An Essential Guide to Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know
People have become increasingly connected online and through mobile devices in various aspects of their lives. Therefore, having proper and effective cybersecurity has become paramount, especially over the last few years. With the availability of social security numbers, date of births, bank accounts, and financial information online, identity theft is a painful reality for people across the world. Hackers and phishers are always on the prowl in the current social media era. Additionally, our recent presidential election showed how vulnerable governmental online databases and systems really are. This book is intended to inform users, employees, and business owners how they can best protect themselves from cyber criminals and the precautions that should be taken. You will also read about how cybersecurity is (and should be) enforced in various fields, and important updates on advancements made in cybersecurity. Here are the objectives upon completion of this book: • Learn about the history, definition, emergence and importance of cybersecurity. • Be aware of the various types of cybercrimes. • Read important news and statistics regarding hacking, espionage, phishing, etc. • Protect your mobile devices and social media accounts. • Differentiate between cybersecurity and network security. I hope that you will have a productive and rewarding experience learning and reading about the increasingly vital topic of cybersecurity.