Forwarded from: "Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon & Hannah" <rsladeat_private> BKCYBCRM.RVW 20030121 "Cybercrime: Vandalizing the Information Society", Steven Furnell, 2002, 0-201-72159-7, U$29.99/C$44.95 %A Steven Furnell %C P.O. Box 520, 26 Prince Andrew Place, Don Mills, Ontario M3C 2T8 %D 2002 %G 0-201-72159-7 %I Addison-Wesley Publishing Co. %O U$29.99/C$44.95 416-447-5101 fax: 416-443-0948 bkexpressat_private %O http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201721597/robsladesinterne %P 316 p. %T "Cybercrime: Vandalizing the Information Society" The preface states that this book is a general introduction to cybercrime, directed at any audience, and requiring no specific technical background. With certain provisos, those objectives are met. Chapter one is a historical look at information and the rise of the net, dealing particularly with basic concepts and security. Computer related crime is said to be happening, in chapter two, and some anecdotal examples are given. Blackhat "celebrities" and groups are examined in chapter three. While the jargon that Furnell uses tends to come from the media, his research is obviously superior to that of many similar books on the topic. Chapter four lists some exploits and attack approaches. Malware, in chapter five, also shows better than normal investigation, although some of the terminology is dated. Societal aspects of cybercrime, in chapter six, seems to rely primarily on opinion surveys, but there is some interesting material on laws and the public perception of cybercriminals. Recent developments, such as ethical hacking, hacktivism, information warfare, and cyberterrorism, are collected in chapter seven. Chapter eight lists some recommended security practices. The book does fall into the all-too-usual trap of concentrating on the sensational side of information and network related crime (that of the outside, and targeted, intruder), and therefore fails to provide a complete picture. However, within its limits, the work does present a reasonable and balanced view. copyright, Robert M. Slade, 2003 BKCYBCRM.RVW 20030121 -- ====================== rsladeat_private rsladeat_private sladeat_private p1at_private Find book info victoria.tc.ca/techrev/ or sun.soci.niu.edu/~rslade/ Upcoming (ISC)^2 CISSP CBK review seminars (+1-888-333-4458): March 31, 2003 Indianapolis, IN - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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