This book collates the key security and privacy concerns faced by individuals and organizations who use various social networking sites. This includes activities such as connecting with friends, colleagues, and family; sharing and posting information; managing audio, video, and photos; and all other aspects of using social media sites both professionally and personally. In the setting of the Internet of Things (IoT) that can connect millions of devices at any one time, the security of such actions is paramount. Securing Social Networks in Cyberspace discusses user privacy and trust, location privacy, protecting children, managing multimedia content, cyberbullying, and much more. Current state-of-the-art defense mechanisms that can bring long-term solutions to tackling these threats are considered in the book.

This book can be used as a reference for an easy understanding of complex cybersecurity issues in social networking platforms and services. It is beneficial for academicians and graduate-level researchers. General readers may find it beneficial in protecting their social-media-related profiles.

part III|79 pages

Cyberbullying, Cyberstalking, and Related Issues

part IV|78 pages

Other Issues for Securing Social Networks and Online Profiles

chapter 10|20 pages

Profiling Online Users

Emerging Approaches and Challenges

chapter 11|13 pages

Securing Mobile Social Networks

chapter 13|20 pages

A Tutorial on Cross-Site Scripting Attack

Defense against Online Social Networks