1st Edition

Cybersecurity for Everyone



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ISBN 9780367642785
December 15, 2020 Forthcoming by CRC Press
88 Pages

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Book Description

Cyberspace is a critical part of our lives. Although we all use cyberspace for work, entertainment, and social life, much of its infrastructure and operation is invisible to us. We spend a big part of our lives in an environment that is almost an essential service but is full of potential dangers: a place where criminals can commit new kinds of crimes, where governments can exert political pressure, and where we can be hurt by the unthinking actions of the bored and careless.

Making cyberspace more secure is one of the challenges of our times. This is not only (or perhaps even primarily) a technical challenge. It requires actions by governments and businesses to encourage security whenever possible, and to make sure that their own actions do not undermine it. Unfortunately, many of those in a position to do something about cybersecurity do not have the background to understand the issues fully. Cybersecurity for Everyone will help by describing the issues in a way that is accessible to anyone, but especially those from non-technical backgrounds.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

How cyberspace works 
Encounters with cyberspace 

What is cyberspace? 
Nodes
People 
Pipes 
Configuration 
Types of traffic
The Deep Web 
The Dark Web 
The World Wide Web 
Social aspects 
Governance 
Security issues 
Non-benign use of cyberspace


Encryption and hashing 
Private key encryption 
Public key encryption 
Digital signing and digital hashing 
Encryption in use 

Node security 
Getting access to nodes 
Malware 
What does malware do? 
Direct attacks

Pipe security 
IP 
TCP 
UDP 
Attacks leveraging protocols 
Countermeasures 


Configuration security 
Internet Control Message Protocol 
Domain Name Service 
Switch vulnerabilities 
Mounting an attack 
Defending against attacks 
Recovery 


Application security 
Email 
Web traffic
Blockchains

Summary 

Index 

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Biography

David B. Skillicorn is Professor at the School of Computing, Queen's University, Canada. He was written extensively about security issues.