Cybersecurity for the Home and Office

The Lawyer's Guide to Taking Charge of Your Own Information Security

By John Bandler  ISBN: 9781634259071 available for sale from the ABA Store.

This book provides a solid understanding of cybercrime, privacy threats, cybersecurity, and basic technology. It teaches the reader about computers and networks, and then guides the user through implementation of security and privacy measures to protect the individual, home, and family. Then these principals are applied to the workplace, and an overview is provided of the law and professional responsibility requirements.

Readers of any technical skill level can take charge of their own cybersecurity and privacy in a methodical manner. Information security can seem overwhelming, but this book presents it in simple steps—first secure your computing devices, then your data, then your networks.

This book is for every lawyer, and draws upon my experience, training, research, and study. It also had the benefit of two talented editors who not only brought their own legal, information security, and cybercrime investigation expertise, but also the ability to present information in an interesting and helpful manner, regardless of the reader's technical background. The book was further improved with pre-publication feedback by many who brought diverse perspectives in information security, cybercrime investigation, law, business, and more.

This book is published by the American Bar Association and is initially available exclusively through their website. Here there are resources that parallel the book.

Technology and the internet is here to stay, along with cybercrime and other privacy threats. Each of us needs to take charge of our own technology, cybersecurity, and privacy. If you haven't started yet, you have to start somewhere, and everyone and every organization has room for improvement. This book can help you with that.