for December, 2014

FREE 3 chapters online now! Sony data breach survival guide

Posted on December 29, 2014 in Uncategorized - 0 comments - 0

I think it is so important to get this content out that I wanted to share the first 3 chapters of the survival guide. The full Kindle version is available here! A few folks that have suffered breaches will find one or two very familiar, but the third I think will be pretty insightful for those part of this complete gutting of data. Please use the table to see what areas apply to you, and share any thoughts with me.

How not to be hacked: Sony data breach survival guide

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Sony data breach 2014 survival guide is on Amazon Kindle!

Posted on December 23, 2014 in hntbh - 0 comments - 1

Sony survival guide online for Amazon Kindle!!

As I have been writing the main book on behavioral best practices to improve the state of security and resiliency in light of data breaches and criminal activity, a few major data breaches have occurred. Most recently has been the Sony breach. What pained me was seeing the situation unfold due to its magnitude, but I was more shocked that no one was helping the individual person that was harmed. The employees, ex-employees, contractors, actors, business partners, studios, and Deloitte employees are all open to fantastic attacks on their credit, finances, and medical trusts.

Thus I carved out specific content from the main book and after much customization published an emergency guide. Please find the Kindle book available online for purchase, a great value at $5!  The published version will be up soon. Sneak peek here.

Thank you for your time and be safe,


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CBS 60 Minutes’ hosts data breach investigator – takeaways and video

Posted on December 22, 2014 in hntbh - 0 comments - 0

CBS‘ 60 minutes hosted Brian Krebs to discuss retailer data breaches and the effects on consumers. The show can is below, and if you missed it certainly take some time to enjoy it. You can find Brian reporting and uncovering similar crimes on his website. He regularly is first to report (before companies) of any data breaches hitting the wire.

CBS 60 minutes broadcast: (apologies for long advertisements, CBS places ads that match length of video)

Two key takeaways that matter to you:

  1. 2,000,000 of the Target breached credit cards were sold online (that is known) for an average price of $20 per card, or roughly $40 Million profits
  2. 97% of businesses have experienced a data breach, whether they are aware of it or not

Finally, a nice write-up of the 60 minutes video is available by Brian Carmen and worth going through if you have no time for the video.

*A bit of exciting news, a special release on how to protect yourself due to the Sony data breach is being released in the coming days! This is a specific mini-book on tasks with instructions to protect those consumers who were part of the breach (i.e., the Sony employees, the ex-employees, the contractors, actors, and partners). I aim to have it for sale on Amazon, Gumroad (pdf only version), and snippets on Scribd.

Be proactive,

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Why Apple Pay should be your top 4 payment methods

Posted on December 2, 2014 in hntbh - 0 comments - 0

*Apply Pay should be your top 4 payment methods far above Debit Card, Cash, and Checks*

If you have an iOS device (newer models only at this point) you should use it. The basic reasons – if you have used itunes to buy music, than you have trusted Apple with your credit card. If you purchase ANYWHERE with Apple Pay, that retailer NEVER gets your credit card number, therefore you are only exposed at 1 retailer and not hundreds.

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Curious – check out this write-up which I find pretty informative:

#applypay #christmas #shopping #nofraud #itunes

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