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Discover the most prevalent cyber threats against individual users of all kinds of computing devices. This book teaches you the defensive best practices and state-of-the-art tools available to you to repel each kind of threat. Personal Cybersecurity addresses the needs of individual users at work and at home. This book covers personal cybersecurity for all modes of personal computing whether on consumer-acquired or company-issued devices: desktop PCs, laptops, mobile devices, smart TVs, WiFi and Bluetooth peripherals, and IoT objects embedded with network-connected sensors. In all these modes, the frequency, intensity, and sophistication of cyberattacks that put individual users at risk are increasing in step with accelerating mutation rates of malware and cybercriminal delivery systems.



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Marvin Waschke

Marvin Waschke is an enterprise software architect who has designed, developed, and maintained complex computer systems that manage IT for large, computation intensive organizations like banks and government agencies. His book "Cloud Standards" is for professionals who want to understand the construction, strengths, and weaknesses of large cloud systems. His second book, "How Clouds Hold IT Together" is about the role of cloud in enterprise computing, not only as a cost efficient way of tapping into computing power, but also as a resource for enterprise IT integration that makes enterprise computing more effective and efficient. His most recent book, "Personal Cybersecurity," addresses the problems faced by individuals in a computing realm that is becoming increasing hostile to users. His aim is to explain what makes computing insecure today, what government and industry has done (and not done) to protect users, and what individual can do to protect themselves.

Waschke has a wicked twin, who dodged out of mathematics into classical Chinese literature and history, collected a library of books by writers like Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Rex Stout, and is partial to James Thurber, P.G. Wodehouse, and S.J. Perelman. Unlike the stodgy engineer, the other Waschke has writes lines of entertainment rather than code. In his books, Chanco Lupaster and Reggie Haskell search for truth and they don't always like what they find. In a pinch, they are ready to blow it all up.



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