Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare

Cyberspace

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Cyberspace is the 21st century’s greatest engine of change. Telecommunications, commercial and financial systems, government operations, food production – virtually every aspect of global civilization now depends on interconnected cyber systems to operate; systems that have helped advance medicine, streamline everyday commerce, and so much more.

 *** Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare ***  is your guide to understanding the intricate nature of this pressing subject. Delivered by cybersecurity expert and professor Paul Rosenzweig, these 18 engaging lectures will open your eyes to the structure of the Internet, the unique dangers it breeds, and the ways we’re learning how to understand, manage, and reduce these dangers.

In addition, Professor Rosenzweig offers sensible tips on how best to protect yourself, your network, or your business from attack or data loss.

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To learn more about ==> Stuxnet-The First Cyber Guided Missilie

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Confessions of A Cyber Spy Hunter 

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Anyone who takes a serious look at what has happened in the realm of cyber-realities and the sort of issues they impose on us cannot ignore the recent controversies which have arisen around the Michael Snowden affair. 

FRONTLINE goes behind the headlines to reveal the dramatic inside story of the U.S. government’s massive and controversial secret surveillance program–and the lengths they went to trying to keep it hidden from the public. Part one goes inside Washington to piece together the secret political history of “The Program,” which began in the wake of Sept. 11 and continues today — even after the revelations of its existence by Edward Snowden. 

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United States of Secrets Part 1

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United States of Secrets Part 2

Click here to view ==> part two of United States of Secrets which will allow you to explore the secret relationship between Silicon Valley and the National Security Agency and how the government and tech companies worked together to gather and warehouse your data. In order to see it you will be required to go to the PBS Frontline web page where you can view this free of charge. You will be required to establish a user name and password.

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A major investigation of Facebook’s impact on privacy and democracy around the world. Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1BycsJW Facebook’s promise was to create a more open and connected world. FRONTLINE finds that multiple warnings about the platform’s negative impact on privacy and democracy were eclipsed by Facebook’s relentless pursuit of growth.

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To view Part 2 of The Facebook Dilemmaclick there.

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Kevin Mitnick – one of the most famous social engineers in the world – popularized the term social engineering. He explained that it is much easier to trick someone into revealing a password for a system than to exert the effort of hacking into the system. To find out more about a fascinating audio  book which explains the details on this subject click the link below.

  Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking

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The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to  Our Brains

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The Shallows

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From Amazon: Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply?

Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration of the Internet’s intellectual and cultural consequences yet published. As he describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by “tools of the mind”―from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer―Carr interweaves a fascinating account of recent discoveries in neuroscience by such pioneers as Michael Merzenich and Eric Kandel. Our brains, the historical and scientific evidence reveals, change in response to our experiences. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways.

Building on the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, Carr makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic―a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence. He explains how the printed book served to focus our attention, promoting deep and creative thought. In stark contrast, the Internet encourages the rapid, distracted sampling of small bits of information from many sources. Its ethic is that of the industrialist, an ethic of speed and efficiency, of optimized production and consumption―and now the Net is remaking us in its own image. We are becoming ever more adept at scanning and skimming, but what we are losing is our capacity for concentration, contemplation, and reflection.

Part intellectual history, part popular science, and part cultural criticism, The Shallows sparkles with memorable vignettes―Friedrich Nietzsche wrestling with a typewriter, Sigmund Freud dissecting the brains of sea creatures, Nathaniel Hawthorne contemplating the thunderous approach of a steam locomotive―even as it plumbs profound questions about the state of our modern psyche. This is a book that will forever alter the way we think about media and our minds.

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