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Author Pelton, Joseph, author
Title Digital defense : a cybersecurity primer / by Joseph Pelton, Indu B. Singh
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2015
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Descript 1 online resource (xx, 209 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Note Do You Know Your Cyber Space? -- What Is at Stake -- Is Anyone Looking Out for You -- Ten Key Things to Protect -- Where to Go for Assistance -- Who Will Control the Future -- Ten Commandments for Your Cyber Defense -- Glossary
Drs. Pelton and Singh warn of the increasing risks of cybercrime and lay out a series of commonsense precautions to guard against individual security breaches. This guide clearly explains the technology at issue, the points of weakness, and the best ways to proactively monitor and maintain the integrity of individual networks. Covering both the most common personal attacks of identity fraud, phishing, malware, and breach of access as well as the larger threats against companies and governmental systems, the authors explain the vulnerabilities of the internet age. As more and more of life's transactions take place online, the average computer user and society at large have a lot to lose. All users can take steps to secure their information. Cybercrime is so subtle and hidden, people can ignore the threat until it is too late. Yet today about every three seconds a person is hit by some form of cyberattack out of the blue. Locking the "cyber-barn door" after a hacker has struck is way too late. Cybersecurity, cybercrime, and cyberterrorism may seem to be intellectual crimes that don't really touch the average person, but the threat is real. Demystifying them is the most important step, and this accessible explanation covers all the bases
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Computer security
National security
Popular Science
Popular Science in Technology
Systems and Data Security
Communications Engineering, Networks
Alt Author Singh, Indu B., author
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