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An Introduction to Hacking & Crimeware: A Pocket Guide

An Introduction to Hacking & Crimeware - A Pocket Guide

SKU: 3738
Authors: Victoria Loewengart
Publishers: IT Governance Publishing
Format: Adobe eBook
ISBN13: 9781849283298
Pages: 52
Published: 19 Jan 2012
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Format: ePub
ISBN13: 9781849283304
Pages: 52
Published: 19 Jan 2012
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Format: Kindle
ISBN13: 9781849283519
Pages: 60
Published: 19 Jan 2012
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Format: Softcover
ISBN13: 9781849283281
Pages: 60
Published: 19 Jan 2012
Availability: In Stock
A comprehensive guide to the more serious hacking and crimeware threats
Price: $14.95


Defend your business, protect your livelihood, safeguard your future.

Cybercrime is on the rise. Unchecked, it could destroy the entire global cyber infrastructure and wipe out many businesses. We need to defend ourselves against it, and we must fight back. Toolkits to create malware are now readily available to anyone wishing to defraud and do damage. For your business to survive and thrive, it is vital to stay informed about the threats and the risks, and arm yourself against them.

Know your enemy

An Introduction to Hacking Crimewareis a comprehensive guide to the more serious threats. Knowing about these threats will help you understand how to ensure that your computer systems are protected and that your business is safe, enabling you to focus on your core activities.

Fighting back

In this pocket guide, the author:

  • defines exactly what crimeware is – both intentional and unintentional – and gives specific, up-to-date examples to help you identify the risks and protect your business

  • explores the increasing use of COTS tools as hacking tools, exposing the enemy’s tactics gives practical suggestions as to how you can fight back

  • provides a valuable list of up-to-date, authoritative sources of information, so you can stay abreast of new developments and safeguard your business.

What others are saying about this pocket guide...

"An Introduction to Hacking and Crimeware by Victoria Loewengart should be a mandatory read for those professionals in cyber security - both in the public and private sectors. The information is valuable, well researched, timely and provides actionable steps to counter these threats."

- Fred Bowditch, Columbus Ohio Police - Retired Lt - Homeland Security, Bowditch Consulting, LLC

"Everyone who uses the internet should read and use this handbook! It is full of current information about security-related terms products that people commonly hear about on the news (or read about in articles) - but rarely understand. Ms Loewengart has managed to define terms like 'Hacktivism' using down-to-earth explanations that anyone can understand. She not only informs the reader about different malware, she provides suggestions as to what you can do personally to avoid cyberattacks. The reader will probably say "I didn't know that!" a few times when reading the pocket guide. This handbook is easy to read, interesting, and a good reference in the world of Cybersecurity."

- Helena Keeley, CEO, Compsim

"Good things come in small packages” certainly applies to this pocket guide. An Introduction to Hacking and Crimeware packs a lot of information into a small booklet ... This guide would be of value to anyone with an interest in trends in computer hacking and computer security. It will be of particular value to anyone who needs a basic understanding of the area before hiring a computer security consultant ... read this pocket guide and arm yourself with a basic knowledge of the threat and the steps you can take to defend yourself."

- Laura Modisette, Senior Consultant

About the author

Victoria Loewengart is a partner and co-founder of two organisations: AKOTA Technologies ( and Technology and Business Insider ( She has more than 25 years' experience in cyberspace development, management and exploration. For much of her career, Victoria has worked in support of military and intelligence agencies, which is where she became fascinated with all aspects of cybersecurity and intelligence technologies, and she has conducted extensive research in this area.

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