Cyberjutsu: Cybersecurity for the Modern Ninja

McCarty, Ben

  • 出版商: No Starch Press
  • 出版日期: 2021-04-27
  • 售價: $1,090
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,036
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 264
  • 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
  • ISBN: 1718500548
  • ISBN-13: 9781718500549
  • 相關分類: 資訊安全




Like Sun Tzu's Art of War for Modern Business, this book uses ancient ninja scrolls as the foundation for teaching readers about cyber-warfare, espionage and security.

Cyberjutsu is a revolutionary approach to information security based on authentic, formerly classified Ninja scrolls. It synthesizes today's infosec field with the tactics and techniques used by ancient Japanese ninjas - history's original Advanced Persistent Threat (APT). Written by Ben McCarty, a former NSA developer and the U.S. Army's first cyber warfare specialist, this essential handbook for cyber defenders draws fascinating parallels between the stealth warriors of feudal Japan and modern cybersecurity concepts, analyzing how real ninjas practiced information assurance, infiltration, and espionage requiring covert access to heavily fortified organizations.

Aimed at infosec experts and non-technical readers alike, the book teaches over a dozen ancient approaches to modern security problems. You'll see why mapping your network like an adversary can be used to your advantage; you'll discover the effectiveness of social-engineering techniques used by ninjas to slip into castles; and you'll engage in "castle" thought exercises that will teach you to think like a true cyber ninja.

You'll learn:

- How ninja-based security concepts map to the NIST 800-53 Framework
- Anti-attribution tactics used by ninjas to protect their employer and punish the enemy
- Secret infiltration techniques with flexible applications, like Shinobi
- Overcoming identification challenges, double-sealed passwords, getting past "the guardhouse," and other modernizations of ancient tactics
- How to place network sensors and install backdoors like a ninja
- Ninja command-and-control techniques
By trade, cyber defenders look toward problems of the future, but Cyberjutsu posits we have much to learn from brilliant warriors of the past.


Ben McCarty is a cyber security specialist and former NSA developer. He served in the US Army's Network Warfare Battalion and became the first fully qualified cyber warfare specialist (35Q) in US Army history. He is currently a quantum security researcher in the Washington, DC, area.