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Cyber Security

Chapter

Abstract

.The growth of the Internet has been accompanied by an increase in the number and importance of malicious actors who seek to undertake all types of nefarious activities in cyberspace. As a result, there is an ongoing battle today to secure the cyber domain – cyber security has emerged as a major issue that affects every user of the Internet. To describe this situation, this chapter identifies some common terms and concepts related to Internet security. It describes several cyber-attacks to illustrate how cyber security poses an ongoing challenge. It also provides examples of ongoing initiatives undertaken by the United States and the International Community to improve cyber security. It concludes by exploring threats to the expanding confluence of connected devices known as the “Internet of Things.”

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of International Graduate StudiesNaval Postgraduate SchoolMontereyUS

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