GLASS HOUSES            

GLASS HOUSES            

GLASS HOUSES by Joel Brenner mostly deals with the Cyber Insecurity, Privacy and Secrecy issues in a Transparent World. The author tells us about the threats and vulnerabilities to the Computer, Data communication and Technology fields in which most of us are pursuing a career. Brenner provides us a comprehensive view of a new kind of espionage and digital warfare which we need to deal with, from the cooperation of all government and private sectors. Throughout the book, Brenner provides…

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Renaissance of Information

Renaissance of Information

What is Renaissance? Renaissance is a French word which means “rebirth” and is considered as the bridge between the medieval and modern ages history. Renaissance occurred in between 14th century to 17th century and has impacted and pretty much shaped the future of the scholarly world. Many great artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo had created some great art works during this time. Renaissance period has also introduced us one of the greatest writers in the world, William Shakespeare and…

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CICS – Producing Problem Solving Professionals

CICS – Producing Problem Solving Professionals

I always wonder what I would be doing in India if I wasn’t here doing my Masters in Information and communication Sciences. I may be leading a mediocre life working in a mediocre company with unsatisfactory income and zero level of job satisfaction. I am always thankful to my friend Pavani Pothuraju, graduate student in CICS who convinced me to join this program. The first few days were a little bit and hectic and I almost decided to drop out….

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Lights Out – A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath

Lights Out – A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath

Lights Out, written by Ted Koppel illuminates the unpreparedness of United States for a likely possible cyberattack on the U.S. power grid that would cripple all the communication, transportation, food and medical supplies and all the devices that we rely on and it would easily take weeks or months to bring them back.  This is a book that everyone around the world should read to prepare themselves in surviving a grid collapse. Most of our power transformers which form the…

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PLAGIARISM

PLAGIARISM

The word plagiarism means the act of stealing other’s work and publishing it as your own. It is originated from a Greek word “Plagion” which means to kidnap was later translated into English by late – 15th century and appeared first in a dictionary in 1755. No one cared about plagiarism until a Roman poet Martian (no wonder why they say all roads lead to Rome), like many poets found that his work was being copied and recited without his…

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My Theory of Human Communication

My Theory of Human Communication

Human Communication is a vast topic to discuss and impossible to be defined in one single concise definition. There are many ways of defining it. According to Theodore Clevenger, “the continuing problem in defining communication for scholarly or scientific purposes stems from the fact that the verb ‘to communicate’ is well established and therefore is not easily captured for scientific use”. The Association for Communication Administration (1995) defined Human Communication Studies as focusing on how people communicate across various contexts,…

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