Robert J. Wells
Cyber events occupy our modern news tickers daily, from state-backed hackers attacking one another’s infrastructures to individuals hacking businesses or persons for personal gain or retaliation. These cyber- attacks may be random or specifically targeted, and they can affect you personally or harm your business. Cyber events and threats range from small, like credit card theft, personal identity theft, and attacks in the business sector to more broad-reaching, dangerous activities like sovereign states using cyberspace as an offensive weapon or a denial-of-service attack targeted at your website or mobile app. Most books and articles about these daunting issues are highly technical, and they get lost in the details of the attack after the fact. Advice for the implementation of defense or recovery methods is often too technical. This is unfortunate, because in cyberspace, prevention truly is the best medicine.
CYBER SAFETY MADE EASY identifies ten simple ideas you can implement to secure your cyber world and create a fortress for your family or your business. You really can prevent these attacks and events and learn to navigate cyberspace safely and securely. These ideas are based upon interviews with people and business owners of cybernet that have experienced life event. With proper research and by taking the right steps, you can greatly reduce the probability that a cyber event will adversely affect you, your business, or your loved ones. Even if you do become a victim, you will know what immediate steps to take to move toward recovery.
LEARN HOW TO…
Secure your family fortress through the concept of Cyber Safety. Learn ten easy ways to keep yourself and your loved ones safe as you navigate through today’s cyber world.
By taking steps that secure your family fortress, you can greatly reduce the probability of being victimized by cyber-attack, whether random or targeted at you, your loved ones, or your business. The ideas presented in CYBER SAFETY MADE EASY are easy to learn, implement, and practically apply to improve your personal cyber posture. Increase your awareness and learn techniques for prevention and recovery, with plenty of references to help you throughout your ongoing mission of cyber safety.
cy•ber’sībər/adjective: cyber -relating to or characteristic of the culture of computers, information technology, and virtual reality, “the cyber age”
safe•ty’sāftē/noun: safety -the condition of being protected from, or unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury
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- Learn the benefits of online banking, bill payment, and other financial accounting methods; these are more secure today than ever!
- Set up a secure wireless cloud at home or in your business, either on your own or with the help of reputable sources, with ongoing support and at a reasonable price.
- Be prepared and know what to do when infrastructure providers such as utilities and bank ATMs go down for an extended period of time.
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- Realize what the Internet of Things (IOT), the new paradigm of global connectivity, means to you.