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Is It Safe? Protecting Your Computer, Your Business, and Yourself Online by Michael Miller

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Introduction

Is it safe?

You listen a lot to talk radio, and have been hearing ads for services that promise to protect you from the threat of identity theft. You’re pretty sure that a friend of a friend had her identity stolen a while back, and you’re worried that someone could steal your Social Security number, bank account information, and other important data.

Is it safe?

Your company deals with a large customer base via its website. Behind the scenes, you have several key databases that store both customer and employee information. You’ve been reading about a rash of data thefts at similar companies, and your company’s management team wants to know what you’re doing to address threats to your electronic data.

Is it safe?

It’s holiday time, and ...

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