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Listening In : Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age / Susan Landau.

Author/Creator:
Landau, Susan Eva author., Author,
Publication:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (192 p.)
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Computer networks -- Security measures -- Government policy.
Computer security.
Data encryption (Computer science) -- Law and legislation.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
A cybersecurity expert and former Google privacy analyst's urgent call to protect devices and networks against malicious hackers†‹ New technologies have provided both incredible convenience and new threats. The same kinds of digital networks that allow you to hail a ride using your smartphone let power grid operators control a country's electricity-and these personal, corporate, and government systems are all vulnerable. In Ukraine, unknown hackers shut off electricity to nearly 230,000 people for six hours. North Korean hackers destroyed networks at Sony Pictures in retaliation for a film that mocked Kim Jong-un. And Russian cyberattackers leaked Democratic National Committee emails in an attempt to sway a U.S. presidential election. And yet despite such documented risks, government agencies, whose investigations and surveillance are stymied by encryption, push for a weakening of protections. In this accessible and riveting read, Susan Landau makes a compelling case for the need to secure our data, explaining how we must maintain cybersecurity in an insecure age.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface
1. Racing into the Digital Revolution
2. We're All Connected Now
3. Dangers Lurking Within
4. How Do We Protect Ourselves?
5. Investigations in the Age of Encryption
6. There's No Turning Back
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 05. Mai 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780300231557
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300231557 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.