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An Ethical Guide to Cyber Anonymity

By : Kushantha Gunawardana
Book Image

An Ethical Guide to Cyber Anonymity

By: Kushantha Gunawardana

Overview of this book

As the world becomes more connected through the web, new data collection innovations have opened up more ways to compromise privacy. Your actions on the web are being tracked, information is being stored, and your identity could be stolen. However, there are ways to use the web without risking your privacy. This book will take you on a journey to become invisible and anonymous while using the web. You will start the book by understanding what anonymity is and why it is important. After understanding the objective of cyber anonymity, you will learn to maintain anonymity and perform tasks without disclosing your information. Then, you’ll learn how to configure tools and understand the architectural components of cybereconomy. Finally, you will learn to be safe during intentional and unintentional internet access by taking relevant precautions. By the end of this book, you will be able to work with the internet and internet-connected devices safely by maintaining cyber anonymity.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Part 1: The Basics of Privacy and Cyber Anonymity
Part 2: Methods and Artifacts That Attackers and Competitors Can Collect from You
Part 3: Concepts and Maintaining Cyber Anonymity

Procedural controls

When you implement technical controls your security posture will be improved, but if users are bypassing technical controls or senior management is not adhering to them, their effectiveness is drastically reduced. This is where procedural controls are crucial.

Procedural controls define what the employees’ responsibilities are and how they should behave with the systems. This improves overall security posture and helps with incident prevention. Procedural controls make technical controls more effective in the following ways:

  • Enforcing password policies for the organization, including the following:
    • More than eight characters for the password.
    • At least one capital letter.
    • At least one simple letter.
    • A special character.
    • Banning common passwords even if they comply with the password policy (for example, Qwerty@123).
    • Passwords must be changed after 35 days.
    • The last 10 passwords cannot be used again.
    • After three incorrect attempts, the account will get locked...