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    Randall K. Nichols, Kansas State University

    Hans C. Mumm, California University of Pennsylvania

    Wayne D. Lonstein, Pennsylvania State University

    Julie J.C.H Ryan, Wyndrose Technical Group

    Candice M. Carter, NASA

    Copyright Year:

    Last Update: 2024

    ISBN 13: 9781944548544

    Publisher: New Prairie Press

    Language: English

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    Table of Contents

    • Front Matter
    • Foreword
    • Part 1: Cyber-Human Systems (CHS)
    • Part 2: Space Threats
    • Part 3: Warfare, Hypersonics, and Materials
    • Appendix A: dB Math and Plane / Spherical Trigonometry Primer

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    About the Book

    CYBER-HUMAN SYSTEMS, SPACE TECHNOLOGIES, AND THREATS is our eighth textbook in a series covering the world of UASs / CUAS / UUVs / SPACE. We address the technological future of the merging of cyber-human systems (robots, cyborgs, AI/ML, computers) with humans and apply these innovations to space operations and defense against threats that are concomitant with their development. We look at artificial brains, legality of CHS sensors, AI /ML and Ag and food industry; Neurostrike and CHATGPT, biological threats and growth in space, space EW, modeling, deep space warfare, logistics and dominance; hypersonic missiles, cyber threats in space, machine parts, materials technologies, and economies of scale, quantum technologies impact and finally, innovative wireless power transfer for space applications. State-of-the-Art research by a team of eighteen SMEs is incorporated into our book. We trust you will enjoy reading it as much as we have in its writing. There is hope for the future. There is also caution needed.

    About the Contributors


    Randall K. Nichols is a Professor of Practice in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) – Cybersecurity at Kansas State University Aerospace and Technology Campus in Salina, Kansas. Nichols serves as Director, GC Space Systems and Operations (SSO) and Director, GC Aerospace Cyber Operations Programs. Nichols is internationally respected, with 53 years of experience in leadership roles in cryptography, counterintelligence, INFOSEC, and sensitive computer applications. Throughout his career, Nichols has published fifteen bestselling textbooks. Nichols has provided counsel to the United States government and is certified as a federal subject matter expert (SME) in cryptography and computer forensics. His most recent work involves creating masters and certificate graduate-level programs for KSU and Utica College.

    Dr. Mumm has spent a combined twenty-nine years in government and contractor service building teams to address hard problems in the areas of national security, homeland security, and advanced technologies. He was the Division Chief for Cyber Security at the Office of The Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), programming and executing a budget of over $140M. Subsequently, he accepted a Branch Chief position with the CIA and built a unique set of continuous monitoring capabilities supporting the ICD503 Risk Management Framework. His achievements include establishing a rogue wireless framework, as well as the funding, technology, and teams to support the ICD 503 initiatives. His programmatic responsibilities included the auditable financial statements of assigned programs, and the long-range planning for next-generation systems, including tracking working capital funds through the CBJB and POM submissions. 

    Wayne Lonstein holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Wilkes University, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Cyber Forensics, and Information Security from Syracuse University – Utica College, A Master of Science Degree in Homeland Security with a concentration in Information Security from The Pennsylvania State University and a Juris Doctor Degree from Pace University School of Law. Additionally, he holds a CISSP Certification from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of the state bars of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, as well as being admitted to over 30 United States District Court Bars, The Court of Veterans Appeals, the United States Tax Court, and the bar of the United States Court of Appeals of the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Circuits. 

    Julie J.C.H. Ryan, D.Sc., is the CEO of Wyndrose Technical Group, having retired from academia in 2017. Her last position in academia was Professor of Cybersecurity and Information Assurance at the U.S. National Defense University. Before that, she was tenured faculty at George Washington University and a visiting scholar at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). 

    Prof. Candice Carter is a cybersecurity expert with over 15 years of hands-on experience in counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and cybercriminal investigations. She conducts Classified/Unclassified briefings in the areas of Terroristic Cyber Capabilities using Social Media and Counterterrorism for the Intelligence Community (IC). Ms. Carter conducts research and constructs Asymmetric Warfare and Attack / Defense Scenarios against National Critical Infrastructure. She is the Team Lead for NASA Aeronautics Research Institute for Transformative Vertical Flight (TVF) Commercial Intra-City On-Demand VTOL group. Ms. Carter is an invited speaker for key organizations, including BSides London and (ISC)2 Security Congress. She is an Assistant Professor/Chair MSc Cybersecurity program at Wilmington University. Ms. Carter holds an MSc in Cybersecurity Forensics and Intelligence from Utica College, Utica, NY, and a PMT Cybersecurity UAS from Kansas State University. 

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