Cyber Security: Rules to Live By
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Cyber Security: Rules to Live By

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A Cyber Security book for the rest of us! From beginner to expert, this book contains the fundamentals of cyber security, at home and at work, and how to implement good cyber security habits in your daily life, family, work, and community.

Too often is security an after-thought. Too often is it omitted, ignored, or disregarded in the name of convenience.

Only by establishing proper cyber security habits can we effectively protect ourselves.

From the author of "Death by Identity Theft", this book will be for not only those interested in the realm of cyber security as a career, but especially those who are not in Information Technology.

About the Author

Ken Buckler
Ken Buckler

I have lived in the Washington County, MD area my entire life.  I graduated from Mount Saint Mary's in 2006 with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science. For 15 years worked as a federal contractor for multiple agencies, performing cyber security and information assurance services. I now analyze the cyber security industry and write about my research full-time.

I am an advocate for local small business, as well as empowering local residents in Washington County to better themselves, and create better lives for themselves and their families. I also love local history in Washington County, and am the producer of "History Hub Hunters", a show focused finding lost pieces of local history.

Ken Buckler

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Table of Contents

  • About the Author
  • Legal
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Even The Unsinkable Titanic Sunk
    • There is no such thing as an unhackable system
    • You don’t need five deadbolts if your neighbor hides his key under the welcome mat
  • Chapter 2 - K.I.S.S. - Keep It Secure Stupid!
    • Never overestimate the technical ability of the common user
    • Never underestimate the technical ability of the common user
    • Never underestimate the technical ability of the your attackers
    • The Internet is a Dangerous Place
  • Chapter 3 - Never Use a Cannon to Kill a Mosquito
    • Cyber Security is about managing risk
    • Security is Worthless if no work can be performed
    • Is It Safe To Download Computer Software From The Internet
    • Intrusion Detection
    • Firewalls and You
    • Anti-virus Software
    • Anti-Spyware Software
  • Chapter 4 - Trust No One
    • In God We Trust, All Others We Verify - Phishing Explained
    • Understanding Phishing
    • How Spammers and Phishers Get Your Email Address
    • Top 5 Myths About Phishing
    • Don’t Fall for the Bait
    • Anti-Phishing Software
    • What’s in a Password?
    • Moving Beyond Passwords: Two Factor Authentication
  • Chapter 5 - Keep a Secret, Secret
    • Passing a Note in Class
    • The Secret Decoder Ring
    • Beyond Encoding - Encryption
    • Privacy Online
  • Chapter 6 - Two is One and One is None
    • The Importance of Backups
    • The Importance of Securing Backups
    • The Importance of Testing Restoration of Backups
  • Chapter 7 - Always Take Out the Trash
    • The Internet is Forever
    • Delete Does Not Delete
    • What is Identity Theft?
    • Dumpster Diving, Dumpster Fire
    • Preventing Identity Theft
    • When (not if) Identity Theft Happens to You
    • Your Liability as a Victim of Identity Theft
  • Conclusion - A Few Final Rules to Live By
  • References and Further Reading

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