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 NetworkRead 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, EditorRead Full Review >
Masters of fraud hope you don’t read this book. If you do, they then hope you will be too lazy to follow Bart McDonough’s advice and develop the five habits he recommends to protect you, your family, money, and identity. Your move.
Bob MorrisRead Full Review >
“Cyber Smart” makes cybersecurity accessible to the general public by being easy to read, informative and extremely organized. This useful guide not only touches on the risks associated with an increasingly plugged-in society, but gives insights into how hackers think, why they do what they do, and what they do with stolen information.
SA ExaminerRead Full Review >
"Cyber Smart" is exhaustively researched and has been assembled by someone whose professional life depends on understanding cyber criminals and outsmarting/outthinking them.
InfoDadRead Full Review >
Bart does an excellent job of leading the reader through the necessary elements of cyber-hygiene.
Nullus Maximus, The Zeroth PositionRead Full Review >
"Cyber Smart" is not about becoming an expert in all things Internet, but rather a very readable attempt to raise awareness of the many serious threats that do exist, while offering understandable and actionable ways to make oneself a tougher target.
Paul W. SmithRead Full Review >
For those looking for a thorough and easy to understand book on the topic, "Cyber Smart" is a good resource to use to avoid being put on the computer security victims list.
Ben RothkeRead Full Review >
McDonough doesn’t use scare tactics that could possibly make you want to forego all technology and go live in the woods. On the contrary, he wants you to embrace it and understand that even if the online world poses so many threats, there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself.
Helga LabusRead Full Review >
“Cyber Smart” is an entertaining read that exposes the Internet as a bad neighborhood where extreme caution is advisable. The author does a lot of foreshadowing of what’s to come in subsequent chapters, but then draws the storylines together for the now-motivated reader.
Palo Alto NetworksRead Full Review >