckun
Series Title
Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74107-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74107-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74106-2
Series ISSN
1613-5113
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 198
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
Topics