Protecting Your Business from Real Threats in the Virtual World
by Eric Cole
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Pub Date 18 May 2021 | Archive Date 04 Jun 2021
In reality, there's a cybersecurity attack happening every minute of every day.
Today, we live our lives—and conduct our business—online. Our data is in the cloud and in our pockets on our smartphones, shuttled over public Wi-Fi and company networks. To keep it safe, we rely on passwords and encryption and private servers, IT departments and best practices. But as you read this, there is a 70 percent chance that your data is compromised . . . you just don't know it yet.
Cybersecurity attacks have increased exponentially, but because they're stealthy and often invisible, many underplay, ignore, or simply don't realize the danger. By the time they discover a breach, most individuals and businesses have been compromised for over three years. Instead of waiting until a problem surfaces, avoiding a data disaster means acting now to prevent one.
In Cyber Crisis, Eric Cole gives readers a clear-eyed picture of the information war raging in cyberspace. Drawing on 30 years of experience—as a professional hacker for the CIA, as the Obama administration's cybersecurity commissioner, and as a consultant to clients around the globe from Bill Gates to Lockheed Martin and McAfee—Cole offers practical, actionable advice that even those with little technical background can implement, including steps to take on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis to protect their businesses and themselves.
No matter who you are or where you work, cybersecurity should be a top priority. The information infrastructure we rely on in every sector of our lives—in healthcare and finance, for governments and private citizens—is both critical and vulnerable, and sooner or later, you or your company will be a target. This book is your guide to understanding the threat and putting together a proactive plan to minimize exposure and damage, and ensure the security of your business, your family, and your future
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Average rating from 2 members
A wonderful book by expert in the field. It is a book written in simple language to make everyone aware of biggest threat looming over everyone. This threat has no borders to obey and follows no rules of the land. Identity theft and financial frauds are real things happening all around you. It is ever-changing and generally one step ahead of the curve. Its real and more devastating than real war. Butvit is easy to avoid many such threats by being more vigilant and proactive. This book guides you to things you need to change to do that. Stay connected but also stay safe.
We live in a new cyber world and cyber security becomes more important every day. At some point this book seems scary because the threats are where we don't expect them and the scary part that this is true.as individuals we may feel secure as we believe that big companies are under attack but in real life it appears to be the opposite. To be knowledgeable about the reality even if it is scary is way better than to live with pink glasses on.