Cyber Safety: An Introduction

Edited by: Rutger Leukfeldt, Wouter Stol

The concept of cyber safety refers to safety in cyber space. It is a wider concept than the commonly used concept 'cybercrime.' This book is an introduction to the field of cyber safety and presents an overview of current knowledge in that area. It covers cyber safety from different perspectives (juridical, technological, sociological, and criminological). Various types of cybercrime are described individually, addressing issues such as definition, nature, scale, and offender characteristics (including hacking, e-fraud, child pornography, unauthorized file sharing, and cyber warfare). Furthermore, criminal techniques like botnets, social engineering, and phishing are addressed. It also deals especially with youth and cyber safety, with specific themes such as: online sexual solicitations, sexually explicit internet material, cyber bullying, and the perils and pleasures of playing video games. Finally, the book looks at organizations that play a part in safeguarding the internet. It looks at the role of the police, commercial organizations such as Internet Service Providers, and information security.

348 pages

Publication Date: 9/10/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789490947750