Ken Morrison is at work on a new book, tentatively titled “Safer Online”. The intended audience is small businesses and their owners, and families, both communities underserved by the multi-billion dollar main-stream IT security business.
This book is not intended to make the reader an IT security expert (there are already plenty of these books), but rather to help the reader to be Safer Online by learning a set of simple, basic concepts, and by implementing a set of clear changes that will reduce on-line risk. In this way the small business owner can focus on his or her business, and the business and family will be safer during their on-line activities.
The wired, connected world is becoming more complicated and attacks more sophisticated. Your business or home is now a complex wired and wireless network, with computers, mobile phones, thermostats, music systems, cameras, lights, POS terminals, and other devices all sharing your same internal network. The Bad Guys have moved from joyriding the Internet to organized crime intent on theft, and nation-state surveillance.
Our need to be Safer Online now is critical. A Chapter List can be found below. Look for regular progress updates.
Safer Online — Chapter List
The 12 Commandments of Information Security: The Essentials
Your Personal Information Security Assessment
The Password Challenge
You Are A Network Administrator
Keep Your Family Secure
Security On The Road
Mobile Device Security
What About the Cloud?
Personal IS Assessment Guide