Summary of Secrets of Computer Espionage

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You and your computer face a dizzying array of security threats, writes tech consultant Joel McNamara. Competitors, cops, crooks and even disgruntled kin would love a peek at your hard drive. But don’t hyperventilate just yet. If you calmly analyze the desirability and vulnerability of your secrets, you can figure out how to protect yourself. McNamara’s prose is surprisingly clear given the degree of difficulty of his topic, and he offers a number of useful sidebars, charts and examples from inside the tech business to juice up his instructional tome. getAbstract.com suggests this practical book to managers charged with protecting corporate data, and to people who are unsure just how safe their computers are.

In this summary, you will learn

  • The security risks your sensitive data faces;
  • How to assess your risk; and
  • Some steps to help minimize the likelihood that you’ll be a victim.
 

About the Author

Consultant Joel McNamara has 20 years of experience in the computer industry. Formerly a technical writer and training manager at Microsoft, he developed one of the first Microsoft viruses to expose security risks. He is the creator of Private Idaho, an open source Internet privacy tool. McNamara also runs the Complete Unofficial TEMPEST Information Page, a Web site that explains government surveillance technology.

 

Summary

The Digital Spies All Around Us
The information technology revolution means computers house more and more secret information, whether it’s the business plan and customer list your corporate competitors would love to get their hands on, or the instant messaging chats that would make your...

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