Thursday, January 30, 2014

Cyber Theft Compromises Target Security, Causing Financial Problems for Millions of Shoppers

Cyber thieves took vendor credentials to create the Target security breach affecting some 40 million credit and debit card numbers in late 2013 ("Target Says Criminals Attacked with Stolen Vendor Credentials," Reuters, January 29, 2014). A Target representative did not provide further details on the theft. Meanwhile, government officials in Washington renewed discussion on creating a standard for reporting such security incursions to the public in light of this major hit to the third largest retailer's customers.

Review selected hard copy and online library books and videos related to computer security/crime at LSC-CyFair Branch Library. Click the title of a listed item, select the "Request" button in the listing, and enter your library card number and PIN for each title you want to reserve for pick up at the library.

Use these subject words and phrases to find more in the library catalog:
  • computer crimes
  • computer security
  • cyberspace security
  • cyberterrorism
Cyber Warfare: How Conflicts in Cyberspace Are Challenging America and Changing the World by Paul Rosenzweig - Praeger, 2013.
call number: 355.4 Ros
"An up-to-date, accessible guide to the growing threats in cyberspace that affects everyone from private individuals to businesses to national governments."  - publisher summary

50 Ways to Protect Your Identity in a Digital Age by Steve Weisman - FT Press, 2013.
call number: 332.024 Wei
"Discover why ID theft is more dangerous than ever, and discover today's most dangerous new threats -- including attacks targeting medical records, personal finance and online banking sites, the elderly, and military service members. Meet the hackers and organized crime groups who want to steal your identity and money -- and learn how to protect your data and your life! Step by step, Weisman shows how to avoid risks, minimize risks you can't completely avoid, and immediately take the right steps if you're ever victimized." - publisher summary excerpt

Computer Security Literacy [Electronic Resource]: Staying Safe in a Digital World by Douglas Jacobson and Joseph Idziorek  - CRC Press, 2013.
call number: EBSCO eBook
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"(This book) helps you better understand the practical aspects of computer security. The authors cover such popular security topics as social networking, social engineering (phishing), and online shopping. They also address situation awareness, including the security risks of using wireless Internet at a university and the risks of using a public computer." - publisher summary excerpt