About the Book
Identity Theft is quite honestly out of control. As a cyber security professional working as a Federal contractor for almost ten years, I work diligently to help protect others from this terrifying crime. In fact, I thought I had taken every precaution to protect myself and my family.
However, something I did not count on was that others would not take the same precautions. After receiving two data breach notifications from major retailers and a data breach notification from the Federal Government, I realized my identity was not as protected as I thought it was.
So I started researching, and what I found was terrifying. I knew identity theft was a serious problem in the United States, but I didn't realize just how serious.
What I have learned in the past ten years, including my past year of intense research into identity theft protection, will now be available in book form. You won't have to spend hours each day researching the best methods of protecting yourself, as I've already done that work for you.
The truth is, no-one can prevent identity theft. However, we can lower the risk, and reduce the consequences.
About the Author
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.