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Spies Among Us: How to Stop the Spies, Terrorists, Hackers, and Criminals You Don't Even Know You Encounter Every Day

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Ira Winkler has been dubbed "A Modern Day James Bond" by CNN and other media outlets for his ability to simulate espionage attacks against many of the top companies in the world, showing how billions of dollars can disappear. This unique book is packed with the riveting, true stories and case studies of how he did it-and how people and companies can avoid falling victim to ...more
Hardcover, 346 pages
Published April 8th 2005 by Wiley (first published April 1st 2005)
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Konstantinos
Aug 11, 2015 Konstantinos rated it it was ok
Interesting but a bit basic and high level for those in the field. Also, now outdated.
Rowland
Jul 21, 2008 Rowland rated it liked it
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I thought this book was a real eye opener to the world of spies and industrial espionage. What this book does is put into perspective the dangers that exist in daily life and how the media can distort the real dangers around us.

It gives an overview of how spies operate and also the huge amounts of espionage that is going on everyday. The case studies are extremely interesting.

After reading this book you will feel you have a bit more insight when reading news articles about stolen laptops (Link:
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Foxglove
Feb 26, 2015 Foxglove rated it it was amazing
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Majorly useful for my current novel project, opened up my eyes to a seamy and incredible world. He's pretty fair on Israel, which made me happy.
Holly
May 14, 2014 Holly rated it really liked it
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This is a lot of good information.
Sheldon
Sep 24, 2011 Sheldon rated it liked it
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Interesting book, liked the back stories. The information will seem pretty basic for those who have some basic understanding of opsec, intelligence, and/or overall security threats.

Overall, not a difficult read and one I would recommend to the not as security/hacker informed.
Muhanad Shahat
Dec 31, 2012 Muhanad Shahat rated it liked it
I liked the First and the Last parts of the book. The middle part was Okay to read. The book is outdated in so many parts. Overall, it was good read into the world of espionage.
Kate Ressman
Aug 10, 2011 Kate Ressman rated it liked it
Pretty good basic information, but it needs updating. The computer information is sadly behind the times.
TK Keanini
Apr 10, 2007 TK Keanini rated it liked it
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This book does a great overview of the problems space both social and technical.
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