Cyberspace is the 21st century’s greatest engine of change. Telecommunications, commercial and financial systems, government operations, food production - virtually every aspect of global civilization now depends on interconnected cyber systems to operate; systems that have helped advance medicine, streamline everyday commerce, and so much more.
Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare is your guide to understanding the intricate nature of this pressing subject. Delivered by cybersecurity expert and professor Paul Rosenzweig, these 18 engaging lectures will open your eyes to the structure of the Internet, the unique dangers it breeds, and the ways we’re learning how to understand, manage, and reduce these dangers.In addition, Professor Rosenzweig offers sensible tips on how best to protect yourself, your network, or your business from attack or data loss. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this course are those of the professor and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.
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This course will not make you a cyber security expert, but covers the growing dark economy, and how this new domain is changing everything.
Inside Cyber Warfare
He was able to present facts, without the "Digital Pearl Harbor" crap we get from most of the so called experts.
Zeta cartel run in with Anonymous
My two favorite topics are Baseball and Military History. But my favorite books of all time are Starship Troopers and Ready Player One.
I listened to this book (Cybersecurity) right after listening to, "We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency" (Anonymous) by Parmy Olson, for the second time and while attending a practical application cyber security course. While Cybersecurity is a much better presentation on understanding fundamentals of the digital network threat, Anonymous is an anecdotal account of what happens when those with the capabilities and intentions wreak havoc on the unassuming as well as those who've gone to great lengths to try to protect themselves.
This book goes from point A to point Z of how computers communicate through the network and then points out the inherent vulnerabilities each system/user has and how to implement protective measures. The author opens with STUXNET but uses many other examples (to include Sabu of Anonymous and Lulzsec fame) to set the stage of what has and could/will happen with Cyber Warfare.
The 'Great Courses' presentation is not as digestible as a regular audio book, partly because the narrator is not an actor who has done several audiobooks (although you'd think a professor would be in tune with how consumable his presentation is) and because understanding of complex technical jargon is tough to visualize for a layman. Although I was able to listen at 3X speed without any interruption, (I just didn't like the flow or his voice) others may find following along difficult.. Also, several times during the lectures the professor acknowledges that this recording is for video and audio purposes, but seems to default to his visual audience (i.e., asking the listener to look at his hand gestures or a display).
My favorite chapter was the final one about what we should be doing regarding protecting the overall internet structure. He presents multiple cases of how regulating and removing anonymity from the internet would help in preventing future cyber crime. However he points out that this is really a philosophical argument that doesn't have an easy answer. Regulations remove the power of the internet that truly allows free speech without worry of government tracking and tyranny. However, this can't be the only argument because of the exponential power of rogue actors writing code that infects ignorant unprotected user's systems that then work in concert without the user realizing they are facilitating crimes. The professor's theory (that I absolutely agree): encourage users to study and better understand the capabilities and vulnerabilities of the internet.
This course covers a wide variety of topics in the world of cyber security. It provides a high level description of topics such as big data, cyber threats, state actors, and how to protect yourself. For anyone with a cursory knowledge of cyber security you won't learn much but you might appreciate how these ideas are organized and placed in the broader context of geopolitics.
Highly recommended if you need an organized, thorough foundation to this topic. Works very well even if you are familiar with basic concepts and language.
Felt like a college 101 class (I mean that in a good way), and as such the only thing I'd like to see to improve is a recommended reading list for further depth on topic.
I was hoping for a more focused look on how individuals or individual entities can remain secure but it was more of a general discussion cyber security on a whole. and it was dumbed down just a bit too much for me I am a dishwasher an a short oder restaurant with little it know how (at least in my head) and I learn nothing new from this other than a few historical hacking events that I never heard of and he talked about things so vaguely that it would mislead someone who didn't know what was really being said (or not said) overall I did find his political views to be balanced giving both sides before stating his opinion and even then saying that we the people must choose what is or isn't correct and there were many statements made that are no longer the case for example that email encryption tools are usually less than 100$ while this may be factually true it is misleading I could also say that a phone usually costs less then a million dollars and be factually correct but "most phones are less than 500" might be more accurate same with encryption tools free is less than 100$ but most of them are free
Not too technical...just enough to send you to your experts with a surprising question or two, and launch a heightened cyber security initiative!
The Audiobook goes over a range of topics from basic cyber security to current and proposed cyber security standards and their effectiveness.
Finding out just how many cyber security attacks there are going at any one given time.
The speaker is easy to understand and seems very knowledgeable about the subject. They are able to present and communicate the subjects topics without having to pause.
I didn't have an extreme reaction to this book positive or negative. It just reinforced my understanding of the topic.
I would have like the topics to be a little more in depth but overall I was happy with my purchase of this audiobook.
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