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The Secure Information Society

Ethical, Legal and Political Challenges

By Jörg Krüger , Bertram Nickolay , Sandro Gaycken

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Our rising dependency on computers leaves us increasingly open to cyber-attacks by criminals and the state. This book addresses the many interdisciplinary issues affecting the uneasy relationship between information technology and the information society.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4471-4762-6
  • 224 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: November 7, 2012
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $109.00
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In our modern information societies, we not only use and welcome computers; we are highly dependent upon them. There is a downside of this kind of progress, however. Computers are not 100% reliable. They are insecure. They are vulnerable to attackers. They can either be attacked directly, to disrupt their services, or they can be abused in clever ways to do the bidding of an attacker as a dysfunctional user.Decision-makers and experts alike always struggle with the amount of interdisciplinary knowledge needed to understand the nuts and bolts of modern information societies and their relation to security, the implications of technological or political progress or the lack thereof. This holds in particular for new challenges to come. These are harder to understand and to categorize; their development is difficult to predict. To mitigate this problem and to enable more foresight, The Secure Information Society provides an interdisciplinary spotlight onto some new and unfolding aspects of the uneasy relationship between information technology and information society, to aid the dialogue not only in its current and ongoing struggle, but to anticipate the future in time and prepare perspectives for the challenges ahead.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Preface.
  2. Section 1 – New Strategic Cybersecurity.
  3. Between War & Peace: Considering the Statecraft of Cyberspace.
  4. Laying an Intellectual Foundation for Cyberdeterrence: Some Initial Steps.
  5. Section 2 – New Regulatory Cybersecurity.
  6. Duties of Care on the Internet.
  7. The Governance of Network and Information Security in the European Union: The European Public
  8. Private Partnership for Resilience (EP3R).
  9. Data Insecurity: Scams, Blags & Scalawags.
  10. Section 3 – New Technological Cybersecurity.
  11. Content Analysis in the Digital Age: Tools, Functions, and Implications for Security.
  12. Secure Products Using Inherent Features.
  13. Assistant
  14. based Reconstruction of Believed Destroyed Shredded Documents.
  15. In
  16. Memory Technology Enables History
  17. Based Access Control for RFID
  18. Aided Supply Chains.
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