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2nd Edition

Cyberspace and Cybersecurity

ISBN 9780367657550
Published September 30, 2020 by Auerbach Publications
316 Pages

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Book Description

Providing comprehensive coverage of cyberspace and cybersecurity, this textbook not only focuses on technologies but also explores human factors and organizational perspectives and emphasizes why asset identification should be the cornerstone of any information security strategy. Topics include addressing vulnerabilities, building a secure enterprise, blocking intrusions, ethical and legal issues, and business continuity. Updates include topics such as cyber risks in mobile telephony, steganography, cybersecurity as an added value, ransomware defense, review of recent cyber laws, new types of cybercrime, plus new chapters on digital currencies and encryption key management.

Table of Contents

Vulnerabilities in Information Systems 

Vulnerabilities in the Organization

Risk in Information System Infrastructure

Secure Information Systems

Cybersecurity and the CIO

Building a Secure Organization

Cyberspace Intrusions

Cyberspace Defence

Cyberspace and the Law

Cyber Warfare and Homeland Security

Digital Currencies


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Dr. George K. Kostopoulos is a faculty member at the University of Maryland University College, where he serves and teaches as a faculty mentor in the master’s degree programs in cybersecurity and information assurance. Dr. Kostopoulos has an extensive international academic career, having taught in seventeen universities around the world, including Boston University, Texas A&M International University, Florida Atlantic University, the University of Heidelberg (Germany), and the American University of Sharjah (UAE). He is the author of numerous scholarly papers and two other books, "Digital Engineering" and "Greece and the European Economic Community." Dr. Kostopoulos received his master’s and PhD degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the Arizona State University, and a master’s in economics from California State Polytechnic University. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cybersecurity and Information Assurance and a reviewer of numerous scientific conferences.