Privacy Pandemic: How Cybercriminals Determine Targets, Attack Identities, and Violate Privacy-and How Consumers, Companies, and Policymakers Can Fight Back

Privacy Pandemic: How Cybercriminals Determine Targets, Attack Identities, and Violate Privacy-and How Consumers, Companies, and Policymakers Can Fight Back

by Christopher A. Smith
Privacy Pandemic: How Cybercriminals Determine Targets, Attack Identities, and Violate Privacy-and How Consumers, Companies, and Policymakers Can Fight Back

Privacy Pandemic: How Cybercriminals Determine Targets, Attack Identities, and Violate Privacy-and How Consumers, Companies, and Policymakers Can Fight Back

by Christopher A. Smith

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Overview

After mounting red flags caused Chris Smith to end a close relationship, he found his digital life under attack: accounts were compromised, emails and texts were intercepted, his social security number was stolen, and his mother's home Wi-Fi router was breached.

Chris would soon learn that cybercriminals had targeted him in one of the most extensive, twisted cases of digital identity theft known to experts. He discovered that he wasn't alone, but rather another casualty of the Information Age plague that continues to threaten the finances and digital safety of individuals, companies, and governments worldwide.

Once he recovered from the shock and betrayal, he assembled a comprehensive team of attorneys, digital forensics specialists, and law enforcement agents and vowed to bring his attackers to justice.

As Chris discovered when he tried to hold his attackers accountable, keeping vital personal information safe in the digital age is incredibly difficult. Privacy Pandemic is not only a firsthand account of what happens when one is targeted by sophisticated cybercriminals—it's also a guide for readers on how to stay safe in a dangerous digital world.

Chris details the companies, software, tools, and practices that give us all the best chance of preventing security breaches and their disastrous consequences, and shares how he's turned hardship into triumph, ensuring the power to protect personal information as much as possible is where it belongs: in the hands of each of us.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645433934
Publisher: Amplify Publishing
Publication date: 11/07/2023
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

A tech-savvy strategist in digital media and emerging technologies, Christopher A. Smith has garnered an unparalleled reputation for building, launching, and redeveloping highly successful companies with records that consistently reflect double-digit growth. His expertise includes creating strategic global partnerships, defining go-to-market strategies, galvanizing sales, spurring product development, and leading global teams within both start-ups and global organizations.

While he was an executive at a cryptocurrency firm, Chris became the target of significant and life-altering digital identity theft. Fueled by this experience, Chris founded DFend, a next-generation security service for developers, enterprise security professionals, and consumers to protect their digital assets and identities. Chris's passion and purpose are to make the digital world a safer place, reducing others' risk of becoming victims of similar crimes. This is his driving force when defending companies and consumers with disruptive technology. Chris was born and raised in San Mateo, California, and resides in New York City. Privacy Pandemic is his first book.

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