Cybersecurity: An Essential Guide to Computer and Cyber Security for Beginners

With this handy little book as your starting point, you can finally go from a starry-eyed internet user to a paranoid cybersecurity geek. With plenty of examples, this book will show you that the internet is not merely a way to watch cute cat videos; it's a battlefield, a military invention that was accidentally found to be capable of overpowering any threat economically, digitally and politically. From the crudest forums to the most sophisticated online services, there is a war going on and, whether you want it or not, you're involved by the very fact you're here, so better arm yourself with knowledge.

Book contents:

  1. Basics of Cybersecurity

  2. Remote Attacker

  3. Social Engineering

  4. Origins of Hacking

  5. Principles of Social Engineering

  6. Ethical Hacking

  7. Tracking Through Cookies

  8. Javascript and Flash

  9. Browser Wars

  10. State-Sponsored Malware

  11. Corporate Risk Assessment

  12. Cryptocurrencies and Mesh Routing

  13. Card Transaction Security

  14. Cryptojacking

  15. The Internet of Things

  16. Russian Bots

  17. Edward Snowden

  18. Smartphones

  19. 2 factors Authentication (2FA)

  20. Quantum Computing