© Jacob G. Oakley 2019
J. G. OakleyWaging Cyber Warhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4950-5_3

3. Cyber Exploitation

Jacob G. Oakley1 
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Owens Cross Roads, AL, USA
 

When people generally speak of cyber-attacks or cyber warfighting, the onus typically seems to be on the end effect of the attack. This is understandable as the attack portion of cyber-attacks is usually a cyber-physical effect that even non-technical people can understand the impact of. When a cyber-attack can take control of a vehicle’s braking and steering, for instance, the cyber-physical effect of the attack is what makes the news. To the non-technical, losing control of their vehicle is highly relatable. Whereas the hackers among us are more interested in how the vehicle controlling ...

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