Since the turn of the century much has happened in politics, governments, spying, technology, global business, mobile communications, and global competition on national and corporate levels. These sweeping changes have nearly annihilated privacy anywhere in the world and have also affected how global information warfare is waged and what must be done to counter its attacks.
In light of increased attacks since 2002, Global Information Warfare: The New Digital Battlefield, Second Edition provides a critical update on the nature and approaches to global information warfare. It focuses on threats, vulnerabilities, attacks, and defenses from the perspectives of various players such as governments, corporations, terrorists, and private citizens.
Upgrades to the Second Edition Include:Revised discussions of changes and impacts of global information warfare since 2002Updated analyses of the capabilities of several nation-states as well as nonstate actorsA comprehensive list of incidents that have occurred in the past year to show the scope of the problem of GIWDiscussions of post-9/11 governmental changes and shifting priorities with clearer hindsight than was possible in the first edition
The book underscores how hostile countries, business competitors, terrorists, and others are waging information warfare against adversaries, even from across the globe. It describes attacks on information systems through theft, Internet espionage, deception, and sabotage, and illustrates countermeasures used to defeat these threats.
The second edition of Global Information Warfare contains a wealth of information and detailed analyses of capabilities of contemporary information technology and the capabilities of the individuals and groups who employ it in their respective digital wars. It is a crucial source for gaining the best understanding of the current state of information warfare and the most effective ways to counter it.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 363
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
"...highlights both the reality and the awesomeness of global information warfare."-William G. E. Millar, Global CISO Infrastructure Services Capgemini, from the Foreword
"Global Information Warfare is a significant reality for governments, their citizens and corporations. This edition provides marvelously readable information about the new digital battlefield and serves as an invaluable reference. It sets out for all generations exactly why global information warfare matters now and why it is increasingly critical in the future."-William G.E. Millar, Global CISO Infrastructure Services Capgemini
'an excellent refresher for those already in this field and should be an eye-opener for those not sensitive to the importance of electronic systems and information for our country's, as well as our own, survival. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All library collections.'--M. W. Carr, US Army Watercraft & Riverine Operations, CHOICE
Praise from the first edition:
"Information warfare has many perspectives and this book serves as an excellent overview as well as stimulation for further thinking."-Manuel W. Wik, Chief Engineer, Strategic Specialist, Defense Materiel Administration (FMV), Stockholm, Sweden
"This book provides readers with basic and new knowledge regarding information warfare, and enlightens readers to realize that information warfare has become more and more important to every country, society, military, and individual."-Ching-Chang Wu, Air Force Colonel, Chief Instructor, Air Command and Staff School, National Defense University, China
"Awareness is the first and key step in finding proper solutions for any problem. ...This book gives you exactly that, in a quick, complete yet comprehensive way: awareness!"-Predrag Pale, University of Zagreb, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology of Croatia 1993-2000, "Father" of Croatian Internet
"Spurred on by the global war on terrorism it's inevitable that global information warfare will be waged, and therefore it's critical that we all be well informed. Read this book and learn!"-William Boni, Chief Information Security Officer, Motorola, USA