Welcome to Information Security Help
My name is Siggi Bjarnason, and I am the founder of Infosec Help. You can read all about me on the Biography page. As you will learn there, I have been involved with computers since the very early days of personal computing. Recently I was working on my Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, which deals with online safety and how to secure computer systems, and I noticed a trend in the industry I did not like. The industry seems to be driven by instilling fear, uncertainty, and doubt (or FUD) into the general population. All of it seems to boil down to "Warning! Your life, your house, your family could be at risk! Buy Product X to keep you safe!" The reality is that, yes, we are living in scary times, and if you are not careful, it is easy to be scammed or tricked into doing something you regret. However, to stay safe, you need to understand the threats and know how to handle them. No product is going to just automatically keep you safe.
The other part of the problem is that much of training is again focused on FUD and preaching, a strict arbitrary and condescending sermon doctrine which helps no one.
This is where my new venture comes in. My goal is to develop training that is accessible to everyone. Not just computer experts or the rich and famous, but everyone that uses computers regularly. As you know, that smartphone you're holding as well as iPad's and tablets are modern miniature computers. If you shop online, bank online, use Facebook, Twitter, and other social media, you are my target audience. The less you know about those things, the more you will get out of my training, but all skill levels, abilities, and walks of life are welcome. There will be times in my training where you'll go, "I knew that!" and this is a good thing - and by design.
The first step was writing a book on the topic, then I plan to develop both online and in-person classes. If there is interest, I'd be willing to do a live online course as well, in some sort of webinar format. In-person classes will be offered in and around Seattle, WA. In-person classes outside the Seattle area are not out of the question, traveling expenses and logistics make it a much more difficult proposition.
The book is available in ebook format from Amazon as well as other major ebook retailers. You find a list of all the places it is available at https://books2read.com/infosechelp. Paperback, Kindle edition and audiobook is available here on Amazon
For a direct link to the audiobook version on Audible, click here. If you would rather deal directly with me than deal with Amazon, I can make that happen.
I would love to engage with you, find out if you have questions, feedback, or suggestions. Please check out our contact page for all the ways to engage with us.
I've created a twitter account under @infosechelp where I plan to occasionally tweet, or retweet, things related to this topic. I expect it to be a low volume account, so give it a follow if that is your thing. I also have set up a facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/infosechelp. So please check that out. Old-fashioned email is always a great choice as well, so if you have questions, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like email updates, please sign up for my email list here. Other forms of staying engaged are on the contact page.