Cybersecurity for Information Professionals: Concepts and Applications

1st Edition

Hsia-Ching Chang, Suliman Hawamdeh

Auerbach Publications
April 1, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 256 Pages - 30 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367486815 - CAT# 356673

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Information professionals have been paying more attention and putting a greater focus on privacy over cybersecurity. The cybersecurity and privacy breach incidents in soaring reveal that cybersecurity risks are high. Utilizing cybersecurity awareness training in the organizations has been one of the effective tools to promote cybersecurity-conscious culture and make individuals become more cybersecurity-conscious. However, it is unknow if employees’ security behavior at work can be extended to their security behavior at home and personal life. On the one hand, = information professionals need to inherit their role as data/information gatekeeper to safeguard data/information assets in the organizations and the cyberspace. On the other hand, information professionals can aid in enabling effective information access and dissemination of cybersecurity knowledge to make users conscious about the cybersecurity and privacy risks that are often hidden in the cyber universe.

Cybersecurity for Information Professionals: Concepts and Applications introduces the fundamental concepts in cybersecurity and addresses some of the challenges faced by information professionals, librarians, archivists, record managers, students, and professionals in related disciplines. This book is written especially for educators preparing courses in information security, cybersecurity, and the integration of privacy and cybersecurity. The chapters contained in this book represent the multiple and diverse perspectives from professionals in the field of cybersecurity. They cover such topics as:

  • Information Governance and Cybersecurity
  • User Privacy and Security Online: The Role of Information Professionals
  • Cybersecurity and Social Media
  • Healthcare Regulations, Threats, and their Impact on Cybersecurity
  • Mobile Cybersecurity: A Socio-Technical Perspective
  • Cybersecurity in the Software Development Life Cycle
  • Data Security and Privacy

Above all, the book addresses the ongoing challenges of cybersecurity. In particular, it explains how information professionals can contribute to long-term workforce development by designing and leading cybersecurity awareness campaigns or cybersecurity hygiene programs to change people’s security behavior.


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