Cybercriminals are after more than just your wallet.

“The diverse threats we face are increasingly cyberbased. Much of America’s most sensitive data is stored on computers. We are losing data, money, and ideas through cyber intrusions. This threatens innovation and, as citizens, we are also increasingly vulnerable to losing our personal information.”

-James Comey, Former Director of the FBI

When cybercriminals obtain your personal information and commit identity fraud, it can cost you more than just your lifestyle — it can truly cost you your life.

After a long day at work, you pull up to your home and you…


Your name, social security number, address, date of birth, driver’s license number. Vital pieces of information that create your identity. Combined, they make you who you are to others. You need them to identify yourself when you go to work or school, apply for credit cards and bank accounts, or get a passport or ID. They’re essentially your keys to the world.

Without them, who would you be? How would you prove who you are to the world?

Dave Crouse was forced to face that reality.

“I have no identity,” said fifty-six-year-old Crouse in an interview with MarketWatch. “I have…


Your name, social security number, address, date of birth, driver’s license number. Vital pieces of information that create your identity. Combined they make you who you are to others. You need them to identify yourself when you go to work or school, apply for credit cards and bank accounts, or get a passport or ID. They’re essentially your keys to the world.

Without them who would you be? How would you prove you are to the world?

Dave Crouse was forced to face that reality. [1]

“I have no identity,” said fifty-six-year-old Crouse in an…


My name is Lakeidra Smith, and I am the author of the upcoming book, Cyber Curiosity: Redefining Cybersecurity in the Modern World.

This is the first draft of the introduction of my book. It still has many phases of revision to go through, but I wanted to share this preview of my book a bit early. I am currently hosting a pre-launch campaign for Cyber Curiosity on Indiegogo. Early supporters get exclusive access to my author community and Facebook group where I share insights into the publishing process, inclusion in the acknowledgments of my book, and much more! If you…

Lakeidra Smith

Lakeidra is a cybersecurity consultant, published author, and public speaker. I seek to use my voice to help people discover the human side of cybersecurity.

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