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Emerging Trends in ICT Security by Hamid R Arabnia, Babak Akhgar

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Chapter 25

A Quick Perspective on the Current State in Cybersecurity

Diogo A.B. Fernandes, Liliana F.B. Soares, João V. Gomes, Mário M. Freire and Pedro R.M. Inácio,    University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal

Nowadays, cybersecurity makes headlines across the media and in companies, blogs, social networks, among other places. The Internet is a wild cyberspace, an arena for commercialization, consumerism, business, and leisure, to name a few activities. Networks, populations, and nations around the world, now interconnected through the Internet, rely on it for their daily lives. But some Internet users have learned to take advantage of vulnerable systems and of Internet technologies for their own good, sending out spam, phishing, data breaches, ...

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