Handbook of Research on Information and Cyber Security in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Handbook of Research on Information and Cyber Security in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Ziska Fields (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Release Date: June, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 647
ISBN13: 9781522547631|ISBN10: 1522547630|EISBN13: 9781522547648|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4763-1


The prominence and growing dependency on information communication technologies in nearly every aspect of life has opened the door to threats in cyberspace. Criminal elements inside and outside organizations gain access to information that can cause financial and reputational damage. Criminals also target individuals daily with personal devices like smartphones and home security systems who are often unaware of the dangers and the privacy threats around them.

The Handbook of Research on Information and Cyber Security in the Fourth Industrial Revolution is a critical scholarly resource that creates awareness of the severity of cyber information threats on personal, business, governmental, and societal levels. The book explores topics such as social engineering in information security, threats to cloud computing, and cybersecurity resilience during the time of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As a source that builds on available literature and expertise in the field of information technology and security, this publication proves useful for academicians, educationalists, policy makers, government officials, students, researchers, and business leaders and managers.

Topics Covered

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

  • Botnets
  • Cloud Security
  • Cyber Resilience
  • Cyber-Criminal Activities
  • Cyberspace
  • Cyberwar
  • Digital Forensics
  • Information Security Education
  • Ransomware
  • Risk Assessment
  • Security Frameworks
  • Social engineering
  • Terrorism

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ziska Fields is an Academic Leader and Lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She is passionate about developing entrepreneurial skills in students and to support them to start their own ventures. She taught the following Postgraduate entrepreneurship modules: The enterprise environment, Contemporary issues in entrepreneurship and Elements of Entrepreneurship. She also taught the following Honours entrepreneurship modules: Entrepreneurship and economic development, Entrepreneurship, innovation and venture creation and Entrepreneurship and small business development. Her research interests focus on creativity and innovation specifically in tertiary education, business environments, entrepreneurship and research. She also developed two theoretical models to measure creativity in South Africa, focusing on the youth and tertiary education specifically. She has published in international recognised journals such as the Journal of Social Sciences. Recent publications have looked at measuring creativity in various contexts. Dr. Fields is also a member of the South African Institute of Management (SAIM).