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Best Cyber Warfare Books: The Ultimate List

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Cyber Warfare books.

1. Cyber Warfare: Techniques, Tactics and Tools for Security Practitioners (2013)

 Best Cyber Warfare Books: The Ultimate ListCyber Warfare, Second Edition, takes a comprehensive look at how and why digital warfare is waged. The book explores the participants, battlefields, and the tools and techniques used in today’s digital conflicts. The concepts discussed gives students of information security a better idea of how cyber conflicts are carried out now, how they will change in the future, and how to detect and defend against espionage, hacktivism, insider threats and non-state actors such as organized criminals and terrorists. This book provides concrete examples and…
Author(s): Jason Andress, Steve Winterfeld

2. Cyber Warfare and the New World Order: World War III Series: Book IV (2017)

 Best Cyber Warfare Books: The Ultimate ListFrom Top 100 Amazon Best Selling Authors…Is this the end of America?The US has finally fought the Russians to a standstill in Europe and stopped the Chinese and Russians from breaking out of Alaska, but now they have a new threat to handle in California. Will the bloody street fight be too much for the American military to handle?Just as it seems that the United States is going to collapse, DARPA unleashes a new torrent of technologically advanced weapons. Will the new Ark Angel fighters turn the tide of air superiority back to America, or is it too…
Author(s): James Rosone, Miranda Watson

3. Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It (2012)

 Best Cyber Warfare Books: The Ultimate ListAuthor of the #1 New York Times bestseller Against All Enemies, former presidential advisor and counter-terrorism expert Richard A. Clarke sounds a timely and chilling warning about America’s vulnerability in a terrifying new international conflict—Cyber War! Every concerned American should read this startling and explosive book that offers an insider’s view of White House ‘Situation Room’ operations and carries the reader to the frontlines of our cyber defense. Cyber War exposes a virulent threat to our nation’s security. This is no…
Author(s): Richard A. Clarke, Robert Knake

4. Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War (2017)

 Best Cyber Warfare Books: The Ultimate List“An important, disturbing, and gripping history” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), the never-before-told story of the computer scientists and the NSA, Pentagon, and White House policymakers who invent and employ cyber wars—where every country can be a major power player and every hacker a mass destroyer.In June 1983, President Reagan watched the movie War Games, in which a teenager unwittingly hacks the Pentagon, and asked his top general if the scenario was plausible. The general said it was. This set in motion the first presidential directive on computer security. From the 1991 Gulf War to conflicts in Haiti,…
Author(s): Fred Kaplan

5. Understanding Cyber Warfare (2018)

 Best Cyber Warfare Books: The Ultimate ListThis textbook offers an accessible introduction to the historical, technical, and strategic context of cyber conflict. The international relations, policy, doctrine, strategy, and operational issues associated with computer network attack, computer network exploitation, and computer network defense are collectively referred to as cyber warfare. This new textbook provides students with a comprehensive perspective on the technical, strategic, and policy issues associated with cyber conflict as well as an introduction to key state and non-state actors. Specifically, the book provides a comprehensive overview of these key issue…
Author(s): Christopher Whyte, Brian Mazanec

6. Inside Cyber Warfare: Mapping the Cyber Underworld (2011)

 Best Cyber Warfare Books: The Ultimate ListWhen the Stuxnet computer worm damaged the Iranian nuclear program in 2010, the public got a small glimpse into modern cyber warfare—without truly realizing the scope of this global conflict. Inside Cyber Warfare provides fascinating and disturbing details on how nations, groups, and individuals throughout the world increasingly rely on Internet attacks to gain military, political, and economic advantages over their adversaries.This updated second edition takes a detailed look at the complex domain of cyberspace, and the players and strategies involved….
Author(s): Jeffrey Carr

7. Cyberwarfare: Information Operations in a Connected World (Jones & Bartlett Learning Information Systems Security & Assurance Series) (2014)

 Best Cyber Warfare Books: The Ultimate ListPart of the Jones & Bartlett Learning Information Systems Security & Assurance SeriesCyberwarfare puts students on the real-world battlefield of cyberspace! Students will learn the history of cyberwarfare, techniques used in both offensive and defensive information warfare, and how cyberwarfare is shaping military doctrine. Written by subject matter experts, this book combines accessible explanations with realistic experiences and case studies that make cyberwar evident and understandable. Key Features:- Incorporates hands-on activities, relevant examples, and realistic exercises to prepare readers…
Author(s): Mike Chapple, David Seidl

8. Waging Cyber War: Technical Challenges and Operational Constraints (2019)

 Best Cyber Warfare Books: The Ultimate ListUser level: Beg-Int…
Author(s): Jacob G. Oakley

9. Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations (2017)

 Best Cyber Warfare Books: The Ultimate ListTallinn Manual 2.0 expands on the highly influential first edition by extending its coverage of the international law governing cyber operations to peacetime legal regimes. The product of a three-year follow-on project by a new group of twenty renowned international law experts, it addresses such topics as sovereignty, state responsibility, human rights, and the law of air, space, and the sea. Tallinn Manual 2.0 identifies 154 ‘black letter’ rules governing cyber operations and provides extensive commentary on each rule. Although Tallinn Manual 2.0 represents the views of the experts in their personal…
Author(s): Michael N. Schmitt

10. Cyber Warfare: Prepping for Tomorrow (Volume 1) (2015)

 Best Cyber Warfare Books: The Ultimate ListFrom author Bobby Akart, his analysis of the threats we face in CYBER WARFARE has captured the attention of thousands.In poll after poll, one of the threats facing our nation is the use of a cyber attack to cause a grid down scenario. There are many bad actors on the international stage capable of cyber terror on a massive scale. The list is long, including Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, Syria and now even terrorist groups like ISIS. Each is capable of wreaking havoc in the US by shutting down our power grid and enjoying the resulting chaos.  Cyber Warfare is a…
Author(s): BobAkart, Freedom Preppers

11. Cyber Warfare: Protecting Your Business From Total Annilihation (2018)

 Best Cyber Warfare Books: The Ultimate ListIts war and your business is ground zero.By now you may be desensitized to cyber security in the news and on social media, but make no mistake, your business is a target for cyber criminals and just one misstep can cost you tens of thousands of dollars – or even your entire business.Leia Shilobod cuts through the hype and the myriad of white papers and slicks on security products to bring business owners, managers, and IT directors a no-frills guide to understanding the threat landscape, what to do to protect yourself, and what actions to take when you do, not IF you do get breached….
Author(s): Leia Shilobod

12. The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age (2019)

 Best Cyber Warfare Books: The Ultimate ListThe Perfect Weapon is the startling inside story of how the rise of cyberweapons transformed geopolitics like nothing since the invention of the atomic bomb. Cheap to acquire, easy to deny, and usable for a variety of malicious purposes, cyber is now the weapon of choice for democracies, dictators, and terrorists. Two presidents—Bush and Obama—drew first blood with Operation Olympic Games, which used malicious code to blow up Iran’s nuclear centrifuges, and yet America proved remarkably unprepared when its own weapons were stolen from its arsenal…
Author(s): David E. Sanger

13. Virtual Terror: 21st Century Cyber Warfare (2017)

 Best Cyber Warfare Books: The Ultimate ListAnyone who logs on to the Internet can become a victim of virtual terrorism, whether via e-mail, social media, a Google search, or simply by logging on to a computer. Anyone seeking to do harm to others online can be a virtual terrorist, and it is incredibly easy to become one. That is the era we live in now — someone sitting behind a laptop half a world away can interfere with, invade, or take over your life, business, or government. You may not even realize it, but you may already have become a victim; if you have not, you will become one eventually. In this extremely timely, important, and…
Author(s): Mr. Daniel Wagner

Best Cyber Warfare Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some cyber warfare books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Information Warfare in the Age of Cyber Conflict

Author(s): Christopher Whyte, A. Trevor Thrall, Brian M. Mazanec
ID: 2891410, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Cyber-Security And Information Warfare

Author(s): Nicholas J. Daras
ID: 2437636, Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Year: 2019, Size: 14 Mb, Format: pdf

Understanding Cyber Warfare: Politics, Policy And Strategy

Author(s): Christopher Whyte, Brian Mazanec
ID: 2507976, Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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