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Cyber war tactics or clever behavior: Understanding cyber deception techniques in the fight against cyber warfare
by Auman, Jerome R., M.S., Utica College, 2014, 68; 1564385
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this capstone project was to examine known cyber deception techniques used by cyber criminals in order to enhance end-user awareness. The focal point of the assessment was to research the origin of distinctive cyber deception tactics and study cyber terrorist behaviors to identify gaps in current cyber deception research and develop counter-deceptive tactics that protect valuable computer and infrastructure networks within the United States. This capstone focused on the basic principles and techniques of cyber deception, the relationship of denial and deception tactics, cyber deception vulnerabilities leading to human biases and impaired thinking, and counter deception principles that leave computer networks in a consistent state of cyber threat vulnerability. A thorough examination of a wide range of literature and publications concluded that there is a disturbing lack of communication between military, government, and civilian organizations in regards to the threat of cyber security. Despite current research that identifies common cyber deception tactics, readers will deduce there is inadequate communication from the U.S. government to its civilian counterparts stressing the need to work together in developing mitigation strategies to counter cyber threats.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Orbinati, Albert, Morales, Ismael
School: Utica College
Department: Cybersecurity
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: MAI 53/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Information Technology, Criminology, Computer science
Keywords: Computer, Cyber criminal, Cybersecurity, Network, Professor albert orbinati, Threat
Publication Number: 1564385
ISBN: 978-1-321-16551-7
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