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How Not To Be Hacked: The Definitive Guide for Regular People | RSA Conference

Live review



Ben Rothke, author of Computer Security: 20 Things Every Employee Should Know and a valuable contributor to the information security profession through sharing of research on Security Reading Room reviewed How Not To Be Hacked today. As in any moment when a person you respect reviews your work, I was struck with emotional anxiety and excitement when I saw the notification of the review. Ben’s review was honest, accurate, and I thought extremely helpful to anyone trying to uncover answers that will help their friends/family who do not hold 5+ certifications navigate the online world safely!

A snippet from his full review at RSA Conference Blog:

In How Not To Be Hacked: The Definitive Guide for Regular People, author James DeLuccia has written an extremely useful guide that offers 63 valuable tips on how and what users can do to avoid being hacked.

When the author says the book is written for regular people, he means those folks who don’t know a device driver from a digital certificate. The book is written with no techno-babble or jargon, which makes it an enjoyable read for the novice.

Posted again at How Not To Be Hacked: The Definitive Guide for Regular People | RSA Conference.

Thank you to Ben for taking the time to share his thoughts on the book!

Humbled and thankful,

James DeLuccia

IT Compliance and Controls Book Review by MSI

MSI recently read and reviewed the book online. They reinforced the tenets of the book – achieving optimal operating standards within the business and addressing the risks of the business. CIO and Executives must read this book for the following reasons:

  • Explanation of Technology Ecosystems and their impact in current business models
  • Matrix regulation safeguard interpretation standards
  • Enterprise Risk Management Action Steps
  • Single and Best Practice approaches to meeting SLA in a downturn

Check out the great review here and the online book reviews on Amazon here.

Comments, Challenges, and contrarian views?

James DeLuccia IV

** I will be presenting at RSA 2009 on PCI DSS – Check out the site here for conference details