Chapter 10

Computer Network Attack


Although cyber warfare capabilities are new, they can add new dimensions to conventional warfare, and therefore can change the way conventional warfare is carried out. In cyber warfare, the physical, electronic, and logical elements of warfare, among others, must be considered as major factors. This chapter focuses on Computer Network Attacks—in particular, the aforementioned physical, electronic, and logical factors involved in cyber warfare, as well as reactive and proactive actions and the element of time. To drive these points home for the reader, the chapter delves into the different phases of the attack process, from reconnaissance, scanning, accessing systems, and escalating privileges, to ...

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