New Book Offers Privacy Tips as Digital Reliance Surges

Red Five’s New Book Equips Readers with Essential Privacy Safeguards as Reliance on Digital Connection Surges

 “Shield Your Privacy: 15 Ways to Protect Your Personal Information” offers insights from privacy and intelligence expert on how to mitigate risk, exposure and fraud

May 26, 2020 – Globally, individuals have adjusted to a new normal that includes an increased use and reliance on digital connections, ultimately putting their personal privacy at a higher risk. In its new book, Shield Your Privacy: 15 Ways to Protect Your Personal Information, Red Five’s Chief Growth & Strategy Officer and President of Red Five Privacy Labs, Heather Nickerson, addresses actionable steps to prevent common mistakes and safeguard privacy across digital channels.

In 2018, 2.8 billion consumer data records were exposed at an estimated cost of $654 billion with personal identifying information (PII) compromised 97 percent of the time, including real names, social security numbers (SSNs), medical records and banking information. Furthermore, parents voluntarily post up to 1,300 photos or videos of their child online by age 13, impacting child privacy and creating a digital presence that will live forever.

“We want everyone to realize that there are simple, proactive steps to change and improve digital behaviors for all ages in order to protect personal information,” said Heather Nickerson, Chief Growth & Strategy Officer and President of Red Five Privacy Labs. “The current climate and a projected increase of more than 35 billion IoT devices installed worldwide by 2021 create an increased risk of digital vulnerabilities for homes and workplaces. There is an essential need for people to understand the short- and long-term effects of their actions online, and take measures to protect themselves and their families.”

Purchase the book to learn about the simple, practical security measures to help protect you and your family from threats. Now available for purchase:


About Red Five

Red Five is a security and management consulting company comprised of former CIA, FBI, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Military security professionals and experienced system designers. It has a robust past performance supporting corporate executives, U.S. government officials, diplomats and other high net-worth individuals and families with expert consulting and protection services. Red Five is committed to providing holistic, proactive, and cost-effective solutions to critical security challenges and performing targeted assessments with discretion and high ethical standards. The company supports projects in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean from offices in Washington D.C. and Palo Alto, CA. For more information about Red Five, visit

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