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Handbook of Research on Information and Cyber Security in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Also called the third industrial revolution, it is the era of digital electronic equipment that started around the 1980s and is still continuing.
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Ransomware: The Cyber Extortionist
Rajashree Chaurasia (Government of NCT of Delhi, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4763-1.ch003
“Ransomware” is a type of malware that tries to extort money from its victims by hijacking the victim's computer in some way and holding it to ransom. It renders the computer unusable until a ransom amount is paid to the extortionist. And it is very unfortunate that, in many cases, even after the ransom is paid, the victim's computer is not released. Ransomware, as we know it, is gaining popularity at an immense rate among the most notorious cyber-criminals of the world. It isn't just a virus, it's a damned good game plan to becoming a millionaire in a matter of months! This chapter details what ransomware is, how it originated, which families of attacks it falls under, how ransomware is classified, the impact of ransomware on a global scale, the life cycle of a typical ransomware attack, mitigation and containment strategies, trending strains of 2017, and future trends in ransomware attacks. In future, these attack types will dominate our industries and wreak havoc, destroying life and property, if left unchecked.
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Scholastic Study of Achieving Women Empowerment Through Digital Revolution by ICT
The Digital Revolution refers to the advancement of technology from analog electronic and mechanical devices to the digital technology available today. The era started to during the 1980s and is ongoing. The Digital Revolution also marks the beginning of the Information Era. The Digital Revolution is sometimes also called the Third Industrial Revolution.
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Information Profession in Digital Transformation and Development: Future Directions
Transformation and advancement of technological systems and solutions together with the participation of people that began with the information age and the internet. Equally, referred to as the third industrial revolution.
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The Complex New World of Information Security
The widespread diffusion of telecommunications and computer technology that is creating entirely new ways of working and socializing as well as challenging, and even destroying, many others.
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Creation of an Instrument to Measure Website Effectiveness Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP)
It is the change from analog, mechanical, and electronic technology to digital technology.
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An expression used to denote the extraordinary transition in media, communications, devices (and ultimately economics and society), from an analogue form (i.e., continuous, linear signals representing information) to a form expressed in discrete digits (actually: bits). This started in the early 1980s.
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The Use of Social Media by Local Governments: Benefits, Challenges, and Recent Experiences
The digital revolution has often been referred to as the third industrial revolution and implies the change from analog mechanical and electronic technology to digital technology, occurring since the 1980s throughout the present day. The digital revolution is both a manifestation and result of the emergence of information communication technologies, and thus, inaugurates the Information Age. This revolution entails mass production and widespread use of digital logic circuits and its derived technologies—that is, the computer, digital cellular phone, and fax machines. The important technological, social, economic, and political consequences brought about explain its revolution-like nature. The information society represents the natural environment of this phenomenon (Diaz Romero, 2014 AU77: The in-text citation "Diaz Romero, 2014" is not in the reference list. Please correct the citation, add the reference to the list, or delete the citation. ).
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Crossing the Digital Divide: Metacognition for Learning in the Digital Age
The rapid transformation of technology and communications from analog to digital formats during the 1980’s and 1990’s.
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