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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

Artifacts that Attackers Can Collect from You

Traditionally, IT security and cyber security professionals concentrated on protecting the perimeter. The perimeter is the area in our infrastructure that separates the internal infrastructure from the external world. This practice is commonly known as castle security. It was used by conventional security systems to try to protect information from external perpetrators. Most systems were closed systems and the only connectivity to the external world was the internet; this practice was quite acceptable for traditional systems. However, today’s complex requirements and the introduction of cloud systems have made this practice worthless. Also, insiders play an active role in many attacks, meaning security professionals are forced to find a better approach. Since attackers must also access enterprise systems through the perimeter, security professionals can collect indicators of compromise from perimeter devices.

Typically, artifacts...