In the book within Appendix 9 is a list of resources for additional information. This page summarizes some of the online resources.  Of course, if you haven’t bought my book yet, that’s the place to start.

Reputable websites can help you learn how to manage and safeguard your devices and software, as well as evaluate products and services, including:

How-To Geek,
Consumer Reports,

Glossary of cybersecurity terms are often helpful

SANS Institute Glossary of Security Terms,

Richard Kissel, Glossary of Key Information Security Terms, NISTIR 7298 Rev. 2, May 2013,


General cybersecurity resources online  For keeping families, parents, children, seniors safe.  From the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, a nonprofit educational organization affiliated with (ISC)2, another nonprofit organization that, among other things, administers the CISSP information security certification.  A more general cybersecurity reference site from the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, formerly the (ISC)foundation.


SANS Institute,


My book has a chapter devoted to your family and children, here are some other resources:

Safe and Secure Online, (as above)

American Academy of Pediatrics,  Offers many resources regarding child health, including about reducing the time children spend in front of devices.

  • Kids & Tech: Tips for Parents in the Digital Age,
  • Why to Limit Your Child’s Media Use,
    https://www.healthychildren .org/English/family-life/Media/Pages/The-Benefits-of-Limiting-TV.aspx.
  • Healthy Digital Media Use Habits for Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers,

Screenagers, growing up in the digital age, a movie and website that analyze the amount of screen time children and adults are exposing themselves to.

NetSmartz Workshop,  An educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).

Additional reading and learning

My book has a chapter devoted to each of these topics, if you want to read an entire book about each of them, these are a great place to start:

  • Shon Harris and Fernando Maymi, CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide (7th ed. 2016)
  • Mike Meyers, CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, (9th ed. 2016)
  • Mike Meyers, CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide (6th ed. 2015)

Feel free to suggest other good resources. The usual disclaimers apply regarding resources suggested here –links change, I don’t control their content, etc.