Security and the Networked Society

  • Mark A. Gregory
  • David Glance

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Mark A. Gregory, David Glance
    Pages 1-2
  3. Mark A. Gregory, David Glance
    Pages 3-49
  4. Mark A. Gregory, David Glance
    Pages 51-95
  5. Mark A. Gregory, David Glance
    Pages 97-159
  6. Mark A. Gregory, David Glance
    Pages 161-205
  7. Mark A. Gregory, David Glance
    Pages 207-287
  8. Mark A. Gregory, David Glance
    Pages 289-297

About this book


This book examines technological and social events during 2011 and 2012, a period that saw the rise of the hacktivist, the move to mobile platforms, and the ubiquity of social networks. It covers key technological issues such as hacking, cyber-crime, cyber-security and cyber-warfare, the internet, smart phones, electronic security, and information privacy. This book traces the rise into prominence of these issues while also exploring the resulting cultural reaction. The authors’ analysis forms the basis of a discussion on future technological directions and their potential impact on society. The book includes forewords by Professor Margaret Gardner AO, Vice-Chancellor and President of RMIT University, and by Professor Robyn Owens, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Western Australia. Security and the Networked Society provides a reference for professionals and industry analysts studying digital technologies. Advanced-level students in computer science and electrical engineering will also find this book useful as a thought-provoking resource.


Cyber-crime Cyber-security Cyber-warfare Hacktivism Information privacy Internet security Mobile systems Smart phones Social networks

Authors and affiliations

  • Mark A. Gregory
    • 1
  • David Glance
    • 2
  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.University of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02389-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02390-8
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