Hacked Again details the ins and outs of cybersecurity expert and CEO of a top wireless security tech firm, Scott Schober, as he struggles to understand the motives and mayhem behind his being hacked.
As a small business owner, family man, and tech pundit, Scott finds himself leading a compromised life. By day, he runs a successful security company and reports on the latest cyber breaches in the hopes of offering solace and security tips to millions of viewers.
But, when a mysterious hacker begins to steal thousands from his bank account, go through his trash, and take over his social media identity, Scott stands to lose everything he has worked so hard for.
Amidst the backdrop of major breaches, Scott shares tips and best practices for all consumers. Most importantly, he shares his own story of being hacked repeatedly and how he has come to realize that the only thing as important as his own cybersecurity is that of his readers and viewers.
©2016 Scott Schober (P)2016 Scott Schober
This book is a great overview of the fundamentals of information insecurity and the supernumerary threats we face today. You'll gain vital insights into how to defend yourself & your organization in simple, easy to understand terms. Scott succeeds at demystifying the complexity of these vital infosec issues we all face every day. A recommended read for all!
I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to understand the complexity of these vital infosec issues we all face every day.
I would listen to it again to fully digest all the little tips that are mentioned at the end of each chapter.
no characters to speak of.
This is the first time that i have heard a book narrated by John Pruden and his performance was perfect for the subject matter and made some of the more technical stuff easier to listen to.
I tend to listen to books whilst i drive and my job often involves 1-2 hour driving stints which makes it easy to listen to in one day. i think it would be easy to listen to at home in one hit for sure.
Scott N Schober has been brave by admitting that his company was hacked more than once considering the business that he is in. Some of the information and advise may seem obvious but judging by the amount of people that are hacked every day this information is often ignored and people need to take note. I was a victim of account hacking on my PayPal account a few years ago and can relate to the hassle of getting your money back.Since then i have always changed my passwords but now will start layering my security as per the advise in this book. I would recommend this to anyone with a gadget that connects to the internet as you can never be too safe can you!!!!!!
Hacked Again is an easy listen that will resonate most with individuals not deeply familiar with cyber security. For that audience, the book provides excellent insights and advice that will clearly help people to take steps to secure themselves online. Scott’s use of personal examples, including the sharing of cases where he himself was hacked, is compelling. More awareness of these risks and how to manage them is needed, and Scott’s book helps to fill this gap.
This extremely informative book is well-presented and easy to follow. The information provided was very conversational, hence the headline of this review. So much in fact, that as a security professional myself, I caught myself a number of times talking to the car stereo, seeking to expand upon various topics with real-world relevance to not only my professional life, but my personal experiences with identity theft as well.
Scott Schober's character is presented in such a manner that I the listener could really relate to the frustration of being "Hacked Again"!
John Pruden gives a masterful performance. He artfully convey's the essence and message of the story, while adding dramatic flair and genuine emotion to a story that needs to reach a large audience.
Hacked Again sums things up quite nicely.
Great story, great listen and definitely a great presentation of security for the masses!
Yes, I would recommend this book to friends to help them understand how to keep their accounts safe online. This book tells more about a security business that is exploited several times and while they are a bigger target everyone should be careful.
It's comparable to The Art of Deception, The Art of Intrusion, Ghost in the Wires (all by Kevin Mitnick).
Yes, If I could have listened in one sitting I would have.
Hacked Again is an interesting read for individuals and small businesses who are not overly familiar with cyber security best practices. The stories Scott shares are certainly entertaining and he effectively shows how cyber attacks can happen to anyone.
As someone in the Cybersecurity space providing services to enterprises, I have heard of many of these techniques, but it was also interesting to hear a different perspective based on Scott's experience. Definitely with a listen!
Excellent in security area with good insights on his company getting hacked
Anyone can be hacked
I read this book over three days after being given a free download by it's author Scott (full disclosure). Its a good and fast read that is designed more for business owners, business managers and the general public (at least in my opinion) more than IT security people. Filled with good sound advice throughout the book and sharing the knowledge on how Scott and his company were hacked in the past and how they responded to the Hacks to get back control of their money and systems. I have recommended this book to a couple of IT colleagues who have read the book already and found it very valuable in helping to set some basic rules for themselves.
I would recommend this book to all of my friends in the tech community. It's a great introduction to the vast array of cyber threats and provides some good tips on security your private information.
The fact that the author, who is a superstar in the cyber security world, admits to being hacked (a few times at that) is really refreshing. It lets you know that the threats out there are real and they can - and will - happen to anybody, so take them seriously. It would be easy for Scott Schober to say that he's beyond hacker's reach, but he was honest and I really appreciated that.
He did an okay job. It took a long time to get used to his voice/reading style. Kind of annoying at first, but the content was so good, it helped me move past my hangups.
I don't really have a specific part that moved me. It was consistently solid throughout.
This is a great introduction to the threats that exist in today's world. Many topics are covered, and this book is a great first step to mastering cyber security.
This is a good introduction for the public to the importance of cyber security awareness. The author uses his own experiences to draw the listener / reader in, and conveys the harsh real world implications of corporate failure to protect our personal data. Highly recommended for small and medium business owners, and everyone who thinks '123456' is an acceptable password.
I enjoyed the narration as much as the story and information. Well done.
I disagree with a few of the author's opinions (especially about LastPass), but this book is still a great resource, especially in its ability to make people aware of security issues without getting too geeky and technical.
Sometimes its a bit frustrating because he recommends "adopting best practices" without giving any details on what they should be. But it's difficult finding a balance between too much and too little information, and in most cases Scott Schober has found that balance, especially for a less technical audience.
Take it seriously. "If you're happy with your security, then so are the bad guys"
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