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The Basics of Cyber Warfare by Jason Andress, Steve Winterfeld

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Chapter 4

Tools and Techniques

Information in this chapter:

• Logical Weapons

• Physical Weapons

Logical Weapons

Logical weapons are the tools or software programs that we likely envision when discussing cyber warfare. These are the set of tools that is used to conduct reconnaissance, scout out the networks and systems of our opponents, and attack or exploit (which means to spy on in terms of CNE, as we will discuss further in Chapter 5) the various targets we might find. When we look at the use of such tools in a cyber warfare context, we might ask how they are different than the tools used in every day penetration testing of applications, systems, and networks. The answer to this is that, in many cases, they not conceptually different to ...

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