Cyber Smart

With the rise of any technology comes a surge of those who would abuse it for their own gain, and it is up to us to protect ourselves from cyber scams and hackers. Every new device, online service, or social media account you use that improves your life also opens new doors for attackers looking to discover your passwords, banking accounts, personal photos, and all other manner of personal information.

In Cyber Smart, author Bart McDonough uses his extensive cybersecurity experience from working with the FBI, major financial institutions, and celebrities to answer the most common question he hears: “How can I protect myself at home, on a personal level, away from the office?” Cybersecurity and online privacy are daunting issues to the average person. Cyber Smart simplifies good cyber hygiene and debunks common cybersecurity myths to help you protect yourself and your family from identity theft, fraudulent schemes, hacking, and more. It’s time to be proactive, and to do so you need to learn:

  • How to identify cyber risks.
  • The 5 “Brilliance in the Basics” tips to good cyber hygiene.
  • What to do if you’ve already been hacked.
  • How to protect your online presence.
  • And tips to teach your children to protect them from cyber threats.

Digital security is one of the most important, and least understood, aspects of our daily lives. But it doesn’t have to be. Cyber Smart will help you rest more easily, knowing you and your family are protected from digital attack.


It is rare that I ever say this about a non-fiction book, but I couldn’t put this book down...With the ubiquitous hacks, scams, privacy compromises, and identity thefts taking place, everyone should read Cyber Smart. I highly recommend it.

Wall Street News Network

Read Full Review >

Cyber Smart is my new favorite book about personal cybersecurity! It contains exactly the type of content I'm working to share through Defending Digital.

Chad Warner, Editor

Read Full Review >

Bart does an excellent job of leading the reader through the necessary elements of cyber-hygiene.

Nullus Maximus, The Zeroth Position

Read Full Review >