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Cyber Threat!: How to Manage the Growing Risk of Cyber Attacks

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Conquering cyber attacks requires a multi-sector, multi-modal approach

Cyber Threat! How to Manage the Growing Risk of Cyber Attacks is an in-depth examination of the very real cyber security risks facing all facets of government and industry, and the various factors that must align to maintain information integrity. Written by one of the nation's most highly respected cyber risk analysts, the book describes how businesses and government agencies must protect their most valuable assets to avoid potentially catastrophic consequences. Much more than just cyber security, the necessary solutions require government and industry to work cooperatively and intelligently. This resource reveals the extent of the problem, and provides a plan to change course and better manage and protect critical information.

Recent news surrounding cyber hacking operations show how intellectual property theft is now a matter of national security, as well as economic and commercial security. Consequences are far-reaching, and can have enormous effects on national economies and international relations. Aggressive cyber forces in China, Russia, Eastern Europe and elsewhere, the rise of global organized criminal networks, and inattention to vulnerabilities throughout critical infrastructures converge to represent an abundantly clear threat. Managing the threat and keeping information safe is now a top priority for global businesses and government agencies. Cyber Threat! breaks the issue down into real terms, and proposes an approach to effective defense. Topics include:

  • The information at risk

  • The true extent of the threat

  • The potential consequences across sectors

  • The multifaceted approach to defense

  • The growing cyber threat is fundamentally changing the nation's economic, diplomatic, military, and intelligence operations, and will extend into future technological, scientific, and geopolitical influence. The only effective solution will be expansive and complex, encompassing every facet of government and industry. Cyber Threat! details the situation at hand, and provides the information that can help keep the nation safe.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Additional praise for Cyber Threat! How to Manage the Growing Risk of Cyber Attacks
    3. Title Page
    4. Copyright
    5. Dedication
    6. Foreword
    7. Preface
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. Introduction: What Every Current and Future Senior Executive Must Know about the Cyber Threat: A Perfect Digital Storm Is Forming
    10. Part I: The Cyber Threat to the Corporate Brand
      1. Chapter 1: The Rise of Cyber Organized Crime and Its Global Impact
        1. Is Nothing Sacred?
        2. The Liberty Reserve Case: Money Laundering in the Digital Age
        3. The Corruption Factor
        4. Information Threat, Physical Threat
      2. Chapter 2: The Emergence of the Cyber Nation-State and Technology Espionage
        1. A Case of Cyber Espionage Conspiracy?
        2. According to the Select Committee…
      3. Chapter 3: Cyber Al Qaeda Poses a Threat to Critical Infrastructure
        1. A Disabled America
        2. A New Age: Inspiring Terrorists and Terrorism
        3. A Call Heard Vaguely
        4. Attack Upon Attack, No Peace in Sight
    11. Part II: Corporate Vulnerabilities in the Digital Society
      1. Chapter 4: What Is the True Cost of a Cyber Attack?
        1. Cyber Attack Detection Sometimes Takes Years
        2. One of the First Questions: “How Much Will This Cost?”
        3. A Few Common Cost Factors
        4. What About Unreported Breaches?
        5. Cyber Attacks Result in a Wider Impact: The Community
      2. Chapter 5: U.S. Cyber Public Policy
        1. No Guarantees with this Executive Order
        2. Government-Industry Cooperation: No Silver Bullet
        3. The Challenge of Defining Cyber Public Policy
        4. Cold War II: The Cyber Chapter
        5. Is There a Silver Lining in an Attack?
      3. Chapter 6: Four Trends Driving Cyber Breaches and Increasing Corporate Risk
        1. Technology Trend
        2. Loss of Situational Awareness: Distraction
        3. Culture
        4. Technology is a Double-Edged Sword
      4. Chapter 7: Social Media and Digital Protest
        1. Social Media: A Tool for Disruption, a Model for Change
        2. The Hacker Group Anonymous
        3. Anarchaos: In the Image of Anonymous
    12. Part III: Protecting the Brand
      1. Chapter 8: Managing the Brand When the Worst Occurs
        1. Be Prepared
      2. Chapter 9: Managing the Big Risk
        1. Background Investigation Suggestions to Improve Process
        2. Risk-Reinforced Service Level Agreements
        3. Clouds Fill the Horizon
      3. Chapter 10: Creating Executive Cyber Risk Councils
        1. The Goal of the Executive Cyber Risk Council
        2. Who Should be Included in the Executive Risk Council?
      4. Chapter 11: Early Warnings
        1. Technical Signals Are There—But You've Got to Look
        2. Know Who's Inside the Enterprise
        3. What a Web we Weave… When Surfing
    13. About the Author
    14. Index
    15. End User License Agreement