You are here

Sailing Safe in Cyberspace
Share

Sailing Safe in Cyberspace
Protect Your Identity and Data



August 2013 | 293 pages | SAGE India

Sailing Safe in Cyberspace is an excellent resource on safe computing. It gives in-depth exposure to the various ways in which security of information might be compromised, how cybercrime markets work and measures that can be taken to ensure safety at individual and organizational levels.

Cyber security is not just a technical subject that can be resolved like any other IT-related problem—it is a ‘risk’ that can be mitigated by creating awareness and getting the right combination of technology and practices based on careful analysis. This book combines insights on cybersecurity from academic research, media reports, vendor reports, practical consultation and research experience.

The first section of the book discusses motivation and types of cybercrimes that can take place. The second lists the major types of threats that users might encounter. The third discusses the impact, trend and role of the government in combating cybercrime. The fourth section of the book tells the readers about ways to protect themselves and secure their data/information stored in computers and the cyberspace. It concludes by offering suggestions for building a secure cyber environment.

Preface  
 
I: MOTIVATION AND TYPES OF CYBERCRIME
Introduction  
Identifying Cybercrime Motives  
How Can You Be Affected by Cybercrime  
 
II: THREATS AND METHODS
Spam Methods  
Malware Tools  
Phishing Ways  
Identity Theft Methods  
Denial-of-Service Attack  
Damage by Botnets  
Hacking and Structured Query Language Injection  
Social Engineering Techniques  
Newer Threats  
 
III: IMPACT, TRENDS AND ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN COMBATING CYBERCRIME
Impact of Cybercrime  
Trends in Cybercrime  
Role of Government and Regulatory Mechanisms  
 
IV: BEING SAFE, BEING CYBER SECURE
Sailing Safe  
Suggestions for Building a Security Program and Concluding Remarks  
Bibliography  

The book acknowledges the advantages the convergence of technology has brought about for users...A definite good read for people who do not wish to be bogged by technical jargon.

Media Asia, Vol 40, Jan 2013

Preview this book

Anjali Kaushik

Anjali Kaushik, PhD is an Associate Professor at Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon. She has 20 years’ experience in teaching, research and consulting related to IT strategy, information security, innovation and e-governance across diverse sectors. She has been the Chief Investigator for developing the ‘Information Security Best Practices Framework for Government Sector in India’ and associated as consultant on prestigious assignments such as the evaluation of ‘National e-Governance Awards’ for four consecutive years and the impact assessment of e-Governance projects as a ‘Knowledge Partner’ to Government of India. She is a... More About Author

For instructors

Purchasing options

Please select a format:

ISBN: 9788132111221
₹495.00