Book Review: Hacked Again
ScottSchober.com Publishing; ScottSchober.com, 202 pages; $34.95
If you are seeking useful security advice on how to mitigate or prevent cybersecurity breaches, Hacked Again is a good resource to have in your library.
Author Scott Schober, a business owner and wireless technology expert, discusses pitfalls that all businesses face and the strategies used to mitigate cyberattacks. He discusses malware, email scams, identity theft, social engineering, passwords, and the Dark Web.
Another important concept is having systems in place to enable information access both as the data breach is occurring and afterwards. Most companies’ IT departments will have an incident response team; however, the individual user needs to know what to do when breached. Schober offers advice for that.
The abundance of personal information on social media is another concern of the author’s. He states that we are twice as likely to be victims of identity theft from these sites. He also reminds us that no matter how we try to eliminate risk, we’re never completely protected from a cyberattack.
Many cybersecurity books are more advanced, but Schober’s style is easy to follow, and he explains concepts and theories without confusing the reader. When concepts become overly technical, he incorporates scenarios to explain what these technical terms mean. Students, IT professionals, and novices would benefit from this book. They will learn that everyone must be aware of cybersecurity and stay on top of evolving trends.
Reviewer: Kevin Cassidy is a professor in the security, fire, and emergency management department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He is a member of ASIS.