Cyber Security Concerns in Social Networking Service

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Abdul Hamid
Monsur Alam
Hafsina Sheherin
Al-Sakib Khan Pathan


Today’s world is unimaginable without online social networks. Nowadays, millions of people connect with their friends and families by sharing their personal information with the help of different forms of social media. Sometimes, individuals face different types of issues while maintaining the multimedia contents like, audios, videos, photos because it is difficult to maintain the security and privacy of these multimedia contents uploaded on a daily basis. In fact, sometimes personal or sensitive information could get viral if that leaks out even unintentionally. Any leaked out content can be shared and made a topic of popular talk all over the world within few seconds with the help of the social networking sites. In the setting of Internet of Things (IoT) that would connect millions of devices, such contents could be shared from anywhere anytime. Considering such a setting, in this work, we investigate the key security and privacy concerns faced by individuals who use different social networking sites differently for different reasons. We also discuss the current state-of-the-art defense mechanisms that can bring somewhat long-term solutions to tackling these threats.

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Hamid, A., Alam, M., Sheherin, H., & Pathan, A.-S. K. (2022). Cyber Security Concerns in Social Networking Service. International Journal of Communication Networks and Information Security (IJCNIS), 12(2). (Original work published August 23, 2020)
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Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Independent University, Bangladesh

Al-Sakib Khan Pathan is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering. Currently, he is with the Independent University, Bangladesh as an Adjunct Professor. He received PhD degree in Computer Engineering in 2009 from Kyung Hee University, South Korea and B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Information Technology from Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Bangladesh in 2003. In his academic career so far, he worked as a faculty member at the CSE Department of  Southeast University, Bangladesh during 2015-2020, Computer Science department, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Malaysia during 2010-2015; at BRACU, Bangladesh during 2009-2010, and at NSU, Bangladesh during 2004-2005. He was a Guest Lecturer for the STEP project at the Department of Technical and Vocational Education, Islamic University of Technology, Bangladesh in 2018. He also worked as a Researcher at Networking Lab, Kyung Hee University, South Korea from September 2005 to August 2009 where he completed his MS leading to PhD. His research interests include wireless sensor networks, network security, cloud computing, and e-services technologies. Currently he is also working on some multidisciplinary issues. He is a recipient of several awards/best paper awards and has several notable publications in these areas. So far, he has delivered over 20 Keynotes and Invited speeches at various international conferences and events. He has served as a General Chair, Organizing Committee Member, and Technical Program Committee (TPC) member in numerous top-ranked international conferences/workshops like INFOCOM, GLOBECOM, ICC, LCN, GreenCom, AINA, WCNC, HPCS, ICA3PP, IWCMC, VTC, HPCC, SGIoT, etc. He was awarded the IEEE Outstanding Leadership Award for his role in IEEE GreenCom’13 conference. He is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Computers and Applications, Taylor & Francis, UK, Editor of Ad Hoc and Sensor Wireless Networks, Old City Publishing, International Journal of Sensor Networks, Inderscience Publishers, and Malaysian Journal of Computer Science, Associate Editor of Connection Science, Taylor & Francis, UK, International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering, Inderscience, Area Editor of International Journal of Communication Networks and Information Security, Guest Editor of many special issues of top-ranked journals, and Editor/Author of 21 books. One of his books has been included twice in Intel Corporation’s Recommended Reading List for Developers, 2nd half 2013 and 1st half of 2014; 3 books were included in IEEE Communications Society’s (IEEE ComSoc) Best Readings in Communications and Information Systems Security, 2013, 2 other books were indexed with all the titles (chapters) in Elsevier’s acclaimed abstract and citation database, Scopus, in February 2015 and a seventh book is translated to simplified Chinese language from English version. Also, 2 of his journal papers and 1 conference paper were included under different categories in IEEE Communications Society's (IEEE ComSoc) Best Readings Topics on Communications and Information Systems Security, 2013. He also serves as a referee of many prestigious journals. He received some awards for his reviewing activities like: one of the most active reviewers of IAJIT several times; Elsevier Outstanding Reviewer for Computer Networks, Ad Hoc Networks, FGCS, and JNCA in multiple years. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA.