New Picture Book Shows Young Readers Why ‘Hacking’s Not a Game’

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Author Gregory B. White introduces children to the subject of hacking and computer ethics

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Gregory B. White has been involved with cybersecurity for over 30 years. Throughout his career, he continues to see the same issues causing problems and, often, the biggest issue is human error. He believes this will continue unless people create a “culture of security” in the nation and this needs to begin at an early age. Hence, he starts this campaign by writing a children's book that parents can read to their young kids.

“Hacking’s Not a Game” (published by Archway Publishing) introduces today’s children to the subject of hacking and computer ethics. It provides parents an opportunity to address the consequences of hacking, the problems it causes innocent people and what might happen to individuals who do it.

The book introduces readers to the Moose family. The Moose family has been planning their annual trip to the beach for months. However, Max wants to stay home and be online with his friends who are learning to “hack computers.” When he finally agreed to go out, the day does not turn out as planned. Traffic is snarled because someone has hacked into the city’s computers and changed a number of important things. In fact, the Moose family’s whole trip turns into one misadventure after another as their plans are foiled by those who are messing around illegally with businesses’ computers. Max might just know who is responsible for the hacking.

“We need to teach our children about security beginning with the impact that hacking can have,” White explains. “This book is the first of a series of books that can provide parents with stories to illustrate various aspects of cybersecurity to their children. The book provides parents, who might not have a background in computers, with a way to talk to their children about this important topic.”

This book does not just tell children that “hacking is bad,” it shows them that it can have an impact on people. By showing the impacts hacking can have, young readers can learn why “Hacking’s Not a Game” and why it is bad. To purchase a copy, visit https://www.amazon.com/Hackings-Not-Game-Gregory-White/dp/1480864366.

“Hacking’s Not a Game”
By Gregory B. White
Hardcover | 8.5 x 11in | 34 pages | ISBN 9781480864382
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 34 pages | ISBN 9781480864368
E-Book | 34 pages | ISBN 9781480864375
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Gregory B. White has been involved in computer/cybersecurity since 1986. He has worked in government, industry and academia which gives him a well-rounded perspective of the issues and how to address them. He has written numerous papers on security, made dozens of presentations, has developed multiple security courses and is the co-author of over a half-dozen security textbooks. He is a professor of computer science teaching cybersecurity courses at the University of Texas at San Antonio and is the director of the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit http://www.archwaypublishing.com or call 888-242-5904.

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