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Publisher's Summary

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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2013 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2013 The Great Courses

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it really helped me to appreciate the complexity

it really helped me to appreciate the complexity of the internet and security. Good book!

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Made me think

This is a good overview of cybersecurity; not too technical as an audio book is not well suited in my opinion for very technically complex material. It is a thoughtful and thorough perspective of internet security and tackles some of the issues, such as privacy, that our societies will need to deal with, whether some of us want it or not.
I am not an expert in the field and this opened my eyes to cybersecurity and the cyber world.

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Fantastic Course

Would you listen to Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare again? Why?

This is a fantastic course, illustrating how many perspectives there are to cybersecurity. This is the future of warfare, and it impacts civilians - and it's scary. This should be taught at every university.

What about Professor Paul Rosenzweig’s performance did you like?

He gives an excellent delivery. His passion for the subject comes through.

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cursory analysis. outdated.

this is, obviously, an ever-changing topic. for a publication on cyber* to have lasting value, it needs to bring a analytical framework that will outlive the current tech. this doesn't really deliver.

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Very informative, well researched, and engaging

Great for the technologically adept and inept! Concepts are explained with real world analogs and examples. Theories are related to their actual application in everyday life. Fantastic book. The narrator's voice and performance takes a little to get used to, but not bad at all.

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Tied a lot of fragments together

Would you consider the audio edition of Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare to be better than the print version?

This course did a great job organizing a lot of mandated corporate cyber training I have had over the years.

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Interesting and important

This audiobook (and the other one by the same prof) is fantastic. Really enjoyable.

Some of the technical material is fairly basic for anyone with systems experience, but is important for context in describing concepts. Plus, it's important for less technical listeners.

Recommended.

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Wide but not deep

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.

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Essential baseline knowledge

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.

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helpful but very outdated more focused on macro

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