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Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons: A Step-by-Step Guide to Computer Security for Non-Techies

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Don't Get Caught With Your Drawbridge Down! Just how secure is your computer right now? My guess is that you probably don't really know. Computers and the Internet have revolutionized the modern world, but if you're like most people, you have no clue how these things work or what the real threats are. It's not your fault. Where would you have learned about this? Who would ...more
Kindle Edition, 325 pages
Published January 19th 2015 by Wawasee Media, LLC (first published January 2nd 2015)
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Chad Warner
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
This book jumped straight to the top of my list, alongside Cyber Smart! It expertly addresses a range of security and privacy topics related to computers, phones, networks, Internet usage, communication, and parental controls.

Each chapter has two parts: the "why," explaining the importance of the chapter's topic, and the "how," a checklist with specific steps and screenshots to increase your digital security and privacy. Each chapter also ends with a helpful, concise summary.

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Ben Rothke
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Variations on a Theme is a superb piece by Johannes Brahms. Borrowing on that, In Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons: A Step-by-Step Guide to Computer Security for Non-Techies, author Corey Parker has written an interesting variation on the theme of security awareness. This is a good thing, as you pretty much can’t have too many security awareness books.

Parker has written a very helpful security awareness guide that readers can use to come up to speed. As the title implies, this is a step by step gui
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Sebastian Flores
Jun 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Respecto al tema de la ciberseguridad, soy un ciudadano interesado, mas no informado. Este libro me pareció una introducción adecuada al tema, especialmente porque más que detallar mecanismos en forma técnica, da instrucciones sobre cómo estar más seguro en la internets. Se lo recomendaría a todo el mundo, a pesar de sentir que esta misma información se puede encontrar desperdigada en blogs, podcasts y otros medios de la web.
Carol
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book in conjunction with a class taught by the author and highly recommend it to everyone, especially anyone who thinks privacy is not that big a deal. It’s written for non-techies and not hard to understand and keep up with. The “tips”at the end of each chapter are actually tasks that, when completed, will increase security, and perhaps even more importantly, privacy.
Carlos Barboza
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book was written very well, with lots of examples, and provided a couple of things for me to correct. The book was written for the non-tech minded, so you will find it written from that point of view, but it was still very informative for anyone not extremely security minded. Great book, and recommend it to anyone trying to increase their personal digital security.
Michal
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good starting point for beginners. I'd probably make some different software recommendations but overall it's a great resource for non-techies. ...more
C
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: computer
Good basic computer security book.
Easy language and fun to read.
Joel Tone
Apr 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
A very good non-techie introduction to contemporary computer security. The only downside is that this is a book where the checklists will become obsolete quickly as new versions of Windows and OS come out.
Mike
Apr 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone who goes online
Recommended to Mike by: Steve Gibson & Leo Laporte
Shelves: non-fiction, tech
Everyone should be following the tips in this book. Covers backups, hard drive encryption, multi-factor authentication, etc.
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