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

ISBN-10: 0764584685

ISBN-13: 9780764584688

Edition: 2005

Authors: Ira Winkler

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Ira Winkler has been dubbed "A Modern Day James Bond" by CNN and other media outlets for his ability to simulate espionage attacks against many of the top companies in the world, showing how billions of dollars can disappear. This unique book is packed with the riveting, true stories and case studies of how he did it-and how people and companies can avoid falling victim to the spies among us. American corporations now lose as much as $300 billion a year to hacking, cracking, physical security breaches, and other criminal activity. Millions of people a year have their identities stolen or fall victim to other scams. In Spies Among Us, Ira Winkler reveals his security secrets, disclosing how companies and individuals can protect themselves from even the most diabolical criminals. He goes into the mindset of everyone from small-time hackers to foreign intelligence agencies to disclose cost-effective countermeasures for all types of attacks. In Spies Among Us, readers learn: * Why James Bond and Sydney Bristow are terrible spies * How a team was able to infiltrate an airport in a post-9/11 world and plant a bomb * How Ira and his team were able to steal nuclear reactor designs in three hours * The real risks that individuals face from the spies that they unknowingly meet on a daily basis * Recommendations for how companies and individuals can secure themselves against the spies, criminals, and terrorists who regularly cross their path
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/8/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 346
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Ira Winkler, CISSP is President of the Internet Security Advisors Group. He is considered one of the world's most influential security professionals, and has been named a "Modern Day James Bond" by the media. He obtained this status by identifying common trends in the way information and computer systems are compromised. He did this by performing penetration tests, where he physically and technically "broke into" some of the largest companies in the World and investigating crimes against them, and telling them how to cost effectively protect their information and computer infrastructure. He continues to perform these penetration tests, as well as assisting organizations in developing cost effective security programs. Ira also won the Hall of Fame award from the Information Systems Security Association. Ira is also author of the riveting, entertaining, and educational book, Spies Among Us. He is also a regular contributor to ComputerWorld.com. Mr. Winkler began his career at the National Security Agency, where he served as an Intelligence and Computer Systems Analyst. He moved onto support other US and overseas government military and intelligence agencies. After leaving government service, he went on to serve as President of the Internet Security Advisors Group and Director of Technology of the National Computer Security Association. He was also on the Graduate and Undergraduate faculties of the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland. Mr. Winkler has also written the book Corporate Espionage, which has been described as the bible of the Information Security field, and the bestselling Through the Eyes of the Enemy. Both books address the threats that companies face protecting their information. He has also written over 100 professional and trade articles. He has been featured and frequently appears on TV on every continent. He has also been featured in magazines and newspapers including Forbes, USA Today, Wall Street Journal,

Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction
espionage concepts
How to Be a Spy
Why You Can Never Be Secure
Death by 1,000 Cuts
Spies and Their Friends
How the Spies Really Get You
Case Studies
Spy vs. Spy
Nuclear Meltdown
Fill'er Up!
The Entrepreneur
The Criminal Face of the Internet Age
Crimes Against Individuals
stopping the spies
Taking Control
Taking Action
Index
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