Implementing Security Infrastructures Protects from Escalating Fraud

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By IGI Global on Aug 28, 2013
Contributed by Kaitlyn Retherford, Discipline Manager

Architectures and Protocols for Secure Information Technology Infrastructures In today's digital society, the conveniences that technology provides come with some risks that seem impossible to avoid. According to a 2013 report by Javelin Strategy and Research, more than 12 million people suffered from some form of identity fraud in 2012 alone. And as data becomes more and more digitized, the numbers will rise.

Editors Antonio Ruiz Martínez, Rafael Marín-López, and Fernando Pereñíguez García of the University of Murcia in Spain, came together to explore and research this issue in the new IGI Global title Architectures and Protocols for Secure Information Technology Infrastructures. Presenting an insightful look into the security of technological innovations, they propose:

“Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) have experienced impressive evolutions. As a consequence, they have enabled a number of technologies (laptops, smartphones, tablets, TV, etc.) with important computational power capabilities compared with devices of some years ago. These advances have made the development of applications that facilitate an important number of activities through the Internet such as communication, collaboration, learning activities, purchases, establishment of social relationships, gaming, voting, banking operations, etc., possible. Although all these possibilities are advantageous to the user, they also present a number of security risks. These risks are derived from the need to establish communications between remote entities that cannot mutually verify in a physical manner who they are. For example, some relevant security risks are concerned with verifying whether the information has not changed during its exchange or being eavesdropped upon, whether a malware is manipulating the information we are working with and that is stored in our personal computer or mobile device, whether our device is being used to attack other computers, whether the information is properly stored and secured on the server we use, etc.”

Architectures and Protocols for Secure Information Technology Infrastructures investigates different protocols and architectures that can be used to design, create, and develop security infrastructures by highlighting recent advances, trends, and contributions to the building blocks for solving security issues.

This publication is also part of IGI Global’s Advances in Information Security, Privacy, and Ethics Book Series bundle, which provides only the most cutting-edge research on how information is utilized in the digital age. The series covers topics such as Information Security Standards, Network Security Services, Privacy Issues of Social Networking, and Telecommunications Regulations, all of which are important factors to take into consideration when utilizing today’s digital technologies.
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