Cyber Power: Crime, Conflict and Security in Cyberspace by Solange Ghernaouti-Helie

By Solange Ghernaouti-Helie

Most books on cybercrime are written by means of nationwide safeguard or political specialists, and barely suggest an built-in and entire method of cybercrime, cyber-terrorism, cyber-war and cyber-security. This paintings develops techniques to the most important cyber-security matters which are non-political, non-partisan, and non-governmental. It informs readers via high-level summaries and the presentation of a constant method of numerous cyber-risk comparable domain names, either from a civilian and an army standpoint. Explaining primary ideas in an interdisciplinary demeanour, it sheds mild at the societal, monetary, political, army, and technical matters with regards to the use and misuse of knowledge and conversation technologies.

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Technological evolution needs to be paralleled by an evolution of the social, political and legal orders. This cursory examination already provides an idea of the importance of the challenges created by the information age, the crucial role of telecommunications in meeting them, and the importance of dealing with security issues before they hinder development. 4 Cybersecurity expectations A major issue to consider: absolute security cannot exist An emailing system does not offer any security services.

However, a reinforced door, even a very resistant one, will be useless if the thief can enter through a window. The reinforced door will stop the petty thief who prefers easy targets, but it will not stop the motivated thief from finding an efficient way to achieve his objectives. Thus security solutions respond to particular situations at a specific moment by, mostly, displacing the problem of and responsibility for security. Many solutions quickly become useless because methods of attack and criminal know-how are evolving.

When associated with a face – a real person – these data allow the establishment of a direct link between a name and an individual, hence his identification and recognition. It is hard for a wrongdoer to pretend to be somebody else without changing the picture on an ID card or transforming his appearance to look physically like the person. On the Internet it is different because these same elements of data are not directly linked to a physical person. These data are often easily accessible. Criminals have learned how to appropriate these data to commit illicit acts in the name of the victim whose identity has been stolen (the idea of impersonation).

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