Chapter 84

Cyber-Attack Process

Nailah Mims     Bright Horizons

Abstract

The extensive communication and information processes that occur within cyberspace has led to the corresponding spread of computer-based devices. These devices are employed by individuals, corporations, governments, schools, hospitals—and indeed nearly every organization across every sector of civilization—making the security of the associated data, or information, a high priority for those with cyberspace assets. The basis of a cyber-attack is taking what are legitimate methods of transmitting, accessing, and storing information and manipulating it for unauthorized and malicious ends. This chapter will cover the cyber-attack process, to include the technical and nontechnical ...

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