Securing the Information Infrastructure

Securing the Information Infrastructure

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Release Date: September, 2007|Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 386
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-379-1
ISBN13: 9781599043791|ISBN10: 1599043793|EISBN13: 9781599043814
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As computer networks spread throughout the globe and as technology advances, we are increasingly dependent upon these networks to initiate and complete our daily tasks. However, in this steadily evolving environment, the privacy, security, reliability, and integrity of online content is tested continuously.

Securing the Information Infrastructure provides a framework for building trust in computer technology by exploring an array of safeguards that can be used to uphold the integrity and reliability of computing systems. This book challenges readers to examine rapid advances in information technology to recognize its misuse in society, covering such pressing topics as computer ethics, computer network security, and computer forensics.

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This kind of approach to the information infrastructure that can be trusted by all of its users and, hence, will be secured for all of us and our children to come.

– Joseph Kizza, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, USA

This volume discusses security protocols and practices for the current information infrastructure. It surveys issues such as moral and ethical education and security, privacy, and anonymity and their effects on the creation of an ethical framework for decision making.

– Books News Inc . (2008)

The book's 17 chapters have a consistent style: an introduction describing what will be presented, often followed by relevant definitions, then the body of the chapter, a summary conclusion, and references.

– CHOICE, Vol. 45, No. 8 (April 2008)
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Joseph M. Kizza, currently a professor of Computer Science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a member of ACM, and an internationally renowned speaker on social computing and information security and assurance. He has published extensively in journals and conference proceedings and authored seven books on computer ethics, network security and cyber ethics. Some of these books have been translated into several languages.

Florence M. Kizza double majored in Information Studies and Communication at Florida State University. She also holds a Masters degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri – Columbia. She is currently an assistant editor of The Greentree Gazette Magazine in West Palm, Florida.
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