-=FREE=- Cooperative Cyber Defence Book

If I haven’t mentioned it lately, let me state it for the record.  I like FREE.  I can afford it, and it makes me feel good inside to be able to pass the cost along to the consumer…

Doctor Kenneth Geers has released a new 169 page book, and made it available for download.  I’ve just finished a first read, and throughly enjoyed it.  The topic is Cooperative Cyber Defence Strategy, and it provides a concise account of malware and hacking’s evolution and current merging.  There is little in the way of fluff, and the book does a presents a good argument that computer security has evolved from a singularly technical discipline to a broader strategic concept.  Strategic challenges require strategic solutions.  Much of the context of the material presented is from a national security perspective dealing with nation-state versus nation-state, however much of the material can be good background for what is already upon some of us, and looming on the horizon for businesses.

Definitely worth a read, and pass it around.  There is plenty of material in here for use in Awareness campaigns.

In this book Dr. Geers examines, evaluates and prioritizes four approaches to mitigating the online attack threat and to improve nation state defense postures.  I especially enjoyed the well done references to Sun Tzu’s Art Of War, which I have tried to hammer out myself unsuccessfully in several presentations.

  • Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
  • Sun Tzu’s Art of War
  • Attack deterrence
  • Arms control

Dr. Geers, PhD, CISSP, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), is a Scientist and the US Representative to NATO CCD COE.  He will present this research at DEF CON 19 in Las Vegas in August, and provide a Keynote at Hack-in-the-Box Malaysia in October.  I for one would sure like to sneak into Vegas for that presentation.

Good work, Kenneth, and good luck with your upcoming presentations and continued research.


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