Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life (Stanford Law Books)

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Privacy is one of the most urgent issues associated with information technology and digital media. This book claims that what people really care about when they complain and protest that privacy has been violated is not the act of sharing information itself—most people understand that this is crucial to social life —but the inappropriate, improper sharing of information.

Arguing that privacy concerns should not be limited solely to concern about control over personal information, Helen Nissenbaum counters that information ought to be distributed and protected according to norms governing distinct social contexts—whether it be workplace, health care, schools, or among family and friends. She warns that basic distinctions between public and private, informing many current privacy policies, in fact obscure more than they clarify. In truth, contemporary information systems should alarm us only when they function without regard for social norms and values, and thereby weaken the fabric of social life.

@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex

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"Chilling . . . Extraordinary and urgent." — Washington Post

“Scary but well documented . . . A deep dive into the world of cyber war and cyber warriors.” — Los Angeles Times
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Cyber Attack: The Truth about Digital Crime, Cyber Warfare and Government Snooping

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As society grows ever more dependent on the electronic flow of information, we become increasingly vulnerable to cyber warfare, cyber crime, and cyber terrorism. Written by a former hacker who is now a highly respected computer security expert, Cyber Attack is a timely study of the hostile online landscape and the threats we face. It explains the extent and implications of the danger, and how we can protect ourselves, along with issues of online privacy, snooping, and surveillance.

CyberCrime – A Clear and Present Danger: The CEO’s Guide to Cyber Security

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Is Your Information Easy to Steal? Every business has something it needs to protect. Whether it’s top-secret IP, an exclusive client list, or a secure payment portal, your data is what sets you apart from the competition. But most businesses aren’t doing a very good job of protecting what’s theirs. The digital world is changing fast—and cybercrime is changing with it. Whether it’s a 12-year-old “script kiddie” crippling your website with denial-of-service attacks, or a master hacker targeting a project leader with phishing e-mails, the bad guys have dozens of clever and creative ways to take your assets. Sooner or later, you will come under attack. The future of your organisation depends on making your information hard to steal. But most business owners don’t know where to start. This book is the answer.

Cyberpower and National Security (National Defense University)

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The cyber domain is undergoing extraordinary changes that present both exceptional opportunities to and major challenges for users of cyberspace. The challenges arise from the malevolent actors who use cyberspace and the many security vulnerabilities that plague this sphere. Exploiting opportunities and overcoming challenges will require a balanced body of knowledge on the cyber domain. Cyberpower and National Security assembles a group of experts and discusses pertinent issues in five areas.

The first section provides a broad foundation and overview of the subject by identifying key policy issues, establishing a common vocabulary, and proposing an initial version of a theory of cyberpower. The second section identifies and explores possible changes in cyberspace over the next fifteen years by assessing cyber infrastructure and security challenges. The third section analyzes the potential impact of changes in cyberspace on the military and informational levers of power. The fourth section addresses the extent to which changes in cyberspace serve to empower key entities such as transnational criminals, terrorists, and nation-states. The final section examines key institutional factors, which include issues concerning governance, legal dimensions, critical infrastructure protection, and organization.
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