Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare

  • by The Great Courses
  • Narrated by Professor Paul Rosenzweig
  • 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

Cyberspace is the 21st century’s greatest engine of change. Telecommunications, commercial and financial systems, government operations, food production - virtually every aspect of global civilization now depends on interconnected cyber systems to operate; systems that have helped advance medicine, streamline everyday commerce, and so much more.
Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare is your guide to understanding the intricate nature of this pressing subject. Delivered by cybersecurity expert and professor Paul Rosenzweig, these 18 engaging lectures will open your eyes to the structure of the Internet, the unique dangers it breeds, and the ways we’re learning how to understand, manage, and reduce these dangers.
In addition, Professor Rosenzweig offers sensible tips on how best to protect yourself, your network, or your business from attack or data loss.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this course are those of the professor and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A well-packaged set of zero surprises.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The lecture format is pretty good, but this book wasn't for me because I am fairly well versed in security as a whole.

Would you recommend Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare to your friends? Why or why not?

For people outside of security, it's a great overview. For Execs, it's a great primer, even if a bit out of date. People inside security will find their time better spent elsewhere.

Which scene was your favorite?

I will give the professor credit for being dynamic with his presentation.

Could you see Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?


Any additional comments?

I've spent the last 20+ years in information technology and have been responsible for the attack surface of a multi-million dollar organization for the last 15. While I would say there is some good information here for executive types, I find some of the professor's attitudes - specifically those around personal privacy - creepy and disturbing at best. He's clearly spent too much time around DHS and other policy types.

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- Todd Algren

very basic and policy-oriented

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

someone more interested in an overview of the topic from a legal perspective

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


Any additional comments?

not for practitioners or technologists

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- Sarah Guo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-08-2013
  • Publisher: The Great Courses