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5.0 out of 5 starsWell worth the price of admission
Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2017
I was pleasantly surprised by this little book—far more than a mere essay, but short enough to be read through in one or two sittings. It’s packed with useful info, but never overwhelming. Keiper somehow manages to satisfyingly cover all sorts of stuff in a short space: the practical aspects of internet safety, the psychology of our addiction to devices, various aspects of cybercrime and cybersecurity, the deep and dark webs, and so on. He has a gift for ferreting out disparate strands of data and assembling them in an interesting and useful way. The book ultimately paints what I found to be an insightful overview of “web life”—in particular the potential dangers out there—that filled in many of the gaps in my knowledge. And although it isn’t intended to be any sort of cybersecurity “bible,” the book does offer a simple, intelligent and easy-to-implement plan for making personal cybersecurity a habit. Putting all this info in one simple package is incredibly useful, and to that end I intend to send copies to several people in my life who could use a straightforward yet engaging review of the dangers of the web.
5.0 out of 5 starsA Useful Resource to Navigate Safely through the Cybercrisis
Reviewed in the United States on December 11, 2016
Writing a book with the objective of "to highten your awareness of some of the factors and conditions that could, in the blink of an eye, suck you into a personal cybercrisis" is a daunting task. The topics to be covered in such a book range from hacking, to internet addiction, cyberslacking, cyberbullying, cyber crimes and cyberpsychology... from social media to extortion, online reputation, identity theft and cybersecurity to mention just a few.
It is a daunting task not only because of the breadth of topics that need to be covered, but mainly because of the difficulty in drawing a line for how much details to include for each topic. Another challenge is to avoid redundancy due to the many overlaps among these topics.
William Keiper managed to succeed in this daunting task. His book " Cybercrisis: Its Personal Now" is detailed enough to cover only what is needed for the reader to understand the scope and urgency of the cybercrisis we are facing, but without boring the reader with unnecessary fluff. In spite of it being relatively short, he still managed to support his arguments with research findings and valuable statistics from reliable sources. He even managed to smoothly squeeze in lots of practical tips and a glossary of terms making it a valuable and timely book.
As William Keiper said in his introduction: "Even if you are a technology expert, comfortable with digital technology, or already consider yourself a safe navigator of cyberspace, you may discover some interesting facts and perspectives within these pages."
I am not a technology expert but I am very comfortable with digital technology and consider myself a safe navigator of cyberspace. And yes I did discover some interesting facts and perspectives in this book. In fact, I discovered lots of them.
4.0 out of 5 starsExplains in understandable terms how to reduce the possibility of being hacked
Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2017
Cyber Crisis – It’s Personal Now does a very good job of explaining, in understandable terms, what you need to know, and do, to reduce the possibility of being hacked.
Even though the technology industry likes to pretend that you don’t need to know much about technology to be able to use the internet or the web, Cyber Crisis shows you what really goes on behind the curtain, and it’s not a pretty picture.
It explains how the web and internet work, how criminals use their understanding of technology and human nature to compromise you, and lays out what you need to do to be safe in the online world. Even though you may think the odds are small of anything happening to you, they are higher than you think and the consequences can be devastating. It drives home the point that there is no one out there you can rely on to protect you, and staying safe is your personal responsibility.
Although the book is short, and a quick, easy read, it is complete and to the point. Doing what it suggests you do to stay safe online does require work, but that’s the price you pay for getting the value and convenience of the online digital world.