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Fundamentals of Information Systems Security, 3rd Edition by Kim

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CHAPTER 3: Malicious Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities

IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL LEARN about the software used to conduct a malicious attack. This software is called malware. You will also learn about different types of attacks. The Internet is an untamed new frontier. There are many bad people wanting to steal your data. If your device and sensitive information are connected to the Internet, there is potential for loss or damage. Unlike in your everyday life, in cyberspace there is no real law of the land. Criminal acts that lead to destruction and theft occur regularly. These acts affect businesses, individuals, and governments. The criminals often go unpunished, as was the case with the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack that occurred ...

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