Seniors are most valuable targets but also most vulnerable to cyber attacks, hacking and scams
“This is a guide that should be required reading for any senior touching a computer. And if the AARP was a bit more proactive, they’d buy copies for all of their members.” -Ben Rothke, Information Security Expert and Author
As a cybersecurity expert that presents on TV and security conferences regularly, Scott Schober has seen an alarmingly disproportionate number of seniors being digitally coerced, targeted and robbed through the same Internet that we all share.
“Should be sent to every senior citizen using a computer.” -Roger A. Grimes, Data-Driven Defense Evangelist, KnowBe4, Inc.
From the basics of the Internet to the fight for healthcare privacy and security that is so critical to our aging population, Senior Cyber offers simple advice and expertise for all levels of user experience. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, great grandparent or the son or daughter of one, this book is designed with your concerns in mind. Practical cybersecurity advice and examples affecting seniors put Senior Cyber atop any reading list for those helping others or themselves to stay cyber safe.
“5 out of 5 stars Wonderful book for all seniors, highly recommend to everyone that has a senior that they love!” -Bob Schiff, Founder & CEO of Cyberlitica, Inc.
Senior Cyber covers the basics and much more:
- email, browsers, search engines
- big data technology companies
- healthcare cybersecurity
- why the elderly are targeted
- desktop computer basics
- smartphone basics
- tech journalism
- politics of technology
- dealing with tech support
- Internet and phone scams to avoid
- consumer best practices
- safe video chatting in the age of COVID-19
“Senior Cyber offers the perfect mix of relevant material, easy-to-read format and fun examples. I strongly endorse the book without hesitation with 5 stars” -Dan Lohrmann, Government Technology Magazine
Senior Cyber takes even deeper dives into the following topics:
- spotting email phishing scams
- dealing with spam and junkmail
- properly dispose of sensitive files
- create strong passwords
- keep search engine searches private
- avoid big data collection
- understanding browser cookies
- steer clear of phone and internet scams
- stop brute force attacks
- secure your digital footprints
“I got a copy for my Mom, and as she was skimming it, she quickly spotted a few scams that she’s been exposed to. I highly recommend this (and all of Scott’s work)!” -John Dolan, Co-Founder & Vice President of IDeACOM Communications Group, Inc.
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About the Authors:
Scott N. Schober is the President and CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems (BVS), a forty-six-year-old New Jersey-based privately held company and leading provider of advanced, world-class wireless test and security solutions. Schober also invented BVS’s cell phone detection tools, used to enforce a “no cell phone policy” in prisons and secure government facilities. Scott is a highly sought-after subject expert on the topic of cybersecurity.
Craig W. Schober is a writer, videographer, and the communications manager of Berkeley Varitronics Systems (BVS). In addition to his contributions to and edits of Hacked Again, Craig works closely with Scott as both a technical writer and video editor and has also worked in the film and video industry for the past twenty-five years, including as the writer, director, editor, and producer of his own award-winning feature films available on iTunes. He also happens to be Scott’s younger brother.
Scott’s TV appearances include: ABC News, Bill O’Reilly, Bloomberg TV, Al Jazeera America, CBS This Morning News, CCTV America, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, Fox News, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, MSNBC, and many more. His precautionary advice is heard on dozens of radio stations such as NPR, XM Sirius Radio, Bloomberg Radio, and The Peggy Smedley Show. Scott has been interviewed in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, Success, Newsweek, USA Today, and The New York Times.
A nationally recognized expert, Scott regularly attends conferences including RSA 2018, FutureCon 2019, SecureWorld and Cyber Investing Summit as a keynote speaker and panel expert. His expertise extends to topics including the future of wireless technology, protection from insider threats, susceptibility to cyber breaches, the impact of drones, and distracted driving technology.
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