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Understand 21st Century Chinese Cyber Warfare and Confront the Red Dragon
Cybersecurity – A Government, Organizational and Public Risk
The UK’s 2010 National Security Strategy identified Cyberattacks as one of the four highest-priority risks faced by the UK. President Obama has declared cybersecurity as one of the most serious economic and national security challenges the US faces as a nation. While usually targeted on specific government or private sector organizations, cyberattacks can, and will, happen to anyone. At the lower level, attacks are more widespread and are initially automated and indiscriminate – any organization with an Internet presence will be scanned, potentially targeted and attacked.
Advanced Persistent Threats
There is an Advanced Persistence Threat (APT) posed by organized crime and state level entities, targeting large multi-national corporations and foreign governments, with the objective of stealing information or compromising information systems. The goal of an APT is not necessarily to bring a business down, but to stay embedded and suck information out of it at a slow, undetected pace. This is a major area of concern, in particular the number and severity of APTs coming out of China. The Chinese will use state sponsored 21st Century hacking technology to carry out a campaign of targeting and collecting intelligence against their chosen cyber targets, supporting the information necessary to become the next superpower.
A single volume of information
21st Century Chinese Cyberwarfare draws from a combination of business, cultural, historical, linguistic and the author’s personal experience to attempt to explain China to the uninitiated. The objective of the book is to raise awareness of the fact that the People’s Republic of China is using a combination of their unique culture, language, and political will, known as Chinese Communism, to maintain their cultural heritage.
This book is the first to gather the salient information regarding the use of cyber warfare doctrine by the People’s Republic of China to promote its own hegemonistic, national self-interests and enforce its political, military and economic will on other nation states. The threat of Chinese Cyberwarfare can no longer be ignored. It is a clear and present danger to the experienced and innocent alike and will be economically, societally and culturally changing and damaging for the nations that are targeted.
21st Century Chinese Cyberwarfare discusses:
- Statistics of the Chinese Cyber Threat.
- Chinese Government Cyber Initiatives.
- Understanding the key motivators for Government Sponsored Cyber Warfare.
- Commercial Enterprises as a Cyber Threat Vector.
- Nationalistic threads of Chinese Hackers.
And much, much more.
This book should be read by many, from individuals through to governmental departments. Those that will find benefit from the book include, but are not limited to, law enforcement agencies, international information security professionals, IT professionals, military professionals, government policy makers and corporate management.
About the author
Lieutenant Colonel Hagestad has a Master’s of Science in Security Technologies from the College of Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts in Mandarin Chinese. He also holds a second Master’s of Science in the Management of Technology from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. His military experience spans more than 27 years; enlisting in the United States Marine Corps in 1981 and having served in numerous command posts, before retirement.
William is an internationally recognized subject matter expert on the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and Government Information Warfare. He advises international intelligence organizations, military flag officers, and multi-national commercial enterprises with regard to their internal IT security governance and external security policies. He currently speaks both domestically and internationally on the Chinese Cyber Threat
Publisher: IT Governance Publishing
Published date: 5 March 2012
Availability: In Stock