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A Vulnerable System: The History of Information Security in the Computer Age

Andrew J. Stewart

Abstract

As threats to the security of information pervade the fabric of everyday life, this book describes how, even as the demand for information security increases, the needs of society are not being met. The result is that the confidentiality of our personal data, the integrity of our elections, and the stability of foreign relations between countries are increasingly at risk. The book convincingly shows that emergency software patches and new security products cannot provide the solution to threats such as computer hacking, viruses, software vulnerabilities, and electronic spying. Profound underly ... More

Keywords: information security, emergency software, computer hacking, computer viruses, electronic spying

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501758942
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501758942.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew J. Stewart, author