Home Books Privacy, Security, and Cyberspace

Privacy, Security, and Cyberspace
  • Format
  • Authored by: Robert Plotkin
  • From the Series: Computers, Internet, and Society
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816077568
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7756-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $45.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 04/01/2012
  • Dewey Number: 5.8
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 174


Digital technology has caused governments, businesses, and individuals to rethink long-held notions of privacy and security. Extensive government databases and the increased use of the Internet for text, audio, and video communication make it possible to monitor every Web site a computer user visits and every conversation that they have. Although such monitoring can be used to perform surveillance on actual or suspected criminals, it can also be used to spy on innocent individuals if sufficient technology and legal constraints are not in place. Privacy, Security, and Cyberspace illustrates how digital privacy and security is often a cat-and-mouse game in which owners of computers and digital data constantly update their defenses in response to new threats, while black hat hackers (those who break into computer systems with malicious intent) develop new ways to break through such defenses. 

Chapters include:

  • Your Right to Privacy
  • Computer Viruses: Invisible Threats to Privacy
  • Spyware: Software Snooping on Your Private Data
  • Phishing and Social Engineering: Confidence Games Go Online
  • Your Personal Information Online: Everyone Is a Public Figure Now
  • Identity Theft: Protecting Oneself Against Imposters
  • Keeping Your Data Secure: the Best Offense Is a Good Defense
  • Databases, Privacy, and Security: Monitoring the "Online You."


Full-color photographs and line illustrations. Index. Glossary. Chronology. Further resources.

About the Author(s)

Robert Plotkin is a patent attorney specializing in patent protection for computer technology. His firm, Robert Plotkin, P.C., has been named a "Go-To Law Firm for Leading Technology Companies" by American Lawyer Media. He is the author of The Genie in the Machine: How Computer-Automated Inventing Is Revolutionizing Law and Business, which explores the impact of invention automation technology on high-tech companies and patent law. Plotkin received his undergraduate degree in computer science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his law degree from the Boston University School of Law and currently teaches a course entitled Software and the Law.

Title List Price Format Status Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Communication and Cyberspace
$45.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Computer Ethics
$45.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Computers and Creativity
$45.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Computers in Science and Mathematics
$45.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Computers in the Workplace
$45.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Privacy, Security, and Cyberspace
$45.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart

Standing Order Plan

A Standing Order Plan saves you both time and money without risking a penny of your acquisitions budget. The number of copies you indicate of each new title under the plan you select will automatically as the new edition becomes available. If, for any reason, you wish to cancel your subscription to the plan, please contact our Customer Service Department.

Standing Order Plan available for The World AlmanacĀ® for Kids:
Plan WK1 Single-title hardcover edition at 20% discount

You can use this order form (pdf) to sign up for any of our Standing Order Plans, or you can contact our Customer Service Department:

Email: custserv@factsonfile.com
Phone Number (toll-free): 1-800-322-8755
Fax Number (toll-free): 1-800-678-3633

FREE Learning Resources