• Your Safety and Privacy Online: The CIA and NSA

  • By: Siggi Bjarnason
  • Narrated by: Becky White
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Your Safety and Privacy Online: The CIA and NSA

By: Siggi Bjarnason
Narrated by: Becky White
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The purpose of this book is to provide an average computer user with the knowledge that will help them stay safe while online, as well as help them make privacy choices that work for them. My goal is to explain online threats in terms that don't require a technical background to understand. All techno-speak will be limited, and where it cannot be avoided, I will first explain them in common, non-technical terms.

This book should be accessible to anyone with enough computer knowledge to use Facebook, Twitter, and other social media, do some online shopping, use Google to search for cat videos, pay your bills online, and do all the important stuff. If you are comfortable doing those things, you are in the core demographic for this book.

While this book was designed with a US consumer in mind, it will be equally applicable all over the world. There may be an occasional inside joke that folks outside the USA won't understand, but that shouldn't detract anything from the book.

What is different about this book is that I'm targeting non-technical folks, and I'm explaining the issues and the threats without resorting to scare tactics or threats which seem so prevalent in today's security training.

Something called FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) is very prevalent in today's information security space. I'm avoiding all FUD in this book.

If I were to summarize this book in a few short bullet points, it would be like this:

  • Don't click on links or attachments in strange, unexpected emails.
  • Don't share your password - like ever.
  • Do use a password manager for all your passwords.
  • Do use long, unpredictable, and unique passwords for every site.
  • Do use critical thinking skills and don't be swayed by emotions.
©2019 Siggi Bjarnason (P)2019 Siggi Bjarnason

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Good, solid information for anyone who gets online

I would recommend this book to anyone who gets online. It's practical information to help keep you safer online and it's put out there in a way that's easily understood. You don't have to be super-knowledgeable about computers to understand this information. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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Detailed and informative

A comprehensive explanation of useful and necessary security practices. The delivery is pleasant and enjoyable listening.

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Make Online Security a Priority

Siggi Bjarnason's book details online threat assessment and how to combat the threats. She explains there is no 100% security measure, but you can make it much more difficult for criminals to breach your computer and its online presence. She lays out what vulnerabilities you may have and how you can solve them in language even low-tech me could understand. There are a great number of tips that I'm anxious to implement. A very good IT security listen.

Becky White did a great job with narration of this book. The tone set just the right feel to this educational listen.

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