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Cyberprzestrzeń i zagrożenia z nią związane
Cyberspace and Threats Associated With it

Author(s): Nina Stępnicka
Subject(s): Security and defense, Studies in violence and power, Social Informatics, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Społeczna Akademia Nauk
Keywords: cyber security; cyberspace; cyber terrorism; the Internet; threat; the Internet;

Summary/Abstract: Along with technological progress, there has been a development in the field of computerization which is present in almost every aspect of our life. Computerization is a term inherently affecting each field of human activity, including professional work, functioning in society and after-work activities. One of the main determinants of contemporary – ICT human existence has become the Internet as the fastest source of information, which at the same time serves as a convenient space used to provide a variety of services. In this way, the cyberspace appeared, a new area of human activity full of information portals, e-shops, avatars symbolising users of the system. Identifying the term “cyberspace” has led to the emergence of other terms with the “cyber-” prefix: “cyber security”, “cyber threat”, “cybercrime”, “cyber terrorism” etc. The aim of the work is an attempt to classify and characterise chosen threats associated with cyberspace.

  • Issue Year: 18/2017
  • Issue No: 5.3
  • Page Range: 191-200
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish