Defeating the Hacker

Defeating the Hacker

A Non-technical Guide to Computer Security

Book - 2006
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The current struggle between IT security and computer hackers isreaching crisis point. Corporate dependency on computers and theInternet as well as the rapid spread of broadband into morehouseholds has resulted in a feeding ground for hackers around theworld. Estimated damage costs are now making their way into thebillions. The need for some good advice is long overdue.

Robert Schifreen, a self-confessed ex-hacker, made history in1985 when he became the first person in the world to face a jurytrial in connection with computer hacking. His subsequent acquittalin the High Court led to a change in UK Law and the introduction ofthe Computer Misuse Act 1990. His 20 years experience in ITsecurity now lends itself to global radio and TV broadcasts, aswell as appearances at conferences and lectures around theworld.

Keeping your company's computers free from hackers,viruses, spammers, phishing attacks, social engineers and all theother things that can result in loss of data is a difficult job. Defeating the Hacker is a book about how to protect yourcomputer systems becoming another victim of the hacker. It'san instant primer into all the things that can go wrong, withadvice on how to stop it happening or, if it's too late, howto fix the damage.

Presents unique, UK based, insider information on hacking andsecurity from someone who has operated on both sides of thedivide Develops a populist seam within a hot IT area: security Shows readers how and why hacking is made possible, whilstsuggesting ways to avoid being a victim of it Written in a dynamic, conversational, yet knowledgeable,style Filled with information and anecdotal evidence aimed at ITprofessionals and those with a more general interest

Defeating the Hacker allows the reader to learn how toprotect their computer systems with advice from someone who knowshow to break into them.

Publisher: Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780470025550
Branch Call Number: 005.8 Sch
Characteristics: vi, 391 pages ; 24 cm


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