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Cyberjutsu is an approachable and enlightening guide to modern cyber security and espionage, based on secret techniques shared in ancient Japanese ninja scrolls. 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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Mapping Networks
Chapter 2: Guarding with Special Care
Chapter 3: Xenophobic Security
Chapter 4: Identification Challenges
Chapter 5: Double-Sealed Password
Chapter 6: Hours of Infiltration
Chapter 7: Access to Time
Chapter 8: Tools
Chapter 9: Sensors
Chapter 10: Bridges and Ladders
Chapter 11: Locks
Chapter 12: Moon on the Water
Chapter 13: Worm Agent
Chapter 14: Ghost on the Moon
Chapter 15: The Art of the Fireflies
Chapter 16: Live Capture
Chapter 17: Fire Attack
Chapter 18: Covert Communication
Chapter 19: Call Signs
Chapter 20: Light, Noise, and Litter Discipline
Chapter 21: Circumstances of Infiltration
Chapter 22: Zero Days
Chapter 23: Hiring Shinobi
Chapter 24: Guardhouse Behavior
Chapter 25: Zero Suspicion Threat Management
Chapter 26: Shinobi Tradecraft

About the Author

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.


As novel as it is illuminating, as it looks deep into the past. . . . [McCarty] provides a remarkably comprehensive tour of his subject, which is especially impressive for such a concise work that's well under 300 pages. In it, he covers such as topics as mapping networks and authentication, and provides unconventional tips, as well . . . A thoughtful, original, and thorough guide to cybersecurity. --Kirkus Reviews Cyberjutsu is an innovative work that is both highly technical and very readable. . . . it's packed with ideas, tips, and practical techniques for combating cyber threats. As such, the book is likely to prove an invaluable resource for individuals and organizations looking to improve their cybersecurity practices.
--Erin Britton, San Francisco Book Review A very well researched and clearly organized book that uses Japanese history quite cleverly to illustrate modern cybersecurity problems, suggesting ways to counter technological invaders and hackers based on techniques used to defend castles against attacks by clever and resourceful ninja. --Catherine Langrehr, IndieReader, Starred Review Pairs modern information security methods with ancient Japanese traditions, elevating both subjects in order to elucidate elements of the former. . . . an easy resource whose reference material flows well.
--Foreword Reviews

A good quality book.
--Antony Cummins, The Historical Ninjutsu Research Team

This helpful manual explores the field of cybersecurity, providing tips, tricks, and proven methods to help companies keep online information out of the hands of hackers. . . . Combining philosophical exercises with more concrete plans of action, McCarty blends new and old, complex and simple, to craft this intricate guide.
--BookLife The exercises are of a kind that would deeply kindle readers' interest and spur them on to intense problem-solving activity as well as hands-on experimentation in a naturally appealing manner, particularly if you grew up loving adventure/mystery stories involving castles, kings, and queens. . . . [geeks will] find it highly enjoyable and challenging!
--Raju Chacko, Reedsy May appeal to CEOs in the same way they might turn to Sun Tzu's The Art of War to level up their plan of attack. The book is also a good overview of cybersecurity for students and anyone considering a career in this expanding field. . . . Cyberjutsu, with its knowledge of the past and its applications for the future, is sure to inspire both cybersecurity insiders and the curious.
--Joanna Poncavage, BookTrib A labor of love . . . There is much value in the descriptions, analogies and schemes as described. The cyber technology presented is correct and complete. I am no expert in Ninja warfare, but the analogies absolutely makes sense.
--A Book Junkie Reviews

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