Recently, the Army published a new and unclassified document, Army Field Manual 3-12, Cyberspace and Electronic Warfare Operations. However, it appears that U.S. cyber superiority is not as dominant as we believe.
After writing a series of articles on ransomware, I started thinking about how ransomware could be used in a strategic attack nationwide, rather than the attacks we’ve seen so far on business and personal computers.
In the infantry and the intelligence field, a basic tenet is to know your enemy. In 2016, ransomware attacks spiked 6,000 percent, with more than 4,000 attacks occurring daily. That makes ransomware an enemy worth knowing.