432 pages. 1st edition. Hardback. Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket. ISBN: 1560250801 A chronicle of security breaches and theft on the information superhighway. The assault on personal privacy; National economic security; Industrial espionage; Solutions in cyberspace. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Will the electronic superhighway open the doors to an electronic cold war, or will it be the dawn of an information revolution? This book examines both these possibilities in a serious and inviting manner, outlining almost every kind of information disaster imaginable, and asserting that it is a simple matter of awareness and attention that can be our salvation.
From Library Journal:
Lyon (sociology, Queen's Univ., Ontario) has written a detailed, scholarly work on the use of technology for surveillance. He describes our present culture as the "surveillance society," reminding us that explicit details of our personal lives are gathered, stored, sorted, retrieved, and processed every day among the massive computer databases of large corporations and government departments. But surveillance, as explored by Lyon, is not overwhelmingly negative in its effects. Nor does he conclude that surveillance is inherently evil. Citing the efforts of the Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, Lyon instead encourages public awareness of surveillance issues. He lauds mobilized efforts to restrict inappropriate use of electronic surveillance and to block attempts to make personal information publicly available. A noteworthy study of an important issue, this is intended for informed readers. A general audience will find Schwartau's Information Warfare more appealing. Schwartau, an expert on information security and electronic privacy, presents an overview of "information warfare," a confict in which electronic information is a vital asset and a strategic target for conquest or destruction. Showing that the essence of our individual and corporate selves is being distributed across thousands of computer databases over which we have little or no control, Schwartau paints a grim picture of what could happen if the very records that define us become subject to malicious modification, theft, unauthorized disclosure, or outright destruction. Personal, corporate, and global information warfare currently costs the United States hundreds of billions of dollars a year. Schwartau describes almost every kind of information disaster imaginable and compels us to establish a National Information Policy to serve as the foundation for our future: a constitution for Cyberspace. This book presents disturbing answers to some simple questions about our personal and national stake in the Global Network. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries.
Joe Accardi, Northeastern Illinois Univ. Lib., Chicago
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Titel: INFORMATION WARFARE: Chaos On The Electronic...
Verlag: NY: Thunder's Mouth , 1994.
Buchbeschreibung NY: Thunder's Mouth , 1994, 1994. 432 pages. 1st edition. Hardback. Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket. ISBN: 1560250801 A chronicle of security breaches and theft on the information superhighway. The assault on personal privacy; National economic security; Industrial espionage; Solutions in cyberspace. Artikel-Nr. B-138313