Spies Among Us: How to Stop the Spies, Terrorists, Hackers, and Criminals You Don't Even Know You Encounter Every Day

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"Spies Among Us reads like a Robert Ludlum novel, [and] it's riveting because it's all true. If you've got a social security number, you need to read this book whether you're a CEO or a grandmother. Winkler reveals the top threats to our personal and national security, with lots of straightforward advice on how to protect yourself."
—Soledad O'Brien, CNN

Relax—it's not terrorism. But does that mean it's okay?

Has our national obsession with terrorism created a cloak of safety ...

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Overview

"Spies Among Us reads like a Robert Ludlum novel, [and] it's riveting because it's all true. If you've got a social security number, you need to read this book whether you're a CEO or a grandmother. Winkler reveals the top threats to our personal and national security, with lots of straightforward advice on how to protect yourself."
—Soledad O'Brien, CNN

Relax—it's not terrorism. But does that mean it's okay?

Has our national obsession with terrorism created a cloak of safety for the everyday criminal? In this chilling exposé of real-life spy tactics and how to combat them, international espionage and security expert Ira Winkler shows you exactly how the harmless-looking new guy at the office may be doing your organization—or your credit rating—infinitely more damage than that machine gun–toting fellow on the evening news.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764584688
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/8/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 346
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Ira Winkler, dubbed a modern-day James Bond, began his career with the super-secret National Security Agency as an undercover security analyst. Since then he has assisted various agencies of the United States and other governments, as well as major corporations, in their battle against the technological underworld. Relentless in his dedication to sealing security breaches, he has "stolen" billions of dollars from huge corporations, lifted nuclear reactor designs in less than four hours, and hacked into multinational networks. In a single day, he siphoned off a billion dollars' worth of information from a leading corporation, exposing a potentially disastrous security gap. Along with espionage simulations and penetration testing, he also investigates cybercrime. Visit his Web site at www.irawinkler.com

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

About the Author.

Introduction.

PART I: ESPIONAGE CONCEPTS.

1. How to Be a Spy.

2. Why You Can Never Be Secure.

3. Death by 1,000 Cuts.

4. Spies and Their Friends.

5. How the Spies Really Get You.

PART II: CASE STUDIES.

6. Spy vs. Spy.

7. Nuclear Meltdown.

8. Fill'er Up!

9. The Entrepreneur.

10. The Criminal Face of the Internet Age.

11. Crimes Against Individuals.

PART III: STOPPING THE SPIES.

12. Taking Control.

13. Taking Action.Index.

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