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Cyber Power

Crime, Conflict and Security in Cyberspace

By Solange Ghernaouti-Helie

EPFL Press – 2013 – 220 pages

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    April 2nd 2013

Description

Most books on cybercrime are written by national security or political experts, and rarely propose an integrated and comprehensive approach to cybercrime, cyber-terrorism, cyber-war and cyber-security. This work develops approaches to crucial cyber-security issues that are non-political, non-partisan, and non-governmental. It informs readers through high-level summaries and the presentation of a consistent approach to several cyber-risk related domains, both from a civilian and a military perspective. Explaining fundamental principles in an interdisciplinary manner, it sheds light on the societal, economic, political, military, and technical issues related to the use and misuse of information and communication technologies.

Contents

Preface and Acknowledgement

Acknowledgement

Dedication

Foreword

Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Issues: Stakes and Challenges for the 21st Century

Understanding the context

The risks and the needs

Supporting and developing the digital society

Cybersecurity expectations

Summary

Exercises

Cyberspace and Internet: a New Paradigm for Crime and Conflicts

Understanding the context

The characteristics of cybercrimes

The Internet: empowering criminals

Summary in 10 tips

Exercises

Cybercrimes Against Persons

Understanding the context

Affecting people’s dignity and integrity

Swindles and frauds over the Internet

Identity crimes

Privacy related offences

Technological innovation and responsibility

Summary

Exercices

Cybercrimes Against Assets

Understanding the context

The typology of the main crimes against assets

Frauds and scams

Summary of offences from a technological perspective

Case study from the FBI

Exercises

Cybercrimes Against States

Understanding the context

Examples of cybercriminal activities that can affect states

Cyberthreats against states

Summary

Exercises

Cyberconflicts, Cyberwars and Cyberpower

Understanding the context

From cybercrime to cyberwar

Cyberwar

Information war

Cyberterrorism: a particular kind of cyberconflict

Cybercrime or cyber conflict

Summary

Exercises

Understanding Cybercriminals

Understanding the context

Towards a classification of cybercriminals

About hacking and hackers

Hackers’ conventions, contests, and school

Portraits of hackers

Summary

Exercices

The Cybercriminal’s Toolkits

Understanding the context

Fundamental principles and constant factors of cyberattacks

Spam and phishing: assets for criminals

Means of obtaining connection parameters to access systems

Some basic attacks

The black market of cybercriminality

Summary

Exercises

The Fight Against Cybercrime

Understanding the context

Strengthening legislation is not enough

An integrative approach and a global strategy

The principal challenges in combating cybercrime at the international level

Some privacy related considerations

Summary

Exercises

The Global Cybercrime Ecosystem and Cybercriminal Investigation

Understanding the context

The place of the struggle against cybercriminality in the cybercriminal ecosystem

Cybercriminal investigation

The idea of digital evidence

Fundamental concepts in computer crime investigation

Investigating computer crimes within organizations

Summary

Exercises

A Global Approach to Cybersecurity

Understanding the context

The evolution of information security

Avoiding the cybersecurity gap

A systemic approach to cybersecurity

Summary

Exercises

Cybersecurity Governance and Security Measures

Understanding the context

Managing the risks

Defining a security policy

Understanding ICT security from a technical point of view

A functional approach to generic security tools

Cyber security as a competitive advantage

Summary

Exercises

Cyberconflict & Cybercrime: Prospects for a Global Response

Understanding the context

Some complex and global questions

For an international treaty: a contribution to stability in cyberspace

Connecting the world responsibly

Summary

Exercises

Glossary of main cybercrime and cybersecurity related terms

Annex: Some references

Index

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Description: By Solange Ghernaouti-Helie. Most books on cybercrime are written by national security or political experts, and rarely propose an integrated and comprehensive approach to cybercrime, cyber-terrorism, cyber-war and cyber-security. This work develops approaches to crucial...
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