How to Keep Your Stuff Safe Online by Raef MeeuwisseHow to Keep Your Stuff Safe Online by Raef Meeuwisse

How to Keep Your Stuff Safe Online

byRaef Meeuwisse

Paperback | March 8, 2017

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Any everyday person can protect themselves from the majority of online cybercrime.  All you have to do is follow some basic security steps, most of which are completely FREE to implement.

This short guide is designed to be an easy and quick read that helps you identify and implement basic but highly effective security in a matter of hours.  The main security guidance is covered in little more than 20 pages.  It was written by the author of ‘Cybersecurity for Beginners’ and the physical password manager ‘The Encrypted Pocketbook of Passwords’. 

Although cybercrime rates are high and rising, the reality is that most victims are not aware of, or are simply not following basic guidance.  For example, do you have different passwords for all of your accounts of value?  How long is each password?  Did you know that most house burglars expect people to write their passwords down and keep them less than 3 feet away from their main computer?

An inexpensive, accessible, concise and relatively jargon free set of online security guidance for the everyday person.  The book also includes an abridged dictionary of key terms at the back taken from ‘The Cybersecurity to English Dictionary’.

If you want to substantially and rapidly improve your online security to a level that will reduce most of your cybercrime risk – this is the book for you.

Raef Meeuwisse holds multiple certifications for information security and authored the security control framework for a Fortune 20 company. He also created AdaptiveGRC, the world's first single data source / zero replication governance, risk management and compliance suite. He is an interim CISO for hire and an entertaining internation...
Title:How to Keep Your Stuff Safe OnlineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.2 inPublished:March 8, 2017Publisher:Cyber Simplicity LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1911452177

ISBN - 13:9781911452171


Table of Contents

Where am I Vulnerable?
Securing Online Services

- Passwords
- Multi-factor authentication
- Privacy and security settings
- Appropriate use
- Service history
- Using safe connections
- Encryption
- Back-up
- Only use secure devices
- Delete dead accounts and information
- Limit credit cards
Securing Digital Devices
- Controlling installation privileges
- Updating software (patch management)
- Installing effective anti-malware
- Device firewall
- Removing default accounts
- Security & privacy settings
- Install only trusted software
- Controlling device usage
- Securing connections (USBs & routers)
- Avoid networking devices
- Backing up data
- Email and messaging is not secure
Avoiding Scams
- Scam emails and websites (phishing)
- Phone scams – ‘vishing’
- Recognizing pressure
- Social engineering
- What is ‘being pwned’?
Is Online Anonymity Achievable?
Cybersecurity to English (Abridged)