The Secure Information Society

Ethical, Legal and Political Challenges

Editors: Krüger, Jörg, Nickolay, Bertram, Gaycken, Sandro (Eds.)

  • Provides technical, social and political perspectives on the issues affecting the information society
  • Analyses the new technologies and developments within modern information societies
  • Contributions from industry professionals and leading researchers
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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.

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Brad Reid, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN, USA

Excerpts from full review posted May 24 2013 to Computing Reviews [Review #: CR141243]

Readers seeking insight into the relationship between society’s use of information and information technology will find useful content… Interdisciplinary dialogue is necessary, and the collection contributes to the conversation. The book adds to the available knowledge on ethical, legal, and political issues connected to secure information, and will be beneficial to multiple constituencies.


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Between War & Peace: Considering the Statecraft of Cyberspace

    Bronk, Chris

    Pages 3-15

  • Laying an Intellectual Foundation for Cyberdeterrence: Some Initial Steps

    Lin, Herbert

    Pages 17-53

  • Duties of Care on the Internet

    Eijk, Nico

    Pages 57-81

  • The Governance of Network and Information Security in the European Union: The European Public-Private Partnership for Resilience (EP3R)

    Irion, Kristina

    Pages 83-116

  • Data Insecurity: Scams, Blags & Scalawags

    Kierkegaard, Sylvia

    Pages 117-134

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Hardcover $139.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Secure Information Society
Book Subtitle
Ethical, Legal and Political Challenges
Editors
  • Jörg Krüger
  • Bertram Nickolay
  • Sandro Gaycken
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-4763-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-4763-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-4762-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5841-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 214
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