The current struggle between IT security and computer hackers is
reaching crisis point. Corporate dependency on computers and the
Internet as well as the rapid spread of broadband into more
households has resulted in a feeding ground for hackers around the
world. Estimated damage costs are now making their way into the
billions. The need for some good advice is long overdue.
Robert Schifreen, a self-confessed ex-hacker, made history in
1985 when he became the first person in the world to face a jury
trial in connection with computer hacking. His subsequent acquittal
in the High Court led to a change in UK Law and the introduction of
the Computer Misuse Act 1990. His 20 years experience in IT
security now lends itself to global radio and TV broadcasts, as
well as appearances at conferences and lectures around the
Keeping your company's computers free from hackers, viruses,
spammers, phishing attacks, social engineers and all the other
things that can result in loss of data is a difficult job.
"Defeating the Hacker" is a book about how to protect your computer
systems becoming another victim of the hacker. It's an instant
primer into all the things that can go wrong, with advice on how to
stop it happening or, if it's too late, how to fix the
damage.Presents unique, UK based, insider information on hacking
and security from someone who has operated on both sides of the
divideDevelops a populist seam within a hot IT area: securityShows
readers how and why hacking is made possible, whilst suggesting
ways to avoid being a victim of itWritten in a dynamic,
conversational, yet knowledgeable, styleFilled with information and
anecdotal evidence aimed at IT professionals and those with a more
"Defeating the Hacker" allows the reader to learn how to protect
their computer systems with advice from someone who knows how to
break into them.
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