Cybersecurity for Information Professionals

by Hsia-Ching Chang and Suliman Hawamdeh, Editors


Covers a broad and deep range of cybersecurity topics relevant to the library and information profession.

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November 2020

Libraries Unlimited

Pages 250
Volumes 1
Size 7x10
Topics Information Systems and Technology/Information Integrity and Security
  Information Systems and Technology/Computer and Information Networks
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This book creates cybersecurity awareness, enhances understanding of cybersecurity concepts, and offers state-of-the-art information on cybersecurity and information assurance. It includes diverse perspectives relevant to libraries and the broader society.

The disciplines of information assurance and cybersecurity deal with managing risks related to the creation, use, processing, storage, and transmission of data and information critical to the wealth and well-being of individuals and organizations. Librarians are often in an excellent position to foster and promote public education on cybersecurity issues, and this book will teach them how.

Providing an introduction to essential concepts of cybersecurity and information security and the methods and techniques used to combat threats and vulnerabilities, Cybersecurity for Information Professionals covers issues such as cybersecurity infrastructure; technologies; innovative research, product design, and development; impacts and effects on socioeconomic issues; political and public engagement; and the policies, procedures, and regulations necessary to combat cybersecurity threats. Librarians and students in many disciplines will benefit from becoming cybersecurity literate, advancing their cybersecurity knowledge, and learning how to make informed decisions on cybersecurity and privacy issues.


  • Educates readers from various disciplines about the fundamentals of cybersecurity and the tools, techniques, and methods used to protect against cybersecurity threats and risks
  • Provides foundational knowledge of cybersecurity and information security for educators, practitioners, researchers, librarians, and the general public
  • Creates awareness of the threats and risks associated with a lack of cybersecurity
Author Info

Hsia-Ching Chang is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Science, College of Information, at the University of North Texas. She is also a cybersecurity policy fellow at New America, a nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, DC. She is affiliated with the Center for Information and Cyber Security, an interdisciplinary research center, at the University of North Texas. She received her PhD and MS in information science from the University at Albany, State University of New York, and an MA in public policy from the National Taipei University in Taiwan.

Suliman Hawamdeh, PhD, is a professor in the College of Information at the University of North Texas. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Information and Knowledge Management and editor of a book series on innovation and knowledge management. He founded and directed a number of academic programs, including the first master of science in knowledge management in Asia at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, the master of science in knowledge management at the University of Oklahoma, and the master of science in data science at the University of North Texas.

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