/EINPresswire.com/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.

In an Internet environment where a substantial number of initial attacks are automated, all organisations need to take steps to prepare themselves. Any individual using a computer for information processing should also understand the threats and how to protect themselves.

‘An Introduction to Hacking and Crimeware: A Pocket Guide’, is a concise guide to the most recent and the more serious threats. Knowing about these threats will help you understand how to ensure your computer systems are protected and that your business is safe, enabling you to focus on your core activities (www.itgovernance.co.uk/products/3738). The pocket guide:

•Defines exactly what crimeware is – both intentional and unintentional.
•Explores the increasing use of COTS tools as hacking tools.
•Provides a valuable list of up-to-date, authoritative sources of information, so you can stay abreast of new developments and safeguard your business.

‘An Introduction to Hacking and Crimeware: A Pocket Guide’, is written by Victoria Loewengart, 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 and has conducted extensive research in the cybersecurity and intelligence technologies fields, making her the ideal author for this pocket guide (www.itgovernance.co.uk/products/3738).

Victoria comments “I am fascinated with the evolution of cybercrime and with the underground economy which is driving the development and distribution of bots and other malware. The knowledge of this world is confined to information security professionals. I think it is useful for anyone who is using a computer for information processing to understand where the threat is coming from and what/who s is behind it. Understanding the threat is half of the battle against it. I am very pleased and very grateful for ITG publishing my pocket-guide.”

Alan Calder, CEO of IT Governance adds, “Cybersecurity is a critical business risk and a cyberbreach can pose significant financial implications. Organisations and individuals alike must be aware of, and protect themselves from, the threats and risks, if they are to win the battle against cybercrime. We are delighted to publish this pocket guide and it is a fantastic addition to our portfolio. It will enable technical and non technical readers to develop their understanding of such risks and threats through its concise, research-based approach, which as Victoria states, is half the battle!”

‘An Introduction to Hacking and Crimeware: A Pocket Guide’ is available in multiple formats and can be purchased in local currency from the following websites:

International (shipping from UK, GBP currency denominated)

Softcover: www.itgovernance.co.uk/products/3738
eBook: www.itgovernance.co.uk/products/3742

USA (shipping from USA, USD currency denominated)

Softcover: www.itgovernanceusa.com/product/2469.aspx
eBook: www.itgovernanceusa.com/product/2468.aspx

EU (shipping from Netherlands, Euro currency denominated)

Softcover and eBook:

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