Digital Earth: Cyber Threats, Privacy and Ethics In an Age of Paranoia

  • 1h 6m
  • Sarah Katz
  • IT Governance
  • 2022

Digital Earth – Cyber threats, privacy and ethics in an age of paranoia

This book discusses the most prevalent technological threats that we face today. It is an accessible guide that highlights the most common cyber attacks, and explores data ethics and privacy in an age where we hold so much of our PII (personally identifiable information) online.

It covers cyber threats such as phishing, disinformation versus misinformation in a post-COVID-19 world, cyber terrorism, and the power of social media, and analyzes ever-evolving privacy concerns in response to technological advances. For example, does the use of drones by law enforcement offer us complete security or raise questions around the privacy of citizens?

The book focuses on:

  • The spike in phishing amid the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Cyber terrorism
  • The risks associated with social media
  • Whether drones are a search-and-rescue solution or the all-seeing eye in the sky

In an age of cyber paranoia, the book offers a rational insight into technological threats that we will all encounter, and provides navigation in an increasingly technologically advanced world.

About the Author

Sarah Katz is a graduate of UC Berkeley with a background in cybersecurity. She works as a Technical Writer at Microsoft, and previously worked at NASA. Her writing has appeared in Cyber Defense Magazine, Dark Reading, Infosecurity Magazine, and Tech Xplore. Sarah has served as a cybersecurity speaker for the Brazilian technical institute IGTI, and is pursuing a PhD in cyberpsychology with a focus on user security in augmented reality. The short film “Rationale” – currently in production – based on her eponymous short story and published in Thriller Magazine, is about the risks of using mood-altering technology to enhance cognition.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • The Spike in Phishing Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • A Glance at the History of Phishing Mitigation Practices
  • The Hard Truth – How Little Many Users Understand About Identifying Malicious Emails
  • Disinformation Versus Misinformation in a Post-COVID World
  • Cyber Terrorism and the Firepower of Social Media
  • Drones – A Search and Rescue Solution or the All-Seeing Eye in the Sky?
  • Tying it All Together
  • Further Reading