Own your space: Keep yourself and your stuff safe online

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Title

Own your space: Keep yourself and your stuff safe online

Description

Main Argument: McCarthy argues that understanding internet security is imperative for the safety and well-being of youth. Educators, parents and/or caregivers should understand online threats in order to help their children learn to avoid them. The book offers cyber definitions (e.g. hacking, virus, botnet), gives hypothetical cyber attack scenarios and aims to help youth prepare for cyber threats.

Style: Instructional

Sourcing: Popular sources; No bibliography

Structure: 16 chapters; Appendix

Context in discussion: Reports and articles focus on cybersecurity for United States’ critical infrastructure, government or military. This book is aimed toward a youth audience and their parents/legal guardians. It provides a comprehensible guide to understand cyber threats and how to protect computers from virsuses.

Context in website: This book is an accessible guide for any internet user. As it is meant for educators of youth, the Education Directory also provides resources for teaching students about cyber issues.

Creator

Linda McCarthy

Credentials:

CIA Spokesperson and Founding Curator (1987-2009)
Board of Directors of The Cold War Museum (2009)

Date

September 8, 2010

Zotero

Collection

Citation

Linda McCarthy Credentials: CIA Spokesperson and Founding Curator (1987-2009) Board of Directors of The Cold War Museum (2009), "Own your space: Keep yourself and your stuff safe online," in Cyberwar Resources Guide, Item #119, https://www.projectcyw-d.org/resources/items/show/119 (accessed October 23, 2021).