I like this book, about cyber threats and hackers activity. It’s among my favourite subjects. In today's electronic age, the threat of cyber attacks is great. For any organization with information-based assets, the deadliest weapons can come in the form of a keyboard, mouse, or personal computer.
With hacking attacks and computer-based crimes increasing both in frequency and degree of seriousness, it's clear that information warfare is real and companies must protect themselves in order to survive. But how do you avoid getting caught in the crossfire of these attacks and how do you prepare when the electronic future is uncertain?
The answers can be found inside Information Warfare: How To Survive Cyber Attacks from recognized security expert and information technology consultant Michael Erbschloe.
This revealing book explores the impact of information warfare and the disruption and damage it can cause to governments, corporations, and commercial Web sites. Is it possible for a small number of people to cause millions of dollars worth of economic destruction from a computer?
Through the use of scenarios and profiles of the cyber-terrorist subculture, you'll learn practical defense strategies for protecting your company or ecommerce site from cyber attacks.
The book also examines the steps that governments around the world need to take in order to combat the advanced skill levels of some of the most dangerous cyber-criminals today. Whether you're responsible for making technology decisions that affect your company's future, or interested in computer security in general, you won't find a more accurate and up-to-date book covering the emerging field of information warfare.
In recent news, al-Jazeera reported that Google's changed stance on
The report says Google has said it may shut down its
The announcement by the internet search giant, which represents a major shift in policy, follows a recent hacking incident that appeared to target the accounts of activists using its electronic mail system, Gmail.
Another threat, according to Google, is “phishing” activities. As part of its investigation into the cyber attack, the company said it stumbled onto another more successful scam, in which dozens of activists in the
Matt Furman, a Google spokesman, declined to say whether the company suspected the involvement of the Chinese government in the attacks.
"Phishing" involves malicious emails urging the recipients to open an attachment or visit a link that they're duped into believing comes from a friend or legitimate company. Clicking on such a link installs malware, or malicious software, on to computers, which can be used as a surveillance tool to steal passwords and unlock email accounts.