Cybercrime is a serious global issue and knowing how to protect our digital lives against it is vital.
A new book: Cybercrime - Protecting your business, your family and yourself - published by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT offers advice, tips and facts on how to stay safe.
Cyber Security Expert and author of the book - Todd Wade explains: “Cybercriminals target everyone and every year cybercrime rises to unprecedent levels. Millions of individuals and business are falling victim. With technology advances this problem is set to get even worse.
"It isn’t a question of if your business, your family, or you will be attacked by cybercriminals, but when and how often. The cybercriminals attack methods will surprise many people. It does not matter if you are at work or at home. They will go after your family, including your children.
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"With a focus on cyber fraud and cyber extortion, the book offers advice on how to help defend against the tactics cybercriminals use and on what you can do if you, or your business falls victim to cybercrime. The book explores cybercrime from attack methods to impact, from identity theft to extortion, and outlines strategies to prevent yourself and your business from becoming a victim of cybercrime.”
DC Richard Gentile, Cyber Protect Officer, Cyber Crime Unit, British Transport Police, says, “Todd’s book offers readers a fascinating insight into the many different types of cybercrime and how internet users can protect themselves from becoming victims. The ubiquitous nature of cybercrime is fast expanding, with the power to disrupt and damage people's personal and professional life, particularly through the use of social engineering tactics by unscrupulous criminals.
"This book is a how-to manual outlining the best strategies to prevent yourself and your business from becoming a victim of cybercrime, written in a refreshingly straightforward and enjoyable style with extremely accurate advice. This highly recommended resource is a must have.”
About the author
Todd Wade is a chief information security officer. He has over 20 years of experience working with cybersecurity and technology. He has led the information security departments for multiple financial services and technology organisations. He is passionate about championing cyber risk governance and empowering organisations to protect themselves against cybercriminals.