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Cybersecurity for Information Professionals
Concepts and Applications

ISBN 9780367506971
Published February 1, 2022 by Auerbach Publications
334 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Information professionals have been paying more attention and putting a greater focus on privacy over cybersecurity. However, the number of both cybersecurity and privacy breach incidents are soaring, which indicates that cybersecurity risks are high and growing. Utilizing cybersecurity awareness training in organizations has been an effective tool to promote a cybersecurity-conscious culture, making individuals more cybersecurity-conscious as well. However, it is unknown if employees’ security behavior at work can be extended to their security behavior at home and personal life. On the one hand, information professionals need to inherit their role as data and information gatekeepers to safeguard data and information assets. On the other hand, information professionals can aid in enabling effective information access and dissemination of cybersecurity knowledge to make users conscious about the cybersecurity and privacy risks that are often hidden in the cyber universe.

Cybersecurity for Information Professionals: Concepts and Applications introduces fundamental concepts in cybersecurity and addresses some of the challenges faced by information professionals, librarians, archivists, record managers, students, and professionals in related disciplines. This book is written especially for educators preparing courses in information security, cybersecurity, and the integration of privacy and cybersecurity. The chapters contained in this book present multiple and diverse perspectives from professionals in the field of cybersecurity. They cover such topics as:

  • Information governance and cybersecurity
  • User privacy and security online and the role of information professionals
  • Cybersecurity and social media
  • Healthcare regulations, threats, and their impact on cybersecurity
  • A socio-technical perspective on mobile cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity in the software development life cycle
  • Data security and privacy

Above all, the book addresses the ongoing challenges of cybersecurity. In particular, it explains how information professionals can contribute to long-term workforce development by designing and leading cybersecurity awareness campaigns or cybersecurity hygiene programs to change people’s security behavior.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Cybersecurity Challenges and Implications for the Information Profession
Suliman Hawamdeh and Reem Alkhaledi

Chapter 2. Trustworthiness: An Essential Qualification for Cyber Information Professionals
Shuyuan Mary Ho

Chapter 3. User Privacy and Security Online: The Role of Information Professionals
Mohammed Nasser Al-Suqri, Salim Said AlKindi and Naifa Eid Saleem

Chapter 4. Bridging the Cybersecurity Talent Gap: Cybersecurity Education in Information Schools
Hsia-Ching Chang, Cary Jim and Suliman Hawamdeh

Chapter 5. MetaMinecraft: Cybersecurity Education Through Commercial Video Games
Chris Markman

Chapter 6. Information Governance and Cybersecurity: Framework for Securing and Managing Information Effectively and Ethically
Elizabeth Lomas

Chapter 7. Providing Open Access to Heterogeneous Information Resources without Compromising Data Privacy and Confidentiality
Daniel G. Alemneh and Kris Helge

Chapter 8. Cybersecurity and Social Media
Hassan Zamir

Chapter 9. Healthcare Regulations, Threats, and their Impact on Cybersecurity
Mitchell Parker

Chapter 10. Psychophysiological and Behavioral Measures Used to Detect Malicious Activities
Yassir Hashem

Chapter 11. Mobile Cybersecurity: A Socio-Technical Perspective
Hsia-Ching Chang

Chapter 12. Cybersecurity in the Software Development Life Cycle
Johnson Kinyua

Chapter 13. Data Security and Privacy
Biodun Awojobi and Junhua Ding

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Hsia-Ching Chang is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Science, College of Information at the University of North Texas. She received her PhD in informatics and MS in information science from the University at Albany, State University of New York as well as her MA in public policy from the National Taipei University in Taiwan. Dr. Chang was selected as a Cybersecurity Policy Fellow at New America, a non-partisan think tank based in Washington, D.C., providing advice to policy makers on emerging issues in cybersecurity. Her research interests concentrate on cybersecurity, data analytics, social media, knowledge mapping, scientometrics, information architecture, and information interaction. Dr. Suliman Hawamdeh is a professor in the Department of Information Science in the College of Information at the University of North Texas. He is the editor in chief of the Journal of Information and Knowledge Management (JIKM) and the editor of a book series on innovation and knowledge management published by World Scientific. Dr. Hawamdeh founded number of academic programs including the first Master of Science in Knowledge Management in Asia at the School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, the Master of Knowledge Management program in School of Library and Information Science at University of Oklahoma and Master of Data Science in Department of Information Science at the University of North Texas. He was the director of the Interdisciplinary PhD program in the Department of Information Science at University of North Texas. Dr. Hawamdeh has extensive industrial experience. He was the Managing Director of ITC Information