How Cybersecurity Really Works: A Hands-On Guide For Total Beginners
ISBN: 1718501285
EAN13: 9781718501287
Language: English
Release Date: Jun 15, 2021
Pages: 216
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

How Cybersecurity Really Works is an engaging introduction to the field of cybersecurity. You'll learn how attackers operate, as well as how to defend yourself and organizations against online attacks.

How Cybersecurity Really Works is the perfect introduction to cybersecurity. Whether you're a computer science student or a business professional, it will teach you the basics without all the jargon.

This beginners guide covers different types of attacks, common tactics used by online adversaries, and defensive strategies you can use to protect yourself. You'll learn what security professionals do, what an attack looks like from a cybercriminal's viewpoint, and how to implement sophisticated cybersecurity measures on your own devices.

In addition, you'll find explanations of topics like malware, phishing, and social engineering attacks, coupled with real-world examples and hands-on exercises to help you apply what you've learned. You'll explore ways to bypass access controls, prevent infections from worms and viruses, and protect your cloud accounts from attackers.

You'll also learn how to:

- Analyze emails to detect phishing attempts
- Use SQL injection to attack a website
- Examine malware from the safety of a sandbox environment
- Use the command line to evaluate and improve your computer and Read More chevron_right

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5
   Great overview of cybersecurity
The book goes into enough detail that a beginner can understand without getting heavy in the details. While the tips offered can be easily found on the internet, it was nice to have everything consolidated into a book. I consider this book as a great reference with general explanations provided by the author.
 
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   This book is so wrong
How it works really depends on the individual. Even if you're innocent.
 
4
   Basic but well done CyberSec Texas
Ignored Linux, Servers, Tablets, but does not deal with cellular devices most of the time. I wish his book included ransomware ware, useful for undergraduate CyberSec courses.
 
5
   A different and better cybersecurity book
This book is different in that the author crosses into some technical aspects of cybersecurity, but does so in a very easy to understand manner.
 
5
   Great intro!
This quick introduction was thoroughly enjoyed. I don 't think that I could have picked a better introduction!
 
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