Cyberspace and Cybersecurity
The internet has radically changed the relationships among citizens, governments, and businesses.
The Internet by the Numbers
As internet access increases, digital divides remain.
340 million minutes
(or 646 years) are spent on video calls by WhatsApp users a day (as reported in May 2017).
How Does Cyberspace Work?
See how information is transferred across the internet.
The Origins of the Internet
Learn how the internet evolved to the platform we use today.
Should the Internet Respect National Borders?
Learn more about the debate over a free and open internet.
38.5 billion dollars
is the amount of damage caused by the most expensive virus in the world, MyDoom.
Source: Heimdal Security
How Companies and Governments Do (and Don’t) Protect Your Data
See how insufficient privacy laws leave your personal data vulnerable online.
Questions to check your understanding
Supplemental readings and other resources
How Cyberspace and Cybersecurity Affect You
Source: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
With New Digital Tools, Even Nonexperts Can Wage Cyberattacks
Hackers are discovering that it is far more profitable to hold your data hostage than it is to steal it.
Source: Aly Song/Reuters
Google for Months Kept Secret a Bug That Imperiled the Personal Data of Google+ Users
Google kept quiet for more than six months about its discovery of a bug that put at risk the personal data of hundreds of thousands of Google+ users.
Source: Mal Langsdon/Reuters
The Worst Cybersecurity Breaches of 2018
Here are the big digital security dramas that have played out so far this year.
Source: Jim Urquhart/Reuters
Phishing Is the Internet’s Most Successful Con
Tricking people out of sensitive information online is far too easy.
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