The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2002: §354b
| Presentation Leading Edge and Emerging Technologies
|Recommended Citation: O'Neil, T D. Cybersecurity: Awareness, Prevention, Action. In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2002, v 19 (San Antonio): §354b. ISSN: 1542-7382.
Cybersecurity: Awareness, Prevention, Action
With the onset of Information Technology, your personal data has never been more vulnerable to electronic prying eyes than it is today. Anyone with a little patience, a few dollars, and a little time can find out where you shop, what files you download, the things you buy, and a lot more. This article delves into the insecurity of the Internet in terms of who is watching you and what information is being gathered about you without your knowledge. Topics covered are identity theft, cookie files, web bugs, Trojan horses, Internet spying, and much more. It begins with a general awareness of how your privacy is being invaded. Prevention measures are discussed on how to be more secure while web surfing. Finally, the actions taken by the government and universities to work toward Information Assurance are listed.
|Therese DonGiovanni O'Neil [a1] [a2]|
Indiana University of Pennsylvania [u1] [u2]
Keywords: personal data, insecurity, identity theft, cookie files, web bugs, Trojan horses, Internet spying, privacy, information assurance
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