The Secrets Behind Cyber Attacks

Discover the strategies, secrets and stories behind the cyber attacks that target businesses and individuals across the world and learn how you can safeguard yourself against them.
EAN: 9781398613706
Edition: 1
Format: 198x129
304 pages

About the book

When it comes to cyber attacks, everyone's a potential victim. But you don't have to be helpless against these threats.

Hacked offers the knowledge and strategies you need to protect yourself and your business. In this book, cybersecurity expert Jessica Barker uncovers how hackers are weaponizing cutting-edge tactics and technologies to target individuals and organizations, before showing how you can safeguard yourself against any potential attacks and how to react if you do become a target.

Featuring expert commentary from world-leading cybersecurity experts and ethical hackers, this book uncovers the fascinating stories of the most insidious and notorious cyber attacks, including how the Mirai malware almost took down the internet and how a supply chain attack infiltrated the US government and other global institutions.

From social engineering and data theft to ransomware and Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks, there are numerous strategies that hackers use to target our finances and data. Uncover their secrets and learn how to safeguard your data with Hacked.

About the authors

Jessica Barker is the co-founder and co-CEO of Cygenta, a leading consultancy which advices businesses such as Mastercard, Microsoft and Cisco on their cybersecurity and cyber risk. She is also a prominent thought leader on the topics of cybersecurity and cybercrime and was named as the 'Cyber Citizen of the Year 2022' by the National Cyber Awards. She is the author of Confident Cyber Security (also published by Kogan Page). She is based in Las Vegas.

A must-read. It offers a fresh perspective on cybersecurity, emphasizing the human element and making it invaluable for anyone interested in safeguarding their digital presence.

Melecia McLean, Security Behaviour and Culture Lead, TikTok