Karen Lawrence Öqvist (author)
Your Privacy in the Information Society
UK Price: £14.99 EU Price: €19.99 ROW (USD) Price: $23.99 ISBN: 9781906124090
Dimensions: 129 x 198 x 13
Number of pages: 202
Publication date: 05 JAN 2009
About the book:
A fascinating glimpse into the world of Web 2.0 set against a backdrop of endemic surveillance and tracking in the real world. Social networking, government databases, online shopping and loyalty cards have all generated vast amounts of personal data. As goverment and commercial organisations develop new technologies to share and exploit (and sometimes lose) this information, this book reveals the impact this is having on our privacy and security, and provides practical information as to how we can safeguard our identity and protect our children in the information society.
".....a unique and compelling view of engagement and privacy in the information age." Professor Fred Piper, Information Security Group, Royal Holloway
About the Author(s):
Karen Lawrence Öqvist is a Security Solution Architect for Hewlett-Packard. She holds a masters in Information Security (2004) and is a member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).
'... a sobering discussion of recent trends in information gathering and usage which highlights both the potential risks and possible advantages in the amount of information being gathered and used by governments and private entities. In general the book is very readable and provides a balanced view of the issues. The discussions of how and why we willingly share our data and the way it gets used are well informed and interesting.'
Nick Dunn MBCS CITP, ITNOW Magazine
'This book is as suitable for a general audience as much as for information security or web professionals and is written in a very readable style. We are introduced to the concepts behind social networking and web 2.0 and their impact on our privacy and everyday lives. Good advice is given on maintaining some separation between work colleagues, online friends and limiting information available to different types of Facebook friend.'
Nick Dunn MBCS CITP, IT Training magazine
'Recommended read to cure oneself of the online phobia.'
D. Murali, The Hindu
'Everyone 'online' should read this book to understand the risks they are taking and to appreciate how the future may unfold.'
Sean Quigley CEng CITP CISSP MSc, InfoSec Reviews
Table of Contents:
2 The Online Information Society
3 Having Fun Safely Online: Some Golden Rules
4 Your Children’s Online Safety
5 All in the Name of National Safety
6 Our Choice of Future
References and Further Reading