Defeating the Hacker
A Non-technical Guide to Computer SecurityBook - 2006
Robert Schifreen, a self-confessed ex-hacker, made history in 1985 when he became the first person in the world to face a jury trial in connection with computer hacking. His subsequent acquittal in the High Court led to a change in UK Law and the introduction of the Computer Misuse Act 1990. His 20 years experience in IT security now lends itself to global radio and TV broadcasts, as well as appearances at conferences and lectures around the world.
Keeping your company's computers free from hackers, viruses, spammers, phishing attacks, social engineers and all the other things that can result in loss of data is a difficult job. Defeating the Hacker is a book about how to protect your computer systems becoming another victim of the hacker. It's an instant primer into all the things that can go wrong, with advice on how to stop it happening or, if it's too late, how to fix the damage.Presents unique, UK based, insider information on hacking and security from someone who has operated on both sides of the divide Develops a populist seam within a hot IT area: security Shows readers how and why hacking is made possible, whilst suggesting ways to avoid being a victim of it Written in a dynamic, conversational, yet knowledgeable, style Filled with information and anecdotal evidence aimed at IT professionals and those with a more general interest
Defeating the Hacker allows the reader to learn how to protect their computer systems with advice from someone who knows how to break into them.