Digital interconnectedness has revolutionized how we acquire information and make decisions. Information—whether news being distributed on the Internet or a status update on social media—can now percolate almost instantaneously through a network. Although such digital interconnectedness has generated tens of billions of dollars of business revenue each year and vastly improved social connectivity, it also raises the potential for deliberate misuses of digital systems to wreak havoc on at-risk or unsuspecting users. As systems to spread and store information among diverse networks have become more efficient, they have also become more vulnerable. Misuse of these systems generates increased levels of harm to larger populations and user groups than in decades past.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering