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Computer Network Security and Cyber Ethics
     

Computer Network Security and Cyber Ethics

by Joseph Migga Kizza
 

Computer crimes and the invasion of privacy by electronic means are major concerns for many people. They threaten the future of access to information by allied uses of electronic communication media.

Chapter One provides information on the underlying infrastructure and communication protocols to help in understanding computer crimes and the dangers associated

Overview

Computer crimes and the invasion of privacy by electronic means are major concerns for many people. They threaten the future of access to information by allied uses of electronic communication media.

Chapter One provides information on the underlying infrastructure and communication protocols to help in understanding computer crimes and the dangers associated with them. Chapter Two categorizes cyber attacks by various motives—personal, pleasure-seeking, attention-seeking, revenge or even vendetta, financial escapades and raw hate. Likely targets and security issues in the day-to-day computer augmented settings are discussed in Chapter Three. Chapter Four addresses the costs of computer crimes to individuals, to the nation and to businesses and their clients. Crime prevention is the topic of Chapter Five, which describes the efforts being made by individuals, civic groups, institutions, nations and multinational bodies to eliminate computer crime. Chapter Six assesses the future of cyber attacks by looking at the changing technology, the availability of computer access to the wrong people, and education and crime prevention measures. The mind of the computer hacker is explored at length.

Editorial Reviews

Choice
excellent...highly detailed
Midwest Book Review
a thoughtful, informed, and informative look at electronic malice and its consequences...highly recommended
Counterpoise
"a useful introduction...libraries will want to consider this for purchase"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786411344
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/15/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
191
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.38(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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