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What is Block Chain

Global Cyber Security Labor Shortage and International Business Risk
A digitized, decentralized, public ledger of all cryptocurrency transactions.
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Developing the Social, Political, Economic, and Criminological Awareness of Cybersecurity Experts: A Proposal and Discussion of Non-Technical Topics for Inclusion in Cybersecurity Education
Marcus Leaning (University of Winchester, UK) and Udo Richard Averweg (eThekwini Municipality, South Africa)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5927-6.ch005
The global shortage in skilled labor for cybersecurity and the risk it presents to international business can only be solved by a significant increase in the number of skilled personnel. However, as the nature of risks proliferate and bifurcate the training of such, personnel must incorporate a broader understanding of contemporary and future risks. That is, while technical training is highly important, it is contended that future cybersecurity experts need to be aware of social, political, economic, and criminological issues. Towards this end, this chapter considers a number of exemplary issues that are considered worthy of inclusion in the development of future cybersecurity workers. Accordingly, an overview is given of the issues of the “dark side of the net” that cause problems for global cybersecurity and international business risk. The issues are discussed so that from these a skill set can be articulated which will attend to (and mitigate against) potential threats.
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Accelerating Financial Innovation Through RegTech: A New Wave of FinTech
Where crypto currency dealings get recorded. It operates like a public ledger where in order, once entered, can’t be distorted. Block chain technology also has quite a lot of non-crypto currency applications together with smart contracts and the copy of digital assets.
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The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Security
A block chain is a perfect place to store value, identities, agreements, property rights, credentials, etc. Once you put something like a Bit coin into it, it will stay there forever. It is decentralized, disinter mediated, cheap, and censorship-resistant.
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Education 4.0: Future of Learning With Disruptive Technologies
Digital pieces of information stored in a public database, also referred to as distributed ledger technology.
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Drug Trafficking
As the name suggests, block chain is a chain of blocks that serves as a public ledger of the Bitcoin network revealing ownership information of all the addresses. It is like a data file that contains the history of all the Bitcoin transactions that have taken place till now. Every block is based on its predecessor and contains information about the new transactions that got validated through it.
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Enabling Technologies for IoT: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities
The block chain mechanisms perform registration and authentication of all IoT devices and IoT system operations performed.
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Has Bitcoin Achieved the Characteristics of Money?
A public record of all bitcoin transactions mined since the beginning of bitcoin cryptocurrency.
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Technology in Healthcare: Vision of Smart Hospitals
It is distributed database of the transactions in bitcoin or cryptocurrency and maintained in multiple computers which are linked in a network.
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Contract Lifecycle Management: Processes and Benefits
A technology that is most simply defined as a decentralized, distributed ledger that records the provenance of a digital assets.
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