Cybersecurity is an active and important area of study, practice, and research today. It spans various fields including cyber terrorism, cyber warfare, electronic civil disobedience, governance and security, hacking and hacktivism, information management and security, internet and controls, law enforcement, national security, privacy, protection of society and the rights of the individual, social engineering, terrorism, and more. This book compiles original and innovative findings on issues relating to cybersecurity and threats. This comprehensive reference explores the developments, methods, approaches, and surveys of cyber threats and security in a wide variety of fields and endeavors. It specifically focuses on cyber threats, cyberattacks, cyber techniques, artificial intelligence, cyber threat actors, and other related cyber issues. The book provides researchers, practitioners, academicians, military professionals, government officials, and other industry professionals with an in-depth discussion of the state-of-the-art advances in the field of cybersecurity.
Digital information and data processing, storage and transmission are already at the core of most modern enterprises and most individuals have significant digital footprints. Computer-based information networks operating in cyber-space (interconnected on the Internet) are at the core of modern businesses many of which operate across countries and continents. Government and human development enterprises (health, education, etc.) depend critically on Internet-based operations. The traditional systems of in-house applications and data storage are rapidly being replaced by shared or independent Cloud services. However, these highly beneficial developments in information technology also come with a variety of cyber-threats. The risks may originate from personal cyber-habits, employees, clients and contractors, or external cyber-criminals; they may result from deliberate acts or human errors. Irrespective of the source or cause, the consequences can be devastating, ranging valuable or sensitive data loss, or disruption of operations of sensitive infrastructure. Cyber-crime is increasingly weaponized to extract ransom payment or cripple sensitive infrastructure of enemy nation states. Cyber-security has emerged as a major technology discipline and, with the exponential rate of personal and corporate migration to cyber-space, incidents of cyber-crime are projected to grow at a similar rate. This introductory book presents a comprehensive overview of the digital cyber-space, evaluation of the extent of cyber-threats, the critical information technology practices and infrastructure that facilitate cyber-attacks, the main criminal actors and their strategies, and current status and trends in cyber-defense strategies for protecting the digital world.
This book analyses the implications of the technical, legal, ethical and privacy challenges as well as challenges for human rights and civil liberties regarding Artificial Intelligence (AI) and National Security. It also offers solutions that can be adopted to mitigate or eradicate these challenges wherever possible. As a general-purpose, dual-use technology, AI can be deployed for both good and evil. The use of AI is increasingly becoming of paramount importance to the government’s mission to keep their nations safe. However, the design, development and use of AI for national security poses a wide range of legal, ethical, moral and privacy challenges. This book explores national security uses for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Western Democracies and its malicious use. This book also investigates the legal, political, ethical, moral, privacy and human rights implications of the national security uses of AI in the aforementioned democracies. It illustrates how AI for national security purposes could threaten most individual fundamental rights, and how the use of AI in digital policing could undermine user human rights and privacy. In relation to its examination of the adversarial uses of AI, this book discusses how certain countries utilise AI to launch disinformation attacks by automating the creation of false or misleading information to subvert public discourse. With regards to the potential of AI for national security purposes, this book investigates how AI could be utilized in content moderation to counter violent extremism on social media platforms. It also discusses the current practices in using AI in managing Big Data Analytics demands. This book provides a reference point for researchers and advanced-level students studying or working in the fields of Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence, Social Sciences, Network Security as well as Law and Criminology. Professionals working within these related fields and law enforcement employees will also find this book valuable as a reference.
The quantity, diversity, and sophistication of Internet of Things (IoT) items are rapidly increasing, posing significant issues but also innovative solutions for forensic science. Such systems are becoming increasingly common in public locations, businesses, universities, residences, and other shared offices, producing enormous amounts of data at rapid speeds in a variety of forms. IoT devices can be used as suspects, digital witnesses, or instruments of crime and cyberattacks, posing new investigation problems, forensic issues, security threats, legal concerns, privacy concerns, and ethical dilemmas. A cyberattack on IoT devices might target the device itself or associated systems, particularly vital infrastructure. This book discusses the advancements in IoT and Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) forensics. The first objective is to learn and understand the fundamentals of IoT forensics. This objective will answer the question of why and how IoT has evolved as one of the most promising and widely accepted technologies across the globe and has many widely accepted applications. The second objective is to learn how to use CPS to address many computational problems. CPS forensics is a promising domain, and there are various advancements in this field. This book is structured so that the topics of discussion are relevant to each reader’s particular areas of interest. The book’s goal is to help each reader to see the relevance of IoT and CPS forensics to his or her career or interests. This book not only presents numerous case studies from a global perspective, but it also compiles a large amount of literature and research from a database. As a result, this book effectively demonstrates the concerns, difficulties, and trends surrounding the topic while also encouraging readers to think globally. The main goal of this project is to encourage both researchers and practitioners to share and exchange their experiences and recent studies between academia and industry.
This book offers a practice-oriented guide to developing an effective cybersecurity culture in organizations. It provides a psychosocial perspective on common cyberthreats affecting organizations, and presents practical solutions for leveraging employees’ attitudes and behaviours in order to improve security. Cybersecurity, as well as the solutions used to achieve it, has largely been associated with technologies. In contrast, this book argues that cybersecurity begins with improving the connections between people and digital technologies. By presenting a comprehensive analysis of the current cybersecurity landscape, the author discusses, based on literature and her personal experience, human weaknesses in relation to security and the advantages of pursuing a holistic approach to cybersecurity, and suggests how to develop cybersecurity culture in practice. Organizations can improve their cyber resilience by adequately training their staff. Accordingly, the book also describes a set of training methods and tools. Further, ongoing education programmes and effective communication within organizations are considered, showing that they can become key drivers for successful cybersecurity awareness initiatives. When properly trained and actively involved, human beings can become the true first line of defence for every organization.
Publisher: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego we Wrocławiu
Category: Business & Economics
The monograph is our latest publication created thanks to the scientific cooperation between Polish and Japanese researchers from the Department of International Business at the Wroclaw University of Economics and Business, and Takasaki City University of Economics. The results of their research provide an overview of selected trends and challenges present in the global economy. As a mosaic of diverse research subjects, this book is dedicated to readers who look for multidimensional insights into the modern trends and phenomena occurring in the global economy. This monograph is recommended to students of economics who want to acquire knowledge about the selected tendencies, and researchers who would like to broaden their knowledge in the area of current trends in the globalized world economy, as well as entrepreneurs and business practitioners seeking information about the cultural aspects of the global economic phenomena.
This exciting and timely collection showcases recent work on Cybercrime by members of Uclan Cybercrime Research Unit [UCRU], directed by Dr Tim Owen at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. This book offers up-to-date perspectives on Cybercrime based upon a Realist social ontology, alongside suggestions for how research into Cybercrime might move beyond what can be seen as the main theoretical obstacles facing criminological theory: the stagnation of critical criminology and the nihilistic relativism of the postmodern and post-structuralist cultural turn. Organised into three sections; ‘Law and Order in Cyberspace’, ‘Gender and Deviance in Cyberspace’, and ‘Identity and Cyberspace’, this cutting-edge volume explores some of the most crucial issues we face today on the internet: grooming, gendered violence, freedom of speech and intellectual property crime. Providing unique new theory on Cybercrime, this book will appeal to scholars and advanced students of Criminology, Law, Sociology, Philosophy, Policing and Forensic Science, Information Technology and Journalism, in addition to professionals working within law and order agencies and the security services.
This revised and expanded edition of the Research Handbook on International Law and Cyberspace brings together leading scholars and practitioners to examine how international legal rules, concepts and principles apply to cyberspace and the activities occurring within it. In doing so, contributors highlight the difficulties in applying international law to cyberspace, assess the regulatory efficacy of these rules and, where necessary, suggest adjustments and revisions.
This is a monumental reference for the theory and practice of computer security. Comprehensive in scope, this text covers applied and practical elements, theory, and the reasons for the design of applications and security techniques. It covers both the management and the engineering issues of computer security. It provides excellent examples of ideas and mechanisms that demonstrate how disparate techniques and principles are combined in widely-used systems. This book is acclaimed for its scope, clear and lucid writing, and its combination of formal and theoretical aspects with real systems, technologies, techniques, and policies.
As an application of information technology (IT), e-government is used for delivery in government for services and information exchange between the government and the public. This electronic service delivery is an important innovation to society; however, it also attracts hackers and cyberattacks. It is essential to provide fast protection application software and structure. Cybersecurity Measures for E-Government Frameworks provides security techniques and measures to e-governance applications. It further discusses emerging technologies in the cybersecurity field as well as the specific uses they have to e-government technologies. Covering topics such as cyberattack detection, deep learning, and preventive approaches, this book is an essential resource for government officials, security professionals, students and educators of higher education, IT professionals, researchers, and academicians.