PUT CYBERSECURITY FIRST: Professionals concerned with cybersecurity in an age of rising cybercrime will benefit from this comprehensive yet digestible book.

Author:Mishier, Chris
 
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The upsurge in cybercrime such as identity theft, ransomware, and other malware gets a lot of press coverage, keeping the importance of cybersecurity top of mind. Many small and medium-sized enterprises need a practical resource that covers the basics but also provides deeper coverage of tools available to combat the waves of digital malfeasance. Think Security First! Protecting Your Identity in an Age of Cybercrime by Neal O'Farrell does just that, providing a primer for professionals, especially individuals who work in a small office or home office.

While providing a survey of the top cyber risks we face currently, O'Farrell's entertaining style keeps the reader engaged. The many scary statistics about the prevalence of electronic thievery are a strong call to action. Various deceptive and unethical actions are described in detail by the author, who has considerable experience in protecting banks, federal agencies, and other organizations. He's the founder and CEO of Ethicause, which provides data ethics training to combat one of the biggest cyber risks in any organization--gullible employees. He also founded The Identity Theft Council, named for the most prevalent computer-related danger to individuals.

To whet our appetite for cyber-risk mitigation, one scary stat is the fact that more than one million new victims report identity-theft incidents every 30 days. Other...

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