“A Practical Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management: From Home to Abroad serves as an extremely versatile, useful and timely addition to the homeland security field.” – Jason Levy, Virginia Commonwealth University A Practical Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management: From Home to Abroad offers a comprehensive overview of the homeland security field, examining topics such as counter-terrorism, border and infrastructure security, and emergency management. Authors Bruce Newsome and Jack Jarmon take a holistic look at the issues and risks, their solutions, controls, and countermeasures, and their political and policy implications. They also demonstrate through cases and vignettes how various authorities, policymakers and practitioners seek to improve homeland security. The authors evaluate the current practices and policies of homeland security and emergency management and provide readers with the analytical framework and skills necessary to improve these practices and policies.
Chapter 10: Information, Communications, and Cybersecurity
Information, Communications, and Cybersecurity
Learning Objectives and Outcomes
At the end of this chapter, you should be able to understand
- The scope of information, information and communication technologies, and cyberspace
- The sources of attacks, such as thieves
- The vectors for these attacks, such as social interaction
- The actual malicious activities, such as access to private information, espionage, and sabotage
- How information and cyberspace are secured
The following is a warning from an outgoing secretary of homeland security:
Our country will, for example, at some point, face a major cyber event that will have a serious effect on our lives, our economy, and the everyday functioning of our society. While we have built systems, protections and a framework to identify attacks and intrusions, share information with the private sector and ...