1st Edition

Stuxnet to Sunburst
20 Years of Digital Exploitation and Cyber Warfare

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ISBN 9781032068503
October 15, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
208 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

USD $54.95

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Book Description

Stuxnet to Sunburst takes the reader on a journey from the terrorist attacks of 9/11 onwards and the massive insatiable appetite, focus, and investment by the Five Eyes agencies, in particular the US, to build capability of digital eavesdropping and industrial espionage. $trillions and tens, moving to hundreds of thousands of staff, many contractors draining the country of intelligence and technical capability. The quest was simple, the outcome horrifying… No one in the world has joined all the dots up, until now.

This book covers how, from digital eavesdropping and manipulation of the agencies to Stuxnet the world’s first use of digital code and digital certificates for offensive purposes against the Iranians and their Nuclear Power facilities to cause collateral damage. Proceeding to today’s Solarwinds attack, codenamed Sunburst, where the same methods of exploitation and manipulation originally used by the agencies are now being used against companies, and governments to devastating effect.

The Solarwinds breach has caused knock on breaches to thousands of client companies including the US government and is estimated to cost in excess of $1trillion. The monster has truly been turned against its creator and due to the lack, and oversight of security and defence, breaches are occurring at a daily alarming rate. The US and UK governments have little, to no answer. The book also contains chapter on breaches within the Covid-19 sector from research to immunisation and the December 2020 devastating breach of Solarwinds.

Table of Contents

1                     The explosion of Personal Computing

2                     9/11 and Mass Data Collection

3                     Project Aurora and PRISM- early Offensive Digital use

4                     Stuxnet and Zero Days

5                     Growing Tensions, Hush Puppy and Flying Pig

6                     Root Cause Analysis

7                     The OPM and Equifax breaches

8                     Marriot and Cyber Insurance

9                     Travelex, rich pickings

10                 Critical National Infrastructure

11                 Cyberattack fatigue

12                 The Vatican and Healthcare, Not Secure

13                 Australia’s frustration with China and our FBI assistance

14                 Blackbaud, Third Party due diligence and digital trust

15                 Stuxnet to Sunburst

16                 AVSVMCLOUD(.)COM

17                 TAO, QUANTUM INSERT and Own Goals

18                 Covid-19 breaches and lack of security consideration

19                 Warning Signs

20                 Making matters worse, IoT and 5G

21                 NSA Obsolete TLS certificates

22                 Asking better questions

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Andrew Jenkinson is CEO of Cybersec Innovation Partners. 8 years Risk, compliance and Cyber Security experience. 20 years prior CEO of Charterhouse Risk and Compliance, led a total team from zero to over 500 resources of technical experts including leading a program for Sun Microsystems as a client for nearly ten years and other government contracts.