You can't secure what you don't acknowledge.SM

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Great year for my book Hacking For Dummies, 3rd edition

2011 was a great year for me in so many ways. I feel extremely blessed and very lucky. Part of this was related to my book Hacking For Dummies, which is now in its third edition. I knew that sales were up - I believe in large part due to all the speaking engagements I did for TechTarget and others.

Well, I just found out from my publisher that it's safe for me to continue to say that Hacking For Dummies is one of the best selling books on information security...right up there with those big-name titles that some may feel less embarrassed to buy.

Another neat fact: since its inception, Hacking For Dummies has been translated into five additional languages (Portuguese, Estonian, Italian, Simplified Chinese and German).

Very cool.

I can't thank you all enough for your support! This year's going to be even better - stay tuned...

Monday, January 9, 2012

New Year's Resolutions merely create gym overcrowding

Be it New Year's resolutions (I'm going to lose weight this year!), career resolutions (I'm going to get a different job this year!) or financial resolutions (I'm going to get out of debt this year!)....traditional resolutions just don't work.

Just check out how your local gym parking lot transforms between now and next month. I can't wait until around mid-February when the crowds will predictably die down and I can get some personal space back when I'm working out!

We've all fallen into the trap of "resolving" to do something but not following through to actually make it happen. You know what's been said about the road to Hell being paved with good intentions. With resolutions we only end up letting ourselves down and planting those seeds of doubt in our mind that certain tasks can never be accomplished. It's just not true...IF you go about it the right way.

Here's a proven method for doing what you say you're going to do and making stick once and for all in order to enhance your job, your career and your personal life for 2012. It has worked for me and I know you can benefit as well if you make it so.