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Information Insecurity: A Survival Guide to the Uncharted Territories of Cyber-Threats and Cyber-Security

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Eduardo Gelbstein; Ahmad Kamal
Date Published
November 2002
158 pages
This book is created as a survival guide to a greater awareness of the growing dangers of cyber-threats, cyber-crime, cyber-terrorism, and cyber-war.
This book attempts to provide a greater understanding and awareness of the world of information insecurity and the impending natures of cyber-threats through the identification of the problem, potential solutions, and the development of an action plan. The book attempts to highlight the techniques that cyber-criminals are likely to use as their primary means of communication in the current state of the technology, such as untraceable emails, encryption, and digital compression. The book is divided into four primary sections. First, the task of identifying how vulnerable information systems and networks are in the world is addressed. Secondly, the potential solutions that can help prevent breakdowns, and how speedily they can be actually put into place are presented. Third, the missing elements in any action plan are highlighted and the development of effective ICT security strategies is discussed. The fourth and final section sets out specific recommendations for information security. The book is directed towards decisionmakers in both the private and public sector in hopes of the drafting and adopting of a comprehensive Law of Cyber-Space. Web sites and glossary