Hacking and Hackers

Hacking and Hackers

by Margaret Haerens

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Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This title addresses various issues related to hacking and hackers, including ways to combat hacking; if hacktivism is a serious threat; the significance of WikiLeaks; and the role of government in hacking.; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737766561
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 08/23/2013
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 What Is the Most Effective Way to Combat Hacking?

Chapter Preface 19

1 A Clear and Unified Approach Is Needed to Ensure Cybersecurity Mike McConnell 21

2 Hackers Are Not a Threat to Cybersecurity James Andrew Lewis 28

3 US Outgunned in Hacker War Devlin Barrett 37

4 A Multifaceted Strategy Is Best to Ensure Cybersecurity Michael P. Merritt 43

5 Private Sector Isn't Waiting for Feds to Deal with Internet Security John Hayward 57

6 Ethical Hacking Improves Cybersecurity Sue Marquette Poremba 63

7 Exploding the Myth of the "Ethical Hacker" Conrad Constantine Dominique Karg 67

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 73

Chapter 2 Is Hacktivism a Serious Threat?

Chapter Preface 75

1 Hacktivism Is an Effective and Ethical Means of Social Protest Graham Armstrong 77

2 Hacktivist Collectives Are Terrorists Phil Elmore 83

3 Hacktivists Fight for Civil Liberties and Free Expression James Ball 88

4 Old-Time Hacktivists: Anonymous, You've Crossed the Line Elinor Mills 97

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 104

Chapter 3 What Is the Significance of WikiLeaks?

Chapter Preface 106

1 WikiLeaks Provides Transparency and Can Deter Corporate and Government Misbehavior Jesse Walker 109

2 The WikiLeaks Scandal Reveals the Limitations of the Publics Desire for Transparency Alasdair Roberts 114

3 WikiLeaks Is an Unprecedented Threat to US National Security Marc A. Thiessen 127

4 A Defense of Wikileaks John B. Judis 132

5 The WikiLeaks Scandal Reveals the US Government Lacks the Will to Deal with Cyberthreats Cliff May 138

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 143

Chapter 4 What Is the Role of Government in Hacking?

Chapter Preface 145

1 Cyberattacks Require a Military Response 148

US Department of Defense

2 A Military Response to Cyberattacks Is Unwarranted and Inappropriate Benjamin H. Friedman Christopher Preble 153

3 The United States Needs to Develop a Smart and Effective Counterinsurgency Strategy for Cyberspace Paul Rosenzweig 159

4 More Government Regulation Would Impede Innovation and Cybersecurity Tom Ridge 171

5 The United States Should Engage in Cyberwarfare Treaty Talks Alice Slater 180

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 186

For Further Discussion 187

Organizations to Contact 189

Bibliography of Books 196

Index 200

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