Computer Science and IT: Investigating a Cyber Attack

Computer Science and IT: Investigating a Cyber Attack

by Anne Rooney
     
 

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When Ben discovers that his Facebook page has been changed, he is worried. Then someone sends emails from his account! Have his personal and work files been hacked? This book looks at the topics of computer science and information and communications technology to explain how Ben's laptop and his company's network have been compromised, and how the systems

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When Ben discovers that his Facebook page has been changed, he is worried. Then someone sends emails from his account! Have his personal and work files been hacked? This book looks at the topics of computer science and information and communications technology to explain how Ben's laptop and his company's network have been compromised, and how the systems administrator, network manager, and police investigators can track down the person carrying out the cyber attack.

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Children's Literature - Remy Dou
Our country requires defenders to keep its borders safe from intruders but these defenders now also need skills to battle on very different grounds. Attacks no longer come from just the real world; they come more and more from the virtual world. Computer systems sustain all of our institutions, from the Department of Defense to Wall Street. Everything is vulnerable and, for that reason, this is the perfect time to inspire young people to pursue careers in computer science. Rooney describes the general characteristics of cyber-attacks and the tools used by those who counter them. Up-to-date information covers each colorful spread full of photographs of computer scientists and IT professionals working in genuine settings. Moreover, she shows off the best parts of careers in fields related to the protection of computer networks. An intriguing story about a person who finds his personal information hacked weaves in an out of the narrative, tying together the themes and organizational structure of this volume. Though likely not something a young person will pick up on their own, this book belongs in every school library and in classrooms to help prepare students for the future. Part of the "Anatomy of an Investigation" series. Reviewer: Remy Dou; Ages 10 to 13.
School Library Journal
11/01/2013
Gr 5–7—Each of these multipurpose volumes opens with an example of a generic accident or incident, then goes on to present evidence gathered by investigators-with explanations of the scientific principles and procedures employed to understand it-and invitations to readers to sift the clues, make the calculations, and draw conclusions for themselves. Car Crash, for example, outlines how discovering the causes of an accident involves not only observing tire marks, vehicle positions, weather factors, and the like, but also knowing Newton's laws of motion, studying the effects of pressure on metals, and calculating velocities and directions. "You're the Investigator!" text boxes encourage critical-thinking skills, while others supply additional facts. Every volume includes photos, charts, and a low-tech project.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432976019
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Series:
Anatomy of an Investigation Series
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
1130L (what's this?)
Age Range:
11 - 16 Years

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