Sailing Safe in Cyberspace is an excellent resource on safe computing. It gives in-depth exposure to the various ways in which security of information might be compromised, how cybercrime markets work and measures that can be taken to ensure safety at individual and organizational levels.
Cyber security is not just a technical subject that can be resolved like any other IT-related problem—it is a ‘risk’ that can be mitigated by creating awareness and getting the right combination of technology and practices based on careful analysis. This book combines insights on cybersecurity from academic research, media reports, vendor reports, practical consultation and research experience.
The first section of the book discusses motivation and types of cybercrimes that can take place. The second lists the major types of threats that users might encounter. The third discusses the impact, trend and role of the government in combating cybercrime. The fourth section of the book tells the readers about ways to protect themselves and secure their data/information stored in computers and the cyberspace. It concludes by offering suggestions for building a secure cyber environment.
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About the Author
Anjali Kaushik, Ph D is an Associate Professor at Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon. She has 20 years’ experience in teaching, research and consulting related to IT strategy, information security, innovation and e-governance across diverse sectors. She has been the Chief Investigator for developing the ‘Information Security Best Practices Framework for Government Sector in India’ and associated as consultant on prestigious assignments such as the evaluation of ‘National e-Governance Awards’ for four consecutive years and the impact assessment of e-Governance projects as a ‘Knowledge Partner’ to Government of India. She is a certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and Lead Implementer. She has been regularly conducting workshops and holding training programs on cyber security and e-Governance at MDI. She has authored three books, participated as speaker on cybersecurity at various forums and has more than 15 publications in various national and international journals. Her books have the following titles:
· Jaiswal, M. P. and A. Kaushik. 2002. e-CRM: Business and System Frontiers. New Delhi: Asian Books Private Limited.· Kaushik, A. and M. Kumar. 2010. Planning for Inter-organizational Systems. New Delhi: AK Publications.· Kumar, L. and A. Kaushik. 2012. Fresh Fingerprints: Cases of Innovations in Public Service Delivery. Mc Graw Hill.
Table of Contents
PrefaceI: MOTIVATION AND TYPES OF CYBERCRIME Introduction Identifying Cybercrime Motives How Can You Be Affected by CybercrimeII: THREATS AND METHODS Spam Methods Malware Tools Phishing Ways Identity Theft Methods Denial-of-Service Attack Damage by Botnets Hacking and Structured Query Language Injection Social Engineering Techniques Newer ThreatsIII: IMPACT, TRENDS AND ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN COMBATING CYBERCRIME Impact of Cybercrime Trends in Cybercrime Role of Government and Regulatory MechanismsIV: BEING SAFE, BEING CYBER SECURE Sailing Safe Suggestions for Building a Security Program and Concluding Remarks Bibliography