The Essential Guide to Home Computer Security
Robert R. Rowlingson (author)
UK Price: £14.99 EU Price: €19.99 ROW (USD) Price: $23.99 ISBN: 9781906124694
Dimensions: 170 x 244 x 9
Number of pages: 119
Publication date: 12 DEC 2011
About the book:
Written specially for the non-technical home and small-office computer user, this comprehensive guide provides “digital commonsense”. By developing an understanding of the potential dangers in internet engagement, the reader will easily learn how to counter the risks to their bank balance, their children, their privacy, and their data. Whilst recognising that readers will have limited time and money to spend on computer security, the author takes many of the principles used in the professional field of information security and applies them to the home computing domain. The book has relevance for all devices, independent of operating system. Topics include: confident online shopping and banking; secure e-mail; backing up data; choosing good passwords; cookies and other privacy threats; curing viruses; working securely at home.
About the Author(s):
Dr Rowlingson is a researcher and consultant in information security and cybercrime. He has a diverse background in research strategy, technology commercialisation, homeland security, cyber security and digital forensics. He has worked in information security for over 12 years and his interests include the insider threat, critical infrastructure protection, secure software development and digital investigations. He now acts as a technology 'scout', and enjoys tracking and evaluating new cyber security technologies. He also pioneered the concept of enterprise forensic readiness, part of the UK government security framework.
'Whether you're responsible for looking after computers at your business, or in your home, it's more important than ever to know how to secure them from threats. Anyone who reads this book will walk away with a comprehensive understanding of how to reduce the risks of a cybercriminal attack, and protect themselves in the office and in the home.'
Graham Cluley, Security Consultant, nakedsecurity.sophos.com
'I would have no hesitation in recommending this book to the educated computer user who is concerned with their ignorance with regard to information security. It is well written and nicely paced and gives good insight into the perils of home computer use.'
Wendy Goucher, InfoSec Reviews
Table of Contents:
1 INFORMATION SECURITY
2 HOME COMPUTER INSECURITY
3 GOOD SECURITY PRACTICE
4 SECURITY ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB
5 EMAIL SECURITY
6 VIRUSES AND OTHER MALIGNANT SOFTWARE
7 WORKING SECURELY AT HOME