Large Corporations such Staples, Target and Home Depot have all been victims of major security breaches. Staples lost the credit information of 1.6 million customers, Home Depot had 56 million files stolen of customer information and Target had a malicious code installed on their payment processing system costing them 6.1 million dollars.
These stories send shivers down the spines of senior management of large corporations across the globe but what is there for you? You may think: “So what? What does this epidemic of information security
breaches have to do with me? I do not hold a high-profile position, neither do I have my own company.
Why in the world would hackers be interested in me?
The current trends in cyber security crime suggest that for hackers, theft of personal information is a
profitable avenue where the theft of personal credit cards makes only a tiny fraction of their profits.
Sooner or later you will become an object of their interest and hackers will try to steal your information
or exploit you for their benefits in one or another way. The misperception that you are safe because you
do not have anything valuable to hackers is misleading and it is only a matter of time when you become of
Table of contents
Chapter 1 – Why should you care about security or how much you worth on underground market
Chapter 2 – Thread landscape: threats & vulnerabilities
Chapter 3 – Anatomy of attack and evolution of attackers
Chapter 4 – Introduction to cryptography and encryption
Chapter 5 – Malicious software. Botnets, viruses, and worms… What else is coming?
Chapter 6– Social engineering attacks: phishing, spam, trojans
Chapter 7 – Securing your computer
Chapter 8 – Securing your mobile devices
Chapter 9 – Securing your data
Chapter 10 – Passwords
Chapter 11 – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn: Securing your online social life
Chapter 12 – Securing your online browsing
Chapter 13 – Preserving your privacy: TOR browser