Computer Network Security and Cyber Ethics, 4th ed.


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About the Book

In its 4th edition, this book remains focused on increasing public awareness of the nature and motives of cyber vandalism and cybercriminals, the weaknesses inherent in cyberspace infrastructure, and the means available to protect ourselves and our society. This new edition aims to integrate security education and awareness with discussions of morality and ethics. The reader will gain an understanding of how the security of information in general and of computer networks in particular, on which our national critical infrastructure and, indeed, our lives depend, 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. Addressing security issues with ever-growing social networks are two new chapters: “Security of Mobile Systems” and “Security in the Cloud Infrastructure.”
Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

About the Author(s)

Joseph Migga Kizza has written multiple books on information ethics and is a professor of computer science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Bibliographic Details

Joseph Migga Kizza
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 240
Bibliographic Info: 49 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2014
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9392-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1560-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Preface 1

1. The Changing Landscape of Cybercrime 3

2. Morality 11

3. Ethics 17

4. Morality, Technology and Value 24

5. Cyberspace Infrastructure 32

6. Anatomy of the Problem 60

7. Enterprise Security 82

8. Information Security Protocols and Best Practices 123

9. Security and Privacy in Online Social Networks 161

10. Security in Mobile Systems 171

11. Security in the Cloud 183

12. Security and Compliance 198

Appendix: Questions for Classroom Use 209

Chapter Notes 215

Bibliography 221

Index 225

Book Reviews & Awards

Reviews of the third edition: “excellent…highly detailed”—Choice; “a thoughtful, informed, and informative look at electronic malice and its consequences…highly recommended”—Midwest Book Review; “a useful introduction…libraries will want to consider this for purchase”—Counterpoise.