An investigation into one of the largest risks to any business: criminal attacks on their technology. Businesses are totally dependent on technology, yet the users of such are ignorant of the risks inherent in it. Hacked Attacked and Abused
gives case studies and preventative advice for all levels of management.
From the Inside Flap
We now live, work and play in the digital age.
We live in a world that has changed beyond recognition in the last 10 years: it is almost possible to live your entire life online or through technology. But just like in real life, with this hi-tech existence come risks and a shadowy side. The tremendous advances and opportunities that technology has delivered have also opened up a Pandoras Box of possibilities for darker deeds. Terrorists, organized criminals, fraudsters and money launderers have all jumped at the opportunities offered them. In the meantime hackers, crackers and virus creators have tried and succeeded in subverting the online environment. Pornography, paedophilia, hate sites, grudge sites, terrorist information its all there in glorious detail on the Internet.
Hacked, Attacked and Abused is an in-depth exposé of this Internet underbelly. Expert author Peter Lilley gives us a compelling account of the risks inherent in our reliance on technology. He provides an overview and evaluation of crime, fraud and risk in the digital age by exploring how we got where we are now, where we are going and what risks we face in the future. Major themes covered include:
-the development of technology and the way it has impacted on our personal and business lives
-forms of attack and the use of technology to facilitate illegal activities
-the Internet and the way it lends itself to abuse so readily
-information warfare -- the use of technology to attack other nations -- and its relevance as a business tool
-the loss of privacy: what sort of information is stored about individuals, how its used and when it becomes unethical
-the practical steps users can take to manage and minimize the risks of electronic crime and fraud
Hacked, Attacked and Abused is not an alarmist vision of the digital age but an acknowledgment of the grave risks and dangers that are ever present in this environment. Peter Lilley analyses them all and uses examples to illustrate each threat. Crucially, he also provides practical preventive strategies for dealing with the risks, which every business should adopt.
Hacked, Attacked and Abused is as relevant to business as it is to the individual we are all customers in the brave new world of the Internet.