Computer Network Security and Cyber Ethics, 3d ed.

Overview

Cyber vandalism and identity theft represent enormous threats in a computer-driven world. This timely work focuses on security issues with the intent of increasing the public's awareness of the magnitude of cyber vandalism, the weaknesses and loopholes inherent in the cyberspace infrastructure, and the ways to protect ourselves and our society. The nature and motives behind cyber attacks are investigated, as well as how they are committed and what efforts are being undertaken to prevent further acts from ...

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Overview

Cyber vandalism and identity theft represent enormous threats in a computer-driven world. This timely work focuses on security issues with the intent of increasing the public's awareness of the magnitude of cyber vandalism, the weaknesses and loopholes inherent in the cyberspace infrastructure, and the ways to protect ourselves and our society. The nature and motives behind cyber attacks are investigated, as well as how they are committed and what efforts are being undertaken to prevent further acts from occurring. This new, updated edition explores security issues in the increasingly popular world of social networks. General security protocols have been updated to reflect changes in the cyber world, and the changing business information security landscape is explored in detail.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786449934
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/25/2011
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Migga Kizza has written multiple books on information ethics and is a professor of computer science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Preface 1

1 The Changing Landscape of Cybercrime 5

2 Morality 12

3 Ethics 18

4 Morality, Technology, and Value 25

5 Cyberspace Infrastructure 32

6 Anatomy of the Problem 66

7 Enterprise Networks Under Attack 87

8 Information Security Protocols and Best Practices 135

9 Security and Privacy in Online Social Networks 173

10 Security and Compliance: Where Is the Balance? 183

11 The Changing Cyberspace 194

Appendix: Questions for Classroom Use 223

Chapter Notes 229

Bibliography 235

Index 239

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