From the Fall 2015 Issue

The Role of Social Networks in Securing Cyberspace: Opportunities and Threats

J. L. Billingsley
Advisory Board Member | Cyber Security Forum Initiative

Many in American society today equate social networks with online communities such as Google+ and LinkedIn. However, social networks have existed since the dawn of man. While the prominence of social networks continues to grow and has proven to be a rich research area, we already know a lot about their characteristics. For those of us interested in securing cyberspace (with an understanding that citizens typically do not want the most vulnerable among us required to fend for themselves in a lawless world), we can make use of what we know about social networks. By recognizing the role of social . . .

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