Cyberspace:? Which term is derived from and What It Means

Rarely a day goes by that we do not find the preface “cyber.” We heard it in conversations, on TV and radio. We see this printing. Whatever the source, we mostly tend to think of the term as having some relationship to the computer and the Internet.

Cyberspace met in my Word spell-checker, but not cyberstudy. And to further cloud the problem, cyber often use a word, ie, cybercrime, cyber intelligence. Over time, what we have been used as two words are now often combined together into one. “Web site” is now recognized as a single word to the Associated Press (ap) Style Manual (guidebook for journalists) After a long search a dozen websites for the definition of cyber and virtual world, here’s what I found:. • Three different forums have customers say it stands for computer sex (we know where they came from) • Webopedia:. A metaphor to describe non-physical terrain created by computer systems. Online system, for example, create a virtual world where people can talk … • Wikipedia:. Cyberspace is the electronic medium of computer networks, in which online communication occur • And some people believe the term cybernetics, and in particular the “virtual world” comes from the Greek for steersman, steering , or pilot. Cybernetics is a term that refers to electronic communication and control science. • The term cyberspace even appeared on whitehouse.gov website.

Yes … I have better things to do, but because I was working on a series of articles about digital detective, I was wondering how a prosecution witness will define cybercrime cyberspace or used during testimony . In TV news I recently heard the representatives of the NSA, Homeland Security and the military expressed their belief that the greatest threat to the U.S. is not a terrorist attack. Officials believe that the virtual world will be the means by which criminals crossing our borders … by Internet.

Statistics show that our federal government has more than 41,000 cyber attacks in 2010, and these are the ones that they are able to detect. They spent nearly $ 12000000000 Information Technology (IT) security years almost covered employee’s salary and benefits.

Identity theft is a growing problem. Chances are you have experienced or know someone who has. In my case I recover voicemail on our phone at home one Sunday afternoon. We are asked to call the fraud units of our bank credit cards. They proved that we use credit card to pay for dinner on Friday night (Raleigh, NC), and the next day we made a number of purchasing cards in Palm Beach, FL. Buying continues through Sunday until the card is maxed out.

More Recently, I received an email from Facebook security (yes, they actually have security department). They asked if I had made a post on my page that morning. I do not. It seems that some chap in the Russian province (which I can not pronounce, let alone spell) used my account.

Yes, law enforcement has made huge strides in the investigation of cybercrime. But it will stop? No, do not. IT security experts say that more than 800 million personal records stolen by hackers in the past. And even the most complex, hi-tech security software available, some cybercreep eventually return to it. Cyber ​​forensics has grown from screaming demand greater involvement in cybercrime law enforcement. Now many agencies of the unit associated with the online mess, and more getting ready for it. The problem is that the computer specialist may never see the light at the end of the tunnel called cyberspace.

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