Digital Privacy and Security Using Windows

A Practical Guide

Authors: Hassan, Nihad, Hijazi, Rami

  • Practical book that teaches you how to use a wide range of digital privacy methods as well as encryption and anonymity tools
  • Covers types of threats, how to mitigate/handle them, and advice and best practices
  • Examines the popular Windows operating system
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About this book

Use this hands-on guide to understand the ever growing and complex world of digital security. Learn how to protect yourself from digital crime, secure your communications, and become anonymous online using sophisticated yet practical tools and techniques.

This book teaches you how to secure your online identity and personal devices, encrypt your digital data and online communications, protect cloud data and Internet of Things (IoT), mitigate social engineering attacks, keep your purchases secret, and conceal your digital footprint. You will understand best practices to harden your operating system and delete digital traces using the most widely used operating system, Windows. 

Digital Privacy and Security Using Windows offers a comprehensive list of practical digital privacy tutorials in addition to being a complete repository of free online resources and tools assembled in one place. The book helps you build a robust defense from electronic crime and corporate surveillance. It covers general principles of digital privacy and how to configure and use various security applications to maintain your privacy, such as TOR, VPN, and BitLocker. You will learn to encrypt email communications using Gpg4win and Thunderbird.

What You’ll Learn

  • Know the various parties interested in having your private data
  • Differentiate between government and corporate surveillance, and the motivations behind each one
  • Understand how online tracking works technically
  • Protect digital data, secure online communications, and become anonymous online
  • Cover and destroy your digital traces using Windows OS
  • Secure your data in transit and at rest
  • Be aware of cyber security risks and countermeasures

Who This Book Is For

End users, information security professionals, management, infosec students

About the authors

Nihad A. Hassan is an independent information security consultant, digital forensics and cybersecurity expert, online blogger, and book author. He has been actively conducting research on different areas of information security for more than a decade and has developed numerous cybersecurity education courses and technical guides.

Nihad focuses on computer forensics and anti-forensics techniques in Windows OS. He has completed numerous technical security consulting engagements involving security architectures, penetration testing, computer crime investigation, and anti-forensics techniques. Recently, he has shifted his focus toward digital privacy and security.

Nihad has authored two books and scores of information security articles in various global publications. He also enjoys being involved in security training, education, and motivation. His current work focuses on digital forensics, anti-forensics techniques, digital privacy, and web security assessment. He covers different information security topics and related matters on his "DarknessGate" infosec blog. Nihad has a BSc honors degree in computer science from the University of Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Rami Hijazi is the General Manager of MERICLER Inc., an education and corporate training firm in Toronto, Canada. He is an experienced IT professional who lectures on a wide array of topics, including object-oriented programming, Java, eCommerce, Agile development, database design, and data handling analysis. Rami also works as consultant to Cyber Boundaries Inc. where he is involved in the design of encryption systems and wireless networks, intrusion detection and data breach tracking, as well as planning and development advice for IT departments concerning contingency planning.


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Current Status of Online Privacy

    Hassan, Nihad A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-31

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  • Essential Privacy Tips

    Hassan, Nihad A. (et al.)

    Pages 33-102

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  • Windows Security

    Hassan, Nihad A. (et al.)

    Pages 103-122

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  • Online Anonymity

    Hassan, Nihad A. (et al.)

    Pages 123-194

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  • Cryptography and Secure Communication

    Hassan, Nihad A. (et al.)

    Pages 195-272

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Buy this book

eBook 29,74 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2799-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 38,47 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2798-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digital Privacy and Security Using Windows
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Nihad A. Hassan and Rami Hijazi
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2799-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2799-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2798-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 284
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 171 illustrations in colour
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