The Dark Web: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

The Dark Web: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Computer Science & IT for 2019.

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Release Date: July, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 377
ISBN13: 9781522531630|ISBN10: 1522531637|EISBN13: 9781522531647|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3163-0


In the digital era, the Internet has evolved into a ubiquitous aspect of modern society. With the prominence of the Dark Web, understanding the components of the Internet and its available content has become increasingly imperative.

The Dark Web: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is an innovative reference source for the latest scholarly material on the capabilities, trends, and developments surrounding the secrecy of the Dark Web. Highlighting a broad range of perspectives on topics such as cyber crime, online behavior, and hacking, this book is an ideal resource for researchers, academics, graduate students, and professionals interested in the Dark Web.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cyber Crime
  • Hacking
  • Mobile Technology
  • Online Activism
  • Online Behavior
  • Security and Privacy
  • Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Reviews and Testimonials

The Dark Web: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice offers a groundbreaking resource that addresses the security needs of an interconnected global community. Under the direction of an editorial advisory board, a renowned international cast of contributors provide essential insight into a world that camouflages terrorist communications, threats to homeland security, and clandestine financial transactions—all global threats. The volume is presented in four parts: Cyber Crime and Security, Data Mining and Analysis, Online Identity, and Web Crawling. Chapters cover a broad range of topics by authors from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas. This reader-friendly volume includes references, an index system, additional readings, key terms and definitions, graphics, and charts. The Dark Web provides essential information for anyone interested in current cybersafety issues. A short learning curve is essential for technology security experts and practitioners. This superior publication provides insightful learning opportunities that enhance detection capabilities and prevent hackers from stealing valuable information. This book has a broad audience that includes law enforcement, consumers, financial institutions, academic programs, businesses, and government agencies. All library acquisition decision-makers will consider this contribution an essential resource. Recommended especially for academic libraries.

– Thomas E. Baker, ARBA

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) is a research-based professional organization dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of information resources management in modern organizations. IRMA's primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing information resources as key enterprise assets among IRM/IT professionals. IRMA brings together researchers, practitioners, academicians, and policy makers in information technology management from over 50 countries.