239 pages | 40 B/W Illus.
Stories of cyberattacks dominate the headlines. Whether it is theft of massive amounts of personally identifiable information or the latest intrusion of foreign governments in U.S. government and industrial sites, cyberattacks are now important. For professionals and the public, knowing how the attacks are launched and succeed is vital to ensuring cyber security. The book provides a concise summary in a historical context of the major global cyber security attacks since 1980. Each attack covered contains an overview of the incident in layman terms, followed by a technical details section, and culminating in a lessons learned and recommendations section.
Historical Overview of Cyber Security. Morris Worm. MafiaBoy. Google in China. Attack on NASA. Church of Scientology. Solar Sunrise. Melissa Virus. Internet Domain Name Root Server Attack. Target. The Original Logic Bomb. The Estonian Cyberwar. Epsilon. Moonlight Maze. Titan Rain. Sasser Worm.