Computer Network Security and Cyber Ethics, 4th edition by Joseph Migga Kizza.
1. The Changing Landscape of Cybercrime
4. Morality, Technology and Value
5. Cyberspace Infrastructure
6. Anatomy of the Problem
7. Enterprise Security
8. Information Security Protocols and Best Practices
9. Security and Privacy in Online Social Networks
10. Security in Mobile Systems
11. Security in the Cloud
12. Security and Compliance
Preface by Joseph Migga Kizza:
Since the publication of the third edition of this book in 2011, a lot has changed. Dramatic advances in mobile technology have resulted in the unprecedented growth of social networks. This fast- changing technology landscape has forced me to make considerable changes to the contents of the book to bring my faithful readers and students of information technology up to date.
We have updated most of the contents in a good number of chapters, added chapters with new contents and removed chapters with outdated content. With all these alterations, additions and removals, we have kept the core theme of the text the same but brought new light, and new discussion points, to the table. Although the book has been in production since 2002, when it was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title, the core theme of the book has endured. This is a testimony not only to the quality of the book but also to the persistence and growing relevancy of the issues discussed.
The growing relevancy of the issues in the book have confirmed and solidified my belief over the years that the security of cyberspace, as it evolves and engulfs all of us, is and will always be based on secure, reliable software and hardware protocols and best practices and a strong ethical framework for all its users. If a morally astute and ethically trained user is missing from the equation, cyberspace will never be secure and, therefore, the information infrastructure we have come to depend on so much will likewise never be secure. We focus on these core issues throughout the book.
Because of the central role of this ethical framework, we devote the first four chapters to morality, ethics, and technology and value. In these, we demonstrate the central role of morality and ethics in the decision- making process of an information professional, and indeed all humans handling information technology. We also discuss in depth the value that technology adds and the role it plays in our deliberations before we make decisions. We ponder the question of whether technology makes decisions for us or whether we depend on and use it to make wise decisions of our own.
In all, the security of information in general and of computer networks in particular, on which our national critical infrastructure and, indeed, our lives is increasingly depending, is based squarely on the individuals who build the hardware and design and develop the software that run the networks that store our vital information.
To address security issues in the rapidly changing technology and in the growing ecosystem of online social networks, we have added two new chapters, “Security in Mobile Systems” and “Security in the Cloud.” To continue the discussion of the ever- changing nature of security protocols and best practices, we have reworked and kept Chapter 8 as “Information Security Protocols and Best Practices.” The last chapter has been updated and renamed “Security and Compliance” to update the debate in the changing business information security landscape.
Although we seem to be making efforts toward mitigating computer security incidents, the progress we are achieving seems insignificant. Indeed, data from incident reporting centers shows no let- up in activity from the time of this book’s first edition to today. In fact, data shows that digital crime incidents are mutating, unrelenting, always on the rise, which begs the question—are we doing the right thing? Maybe not.
After more than 10 years of efforts to rein in the growing and indeed mutating information infrastructure security problems, we still do not seem to be doing the right thing. Maybe we need to change course. The rise in such incidents has been and still is an indication of the poor state of our cyberspace infrastructure security policies and the vulnerability of all cyberspace resources. We have been pointing out over the years that we are yet not doing enough. Toward this end, several private and public initiatives and partnerships have been have been established and are discussed throughout the book.
Finally, as has been the case in the last three editions, we are still keeping the fire burning, for public awareness of the magnitude of cyber security and cybercrimes, the weaknesses and loopholes inherent in the cyberspace infrastructure, and the ways to protect ourselves and our society. We also must have more debate on the need for a strong ethical framework as a way to safeguard cyberspace.
“Joseph Migga Kizza”.
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⏩Edition: 4th edition
⏩Author: Joseph Migga Kizza
⏩Puplisher: McFarland; 4 Revised edition
⏩Puplication Date: March 13, 2014
⏩Size: 2.36 MB
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