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Information Operations in a Connected World

Author(s): Mike Chapple, Ph.D., CISSP, University of Notre Dame
David Seidl, University of Notre Dame
  • ISBN-13: 9781284058482
  • Paperback    428 pages      © 2015
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Cyberwarfare: Information Operations in a Connected World puts students on the real-world battlefield of cyberspace!  It reviews the role that cyberwarfare plays in modern military operations -- operations in which it has become almost impossible to separate cyberwarfare from traditional warfare. Part 1 discusses the history of cyberwarfare and the variety of new concerns its emergence has fostered--from tactical considerations to the law of armed conflict and protection of civilians. Part 2 discusses how offensive cyberwarfare has become an important part of the modern military arsenal. The rise of the advanced persistent threat has changed the face of cyberwarfare, and military planners must now be conscious of a series of cyberwarfare actions. In response, the defensive strategies that militaries use have evolved to protect themselves against cyber attacks. The concept of defense-in-depth is critical to building a well-rounded defense that will stand up to cyberwarfare events. Part 3 explores the future of cyberwarfare; its interaction with military doctrine; and the Pandora's box opened by recent events, which have set the stage for future cyber attacks.

Key Features:

  • Incorporates hands-on activities, relevant examples, and realistic exercises to prepare readers for their future careers
  • Examines the importance of information as a military asset, from the days of Sun Tzu and Julius Caesar to the present
  • Discusses cyberwarfare in light of the law of war and international conventions, and the new questions it is raising
  • Reviews the various methods of attack used in recent years by both nation-state and nonstate actors
  • Outlines strategies for defending endpoints, networks, and data
  • Offers predictions on the future of cyberwarfare and its interaction with military doctrine
  • Provides fresh capabilities information drawn from the Snowden NSA leaks

Part of the Jones & Bartlett Learning Information Systems Security & Assurance Series! Click here to learn more:

Applicable Courses

Appropriate for courses in Cyberwarfare, Information Warfare, Information Operations, and Information Security

Part  I: The Cyberwarfare Landscape  
Chapter  1: Information as a Military Asset  
Chapter  2: Targets and Combatants  
Chapter  3: Cyberwarfare, Law, and Ethics   
Chapter  4: Intelligence Operations in a Connected World  
Part  II: Offensive and Defensive Cyberwarfare  
Chapter  5: The Evolving Threat: From Script Kiddies to Advanced Attackers  
Chapter  6: Social Engineering and Cyberwarfare  
Chapter  7: Weaponizing Cyberspace: A History  
Chapter  8: Nonstate Actors in Cyberwar   
Chapter  9: Defense-in-Depth Strategies  
Chapter  10: Cryptography and Cyberwar  
Chapter  11: Defending Endpoints  
Chapter  12: Defending Networks  
Chapter  13: Defending Data  
Part  III: The Future of Cyberwarfare  
Chapter  14: Cyberwarfare and Military Doctrine  
Chapter  15: Pandora’s Box: The Future of Cyberwarfare  

Mike Chapple-Ph.D., CISSP, University of Notre Dame

Mike Chapple is Senior Director for IT Service Delivery at the University of Notre Dame.  In this role, he oversees the information security, data governance, IT architecture, project management, strategic planning and product management functions for the Office of Information Technologies.  Mike also serves as a concurrent assistant professor in the University's Computer Applications and Management Departments where he teaches undergraduate courses on Information Security.

Mike previously served as Senior Advisor to the Executive Vice President at Notre Dame for two years.  Prior to that, he was program manager of the University’s Information Security Program and a consultant to the Notre Dame Alumni Association on alumni engagement initiatives.  Before returning to Notre Dame, Mike served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the Brand Institute, a Miami-based marketing consultancy.  Mike also spent four years in the information security research group at the National Security Agency and serving as an active duty intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force.  He is a technical editor for Information Security Magazine and has written several books, including Information Security Illuminated, SQL Server 2008 for Dummies, and the CISSP Prep Guide.

Mike earned both his BS and Ph.D. degrees from Notre Dame in computer science & engineering.  He also holds a MS in computer science from the University of Idaho and an MBA from Auburn University. 

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David Seidl-University of Notre Dame

David is the Senior Director of Campus Technology Services at the University of Notre Dame where he is responsible for database, systems, application, email, and platform administration as well as identity and access management. In addition to his role with Notre Dame's Office of Information Technologies, David teaches a popular Networking and Security class in Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business.

Prior to his current role, David served as Notre Dame's Director of Information Security and managed Notre Dame's information security program. He has over 13 years of information security experience and holds a Masters degree in Information Security from Eastern Michigan University in addition to CISSP, GCIH, and GPEN certifications.

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