Cybercrime and Information Technology: Theory and Practice—The Computer Network Infostructure and Computer Security, Cybersecurity Laws, Internet of Things (IoT), and Mobile Devices is an introductory text addressing current technology, trends, and security issues.

While many books on the market cover investigations, forensic recovery, and presentation of evidence, and others explain computer and network security, this book explores both, explaining the essential principles governing computers, wireless and mobile devices, the Internet of Things, cloud systems, and their significant vulnerabilities. Only with this knowledge can students truly appreciate the security challenges and opportunities for cybercrime that cannot be uncovered, investigated, and adjudicated unless they are understood.

The legal portion of the book is an overview of the legal system in the United States, including cyberlaw standards, and regulations affecting cybercrime. This section includes cases in progress that are shaping and developing legal precedents. As is often the case, new technologies require new statues and regulations—something the law is often slow to move on given the current speed in which technology advances.

Key Features:

  • Provides a strong foundation of cybercrime knowledge along with the core concepts of networking, computer security, Internet of Things (IoTs), and mobile devices.
  • Addresses legal statutes and precedents fundamental to understanding investigative and forensic issues relative to evidence collection and preservation.
  • Identifies the new security challenges of emerging technologies including mobile devices, cloud computing, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), VMware, and the Internet of Things.
  • Strengthens student understanding of the fundamentals of computer and network security, concepts that are often glossed over in many textbooks, and includes the study of cybercrime as critical forward-looking cybersecurity challenges.

Cybercrime and Information Technology is a welcome addition to the literature, particularly for those professors seeking a more hands-on, forward-looking approach to technology and trends. Coverage is applicable to all forensic science courses in computer science and forensic programs, particularly those housed in criminal justice departments emphasizing digital evidence and investigation processes. The textbook is appropriate for courses in the Computer Forensics and Criminal Justice curriculum, and is relevant to those studying Security Administration, Public Administrations, Police Studies, Business Administration, Computer Science, and Information Systems.

A Test Bank and chapter PowerPoint slides are available to qualified professors for use in classroom instruction.

chapter Chapter 1|52 pages

Understanding Essential Computer Concepts

chapter Chapter 2|34 pages

Cybercrime in a Data-Driven and Techno-Centric Society

chapter Chapter 3|18 pages

Understanding the U.S. Legal System

chapter Chapter 4|66 pages

Laws, Standards, and Regulations Affecting Cybercrime

chapter Chapter 5|50 pages

The Networking Environment

chapter Chapter 6|54 pages

Computer Security Technology and Principles

chapter Chapter 7|32 pages

Internet of Things (IoTs)

chapter Chapter 8|36 pages

Mobile Devices

The Smartphone