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Cyber Security: A practitioner's guide by David Sutton

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2 THE BIG ISSUES

Cyber weapons provide the tantalising possibility of being able to cripple the enemy without inflicting lasting damage on them.

Philip Hammond MP, 2016

In this chapter, we will examine the key cyber security issues that concern us, both as individuals and organisations, regardless of the inherent threats, vulnerabilities or the actual impacts or consequences. These will be discussed in later chapters.

When you look at all the issues, they tend to resolve themselves into one of four areas of cyber security:

cybercrime;

cyber harassment or cyber bullying;

cyber warfare;

cyber surveillance.

CYBERCRIME

The first big issue we will examine is that of cybercrime. Many cybercrimes will also be recognisable as ‘ordinary’ crimes, ...

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