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  • SubGenre:Internet / Online Safety & Privacy
  • Language:English
  • Pages:90
  • eBook ISBN:9781098338596
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098338589

Your Personal Information Is At Risk

A Guide For Protecting Yourself

by Rich Owen

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When using a smartphone or computer you are putting your personal data at risk. This book explains that risk and defines steps that you can take to protect yourself. Included in this book are over a dozen examples of real scams and emails. They are decomposed so that you can learn to recognize them with instructions what to do when you get them.
Your Personal Information is at Risk is a detailed, informative, and comprehensive book that explores the current various threats to the security of personal information. This information can be stored on phones or computers, and can also be accessed by scam artists calling a home and tricking people into sharing personal information. The author uses personal experience, as well as research, to describe current threats, and solutions to mitigate the risks of security breaches. This book is very well-written, organized, and clearly presented. This is a very complex topic, and there is quite a bit of information to learn. The author has done an excellent job of presenting the information in an easy-to-read platform that conveys all of the information in an appropriately serious tone, so that the reader fully understands both the information, and the need to be fully aware of the threats. The author also provides solutions to confront the risk and ensure that there is no breach of personal information.
About the author
Rich Owen began his cyber security adventure in the in the Army Security Agency (ASA) in 1970. The primary customer of the ASA was the National Security Agency (NSA). In the ASA he performed the duties as an Electronic Warfare (EW)/Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) systems repair supervisor. With B.S. degrees in Management and Computer Science from the University of Maryland he developed several information security programs to include: • Mission Operations, Johnson Space Center, NASA • Texas, Office of the Attorney General • Early Warning Services • American Traffic Solutions • Cable One Along the way, Rich was awarded the "Silver Snoopy" for the program that he created to protect the information and computer systems upon which the astronauts' lives depended. He and his team were given a Continuous Improvement Award by the NASA, for doing so and avoiding over $25M in cost. Rich has also contributed to the profession and information protection industry. He contributed to the creation of many standards and solutions that we use today. He is a past international president of the Information Systems Security Association and is a member of the Information Security Hall of Fame.