Cyber Smart: Five Habits to Protect Your Family, Money, and Identity from Cyber Criminals (Paperback)Bart R. McDonough (author)
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An easy-to-read guide to protecting your digital life and your family online
The rise of new technologies in our lives, which has taken us from powerful mobile phones to fitness trackers and smart appliances in under a decade, has also raised the need for everyone who uses these to protect themselves from cyber scams and hackers. Every new device and online service you use that improves your life also opens new doors for attackers looking to discover your passwords, banking accounts, personal photos, and anything else you want to keep secret.
In Cyber Smart, author Bart McDonough uses his extensive cybersecurity experience speaking at conferences for the FBI, major financial institutions, and other clients to answer the most common question he hears: "How can I protect myself at home, on a personal level, away from the office?" McDonough knows cybersecurity and online privacy are daunting to the average person so Cyber Smart simplifies online good hygiene with five simple "Brilliance in the Basics" habits anyone can learn. With those habits and his careful debunking of common cybersecurity myths you'll be able to protect yourself and your family from:Identify theftCompromising your childrenLost moneyLost access to email and social media accounts
Digital security is one of the most important, and least understood, aspects of our daily lives. But it doesn't have to be. Thanks to its clear instruction, friendly tone, and practical strategies, Cyber Smart will help you rest more easily, knowing you and your family are protected from digital attack.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 228 x 154 x 21 mm
"Bart McDonough has run cybersecurity for some of the top-performing, and most secretive, hedge fund managers in the world. he's seen every kind of attack that cyber-criminals can come up with when targeting the ultra-wealthy and has earned their trust over decades. There's no one I'd trust more for sound, practical advice on how to secure your family from digital threats." - Chris DeVore, Managing Partner, Founders Co-Op
"Bart has, effectively, provided the reader with the necessary weaponry to protect themselves against cyber attacks. Effectively, he has written a cheat sheet to prevent us from being cheated. A must read." - Troy Bailey, President, Bailey Brand Management
"We spend so much time thinking about our physical security, yet most of us overlook the necessity of cyber security. The stories and examples helped to simplify the concepts and provide compelling reasons to take this seriously. Cyber Smart provides a step-by-step guide that is easy to implement - this is a 'must read' for everyone!" - Becky Jacobs, Chief Engagement Officer, Simple Change
"Cyber Security is clearly something we all know we need to deal with but very of us understand. This book is the perfect guide for anyone that wants to take the (very necessary) steps to protect themselves from the digital threats that we all know are out there. For someone like myself, that has very little understanding of this world, it's an easy to read, step by step, guide to protecting your most sensitive data. More importantly, it's a practical manual for families with young children that want to give them the safe cyber security tools and habits they'll use for the rest of their lives." - Neil Berkeley, Future You Media