© Carey Parker 2020
C. ParkerFirewalls Don't Stop Dragonshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6189-7_1

1. Before We Begin

Carey Parker1 
North Carolina, NC, USA

Before you can dive into the nitty-gritty details of how to seriously bump up your cybersecurity, you need to have a basic understanding of the landscape. In this chapter, I’ll help you understand what your real risks are, how safe you can expect to be, and how to get the most out of this book.

“How Worried Should I Be?”

I’d say people fall into three camps when it comes to computer security. There’s a large camp of people who are blissfully ignorant. They like their computers and gadgets but don’t really worry about security. Let’s call this Camp Pollyanna. “Why would anyone target me? Surely ...

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