Cyber security and its challenges to society
Final Project Report
Abdul Majid Qayyum
Why is cyber security important? 4
The Impact of Cyber Security 5
The Cultural Impact 5
The Official Impact 5
The Solution Impact 5
Defining Cyber Security 6
Technology & Modern Life 6
What is Cyberspace? 6
What is Cyber Warfare? 6
Cyber is not Hype 7
What Cyber Security Isn’t 7
Types of Cyber-crimes 8
Cyber Stalking: 9
Identity Theft: 9
Malicious Software: 9
Child soliciting and Abuse: 9
Cyber Bullying 10
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* The state or quality of being protected from such threats.
* The broad field of endeavor aimed at implementing and improving those activities and quality.
* Computer security, also known as Cyber security or IT security, can also be termed as the protection of information systems from theft or damage to the hardware, the software, and to the information on them, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide. It includes controlling physical access to the hardware, as well as protecting against harm that may come via network access, data and code injection,] and due to malpractice by operators, whether intentional, accidental, or due to them being tricked into deviating from secure procedures.
Why is cyber security important?
Cyber security is a necessary consideration for individuals and families, as well as businesses, governments, and educational institutions. For families and parents, online safety of children and family members is of paramount importance. In terms of our financial security, it’s critical to protect information that could impact our personal finances. And, by protecting our computers, we protect precious family assets such as photos, as well as videos and music. For faculty, staff, and students, the Internet has provided huge learning opportunities as well as risks. Students, teachers, and administrators need to understand how to protect themselves, and must understand the link between the online and “real” world. Learning how to protect computers and engage in appropriate online behavior will reduce vulnerabilities and create a safer online environment. Small and medium-sized businesses face critical challenges due to limited resources and information, as well as competing priorities. The speed at which technology is evolving makes it difficult to stay current with security. However, better security awareness and planning can help these businesses protect their intellectual property and trade secrets, and reduce loss of productivity due to downtime. Local, state, and central governments maintain an enormous amount of personal data and records on their citizens, as well as confidential government information, making them frequent targets. Yet many government entities are challenged with insufficiently secured infrastructure, lack of awareness, and competing funding and resource priorities. Better security helps government bodies provide reliable services to the public, maintain citizen-to-government communications, and protect sensitive information.
The Impact of Cyber Security
The Cultural Impact
It’s Personal – Cyber Security issues now impact every individual who uses a computer.
It’s no longer science fiction – millions of people worldwide are the victims of cyber-crimes.
It’s Business – Every business today is dependent on information and vulnerable to one or more type of Cyber-attacks (even those w/o online sites).
It’s War – In fact it is already becoming the next Cold War....