Technology Policy & Ethics – July 2018

Don’t Take the Bait! Protect Yourself from the Latest Email Scams

By Sabrina Davis and Junaid Chaudhry

Cyber security– it is commonly thought of as a world of virtual threats made by seemingly virtual people. But cyber security is instituted to in fact, help us secure our computer’s software. Cyber is compelled by human emotion and thought, as underneath every falsified email or server attack, there is a person hitting the “go” button to send it off. This means any threat can be stopped by the same human knowledge that is able to launch it. The link between cyber and psychology is fundamental in understanding threats such as phishing, spear phishing, and whaling.

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The Role of Education and Information Technology for a Fair and Sustainable Development

By Marco Pellegrini and Massimo Mozzon

The world’s population peaked to 7.6 billion by mid-2017, approximately adding a billion inhabitants since 2005. The Population Division at the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) United Nations (UN), predicts that global population will increase by 1.1% each year reaching 11.2 billion by 2100 [1]. Sixty per cent of the world’s people live in Asia and 17% in Africa, while the remaining 23% live across Europe, America and Oceania. China and India are the two most populous countries of the world comprising 19% and 18% of global total, respectively. Based on UN/DESA projected growth of global population until 2100, it is estimated that Asia and Africa will still remain the two most populous regions of the world, comprising about 83% of global population. Therefore, the majority population growth is expected to take place in developing and least developed countries (LDCs) [2].

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