1st Edition

Cybersecurity for Information Professionals Concepts and Applications

Edited By Hsia-Ching Chang, Suliman Hawamdeh Copyright 2020
    334 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    334 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    334 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    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.

    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


    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