Who are the cybercriminals and what can we do to stop them? From the #1 cybercrime expert, a revolutionary new approach to . Fighting Computer Crime A top computer crime expert explains why current computer security methods fall dangerously short of the mark and what we can do to fix them. Based on his 30 years as a cybercrime fighter, during which he interviewed more than 200 perpetrators and their victims, Donn B. Parker provides valuable technical insight about the means cybercriminals employ, as well as penetrating psychological insights into their criminal behavior and motivations. Using many riveting real-life crime stories to illustrate his points, he reveals: Who your greatest security threats really are (be prepared for some surprises!) Why employees undergoing divorce can be your organization's greatest computer security risk How to overcome cyberterrorists who will employ any high-tech or low-tech means necessary to crash your systems. Effective countermeasures for each threat covered in the book How to neutralize even the most powerful cybercrime scheme attempts Why and how the incorrect, incomplete, inarticulate security folk art must be revitalized
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Donn B. Parker
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Dimensions: Width: 19.00cm , Height: 2.90cm , Length: 23.30cm
ISBN 10: 0471163783
Publication Date: 24 September 1998
Audience: Professional and scholarly , Professional & Vocational
Publisher's Status: Active
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The author of Crime by Computer (1976) - and, subsequently, four other major works bearing on the subject - here provides a dossier on computer abuses chiefly designed, it appears, to allay fears of computerization by down-playing computer crime and downgrading computer diddling. The book is so murky and choppy, however, that few are likely to penetrate very far. To start with, we have an epigraph from IBM: The Computer didn't do it. Then Parker assures us that computer crime is relatively rare when compared with other crime. As computers proliferate, moreover, I anticipate that adequate security measures will be planned and implemented. (How he and his employer do this, we later hear.) In the leadoff case, a financial fraud perpetrated by a computer expert, computers were not essential to the crime. The news media called it a computer crime because most reporters don't know the difference (and they know the public responds). Then, 13 technical computer-crime methods are described (piggybacking, superzapping, wiretapping, etc.), along with safeguards against them. Various types of computer criminals are discussed, along with the need to reform them. (Students must learn that the computer is sacrosanct ; the common rationalization that the use of idle services is harmless must be exposed.) Other brief chapters take up the weaknesses of existing laws, the problems of Electronic Funds Transfer security, etc. Computer security itself is divided into five layers, six functions, and assorted safeguards. The book's real subject, in fact, is computer security; for public concerns - from individual privacy to national security - and for tales of computer crime, readers will have to look elsewhere (including Burnham, above, and Pool, below). (Kirkus Reviews)
DONN B. PARKER has written numerous books and articles on computer crime. The world's most listened-to cybercrime expert, he has been featured in articles appearing in newspapers and magazines ranging from PC Magazine to People and has appeared on 60 Minutes, 20/20, and Nova.
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