Today's digital economy is uniquely dependent on the Internet, yet few users or decision makers have more than a rudimentary understanding of the myriad of online risks that threaten us. Cyber crime is one of the main threats to the integrity and availability of data and systems. From insiders to complex external attacks and industrial worms, modern business faces unprecedented challenges; and while cyber security and digital intelligence are the necessary responses to this challenge, they are understood by only a tiny minority. In his second book on high-tech risks, Mark Johnson goes far beyond enumerating past cases and summarising legal or regulatory requirements. He describes in plain, non-technical language how cyber crime has evolved and the nature of the very latest threats. He confronts issues that are not addressed by codified rules and practice guidelines, supporting this with over 30 valuable illustrations and tables. Written for the non-technical layman and the high tech risk manager alike, the book also explores countermeasures, penetration testing, best practice principles, cyber conflict and future challenges. A discussion of Web 2.0 risks delves into the very real questions facing policy makers, along with the pros and cons of open source data. In a chapter on Digital Intelligence readers are provided with an exhaustive guide to practical, effective and ethical online investigations. Cyber Crime, Security and Digital Intelligence is an important work of great relevance in today's interconnected world and one that nobody with an interest in either risk or technology should be without.
Mark Johnson has spent over 30 years in operational risk management, fraud control and security, mainly in high-tech environments. A former head of fraud control at Cable & Wireless PLC, he has been engaged on major fraud, revenue assurance, cyber security and corporate digital intelligence projects worldwide. He is also a successful trainer and industry speaker, as well as being the author of one previous book, Demystifying Communications Risk, published by Gower.
’Brings common sense, practicality and forward thinking to a subject that is often shrouded in mystery and fear. An essential reference for anyone who wishes to protect their organisation from reputational and financial damage in today’s world.’ Nick Mann, Principal, Nick Mann Associates ’Cyber crime prophets of doom are everywhere, but where can a security-minded executive go for help developing a framework or policy for preventing wide-ranging cybercrimes? That’s precisely what this well-organised book delivers: a tactical (and jargon de-mystifying) guide to help an organisation systematically lower its cyber crime risks.’ Dan Baker, Editor, Black Swan Telecom Journal, USA 'For those that want a good and thorough technical introduction to the topic, in a book that won’t make you feel like a dummy, Cyber Crime, Security and Digital Intelligence is a good resource.' Ben Rothke, RSA Conference, USA