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Confident Cyber Security

How to Get Started in Cyber Security and Futureproof Your Career

Understand the basic principles of cyber security and futureproof your career with this easy-to-understand, jargon-busting beginner's guide to the human, technical, and physical skills you need.
EAN: 9781789663402
Edition: 1
Format: 216x138
272 pages

About the book

Are you a freelancer or entrepreneur needing to keep your business secure? Hoping to kick-start or pivot your career with a highly desirable skill? Or simply looking to enhance your CV? Cyber security skills are in huge demand - recent estimates suggest there will be as many as 3.5 million unfilled industry roles by 2021, meaning there are vast career opportunities to be taken.

Confident Cyber Security is here to help. Written by expert author and speaker, Dr Jessica Barker, this jargon-busting guide will give you a clear overview of the world of cyber security. Exploring everything from the human side to the technical and physical implications, this book takes you through the basics: how to keep secrets safe, how to stop people being manipulated and how to protect people, businesses and countries from those who wish to do harm.

Featuring real-world case studies from organizations and people such as Disney, the NHS, Taylor Swift and Frank Abagnale as well as entertainment, property, social media influencers and other industries, this book is packed with clear explanations, sound advice and practical exercises to help you understand and apply the principles of cyber security. With a dedicated section on what it could mean for you, let Confident Cyber Security give you that cutting-edge career boost you seek.

About the Confident series...
From coding and web design to data, digital content and cyber security, the Confident books are the perfect beginner's resource for enhancing your professional life, whatever your career path.

About the authors

Jessica Barker

Dr Jessica Barker has been named one of the top 20 most influential women in cyber security in the UK and in 2017, was awarded one of the UK's Tech Women 50. Co-Founder and co-CEO of Cygenta, she is a popular keynote speaker internationally, as well as a frequent contributor to print and broadcast media. She appears on the BBC, Sky News, Channel 4 News, Channel 5 News, Radio 4's Today programme, Radio 2's Jeremy Vine show and more, and has been published in the Sunday Times, Grazia and The Guardian, as well as industry press.

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