When Minneapolis area IT consultant, Jerry Barkley, buys a box of cereal at a local Bullseye store and pays for it with a credit card, he becomes one of forty million credit card fraud victims. But, unlike most other victims, Jerry finds himself in a position to do something about it. The Russian crooks who stole all those credit card numbers will regret tangling with the wrong victim by the time Jerry and his team get done.
Bullseye Breach is a cyber-security educational book, disguised as fiction. Enjoy the fiction and learn how security breaches unfold at your business and what you can do about them.
Virus Bomb (Coming soon)
Jerry Barkley is bidding on the project of a lifetime, to build and operate an IT network connecting a new North American alliance of regional freight carriers. This deal could finally earn respect for his one-person company and financial security for his family. Until an old acquaintance steals the business with FUD–Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt.
Jerry is a survivor, and soon another opportunity comes up to save a customer in distress. This time, it’s an unwitting player in a cyber-attack against the same North American freight industry that rejected his solution earlier. But this attack is more than an annoyance to shut down systems across the country for a few days while IT Departments restore everything. This time, somebody is stealing detailed freight delivery information on a massive scale. Unfortunately, Jerry’s customer is in denial and nobody realizes they’re being robbed. And then it gets worse when Jerry discovers the attackers are using all this data to plan a series of bombings and a biological attack, and the FBI suspects he’s the attacker.
Jerry is no former government agent. He knows nothing about International espionage. But hundreds have already died in bombings. Thousands more could die, first from Ebola, and then potentially from war with the wrong enemy. If he doesn’t take action, who will? Up against willful ignorance, a hostile law-enforcement bureaucracy, and armed with nothing but IT skills and quick wits, Jerry must leave his keyboard comfort zone and go face to face with elite foreign agents and shut this attack down.
I’m not Worthless
What does 100 proof alcohol do to a fire?
(And why do we care?)