Summary of Catching the Catfishers

Disarm the Online Pretenders, Predators, and Perpetrators Who Are Out to Ruin Your Life

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Catching the Catfishers book summary
An ally in the cyberwars: use this eye-opening guide to avoid online threats to your reputation, privacy and safety.


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Your online life is an open book. Marketers, potential employers and crooks enjoy unprecedented access to information about you. Unless you’re careful, your “digital breadcrumb trail” can harbor threats to your career, your finances and your family. Tyler Cohen Wood, an expert on digital forensics and cyberintelligence, presents tips and strategies for minimizing the dangers. Despite the subtitle, the book focuses not on warding off scammers but on safeguarding your online reputation – primarily from self-inflicted wounds wrought by ill-considered social media posts. getAbstract recommends her guidance to job seekers and professionals wishing to burnish their online image, and to anyone seeking to build substantial barriers against online intrusions.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to project an attractive, professional online persona;
  • How to guard your privacy online; and
  • How to detect deception in social media.


Dangers of the “Online Domain”
The Internet can seem like a minefield. Villains on the web lay all sorts of traps, with clearly harmful intent and consequences. Scammers set up fake websites to try to extract your personal or financial information. Predators assume a friendly online identity...
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About the Author

Tyler Cohen Wood wrote the textbook Alternate Data Storage Forensics with Amber Schroader. She is currently a cyberbranch chief at the Department of Defense.

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