Cyber weapons and the possibility of cyber conflict--including interference in foreign political campaigns, industrial sabotage, attacks on infrastructure, and combined military campaigns--require policymakers, scholars, and citizens to rethink twenty-first-century warfare. Yet because cyber capabilities are so new and continually developing, there is little agreement about how they will be deployed, how effective they can be, and how they can be managed.
Written by leading scholars, the fourteen case studies in this volume will help policymakers, scholars, and students make sense of contemporary cyber conflict through historical analogies to past military-technological problems. The chapters are divided into three groups. The first--What Are Cyber Weapons Like?--examines the characteristics of cyber capabilities and how their use for intelligence gathering, signaling, and precision striking compares with earlier technologies for such missions. The second section--What Might Cyber Wars Be Like?--explores how lessons from several wars since the early nineteenth century, including the World Wars, could apply--or not--to cyber conflict in the twenty-first century. The final section--What Is Preventing and/or Managing Cyber Conflict Like?--offers lessons from past cases of managing threatening actors and technologies.
If Sun Tzu were alive today, rather than in the ﬁfth century BC, he would be on various stages and his strategies would be all the rage for individuals and organizations alike. In The Art of Cyber Conﬂict, Henry J. Sienkiewicz brings his strategic and practical experience to bear as he uses the timeless strategies from Sun Tzu's The Art of War in this highly relevant and exceptionally approachable guidebook.
From a technology-independent perspective, Henry focuses on knowing and understanding cyber, the cyber environment, the cyber actors, and this constantly evolving form of modern conﬂ ict, while concurrently providing direct approaches to recognize, remediate, and resolve the underlying threats.
"A thought-provoking and earnest view of the current cyber landscape from the classic construct of Sun Tzu. I anticipate it soon will be a key text for War College students as they explore cyber risk management strategies."
Greg Touhill, former United States Chief Information Security Ofﬁcer (CISO), former Deputy Assistant Secretary, Ofﬁce of Cyber Security and Communications, Department of Homeland Security
"Sun Tzu meets Michael Hayden. Applying the ancient lessons of war, Henry Sienkiewicz creates a framework that individuals, companies, and countries can use to understand and respond to cyber threats. Most importantly, he makes the case that cyber warfare, not cyber security, is the perspective from which the cyber space must be viewed."
Roger Baker, former CIO, Veterans Administration
A provoking and insightful book, it presents the issues of operating and defending in cyberspace with a fresh perspective that will help individuals and organizations get beyond the day-to-day and think strategically about how to change their circumstances.
Roberta "Bobbie" Stempﬂey, former Deputy Assistant Secretary,
Ofﬁce of Cyber Security and Communications, Department of Homeland Security, former CIO, Defense Information Systems Agency
In The Art of Cyber Conﬂict Henry Sienkiewicz distills the multi-faceted and ever-evolving cybersecurity conundrum into one that addresses the value of information safeguarding as an opportunity for innovation.
Pete Tseronis, former Chief Technology Ofﬁcer (CTO),
United States Department of Energy
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