Locking the Cookie Jar

How to Protect Against Embezzlement, Identity Theft, and Hackers

Locking the Cookie Jar is a BOOK but it is also a valuable SEMINAR.

Let's face it, as a business owner, your company is at risk...a serious risk. Eight-one percent (81%) of hacking-related breaches leveraged stolen and/or weak passwords.

It is your responsibility as a business owner, or manager, to educate your staff about WHAT techniques hackers will use to attack them and HOW they can protect themselves and the company from falling victim to them. In addition, embezzlement brings many businesses to their knees. This book and this seminar can save your company from incredible pain and financial losses. It can also save your career!

And both the book and the seminar are easy to digest. They contain humor, interesting examples, and easy-to-understand concepts.

Get the Book!

Locking the Cookie Jar is now available in printed book format and eBook format. It's easy to get your copy right now!

The Seminar

The Locking the Cookie Jar Seminar is designed for businesses to educate teams to avoid being the weak link for hackers to access sensitive company information or damage valuable data. The seminar can be customized for teams to focus more or less on embezzlement, identity theft, how hackers do their dirty deeds, how to protect against hackers, and how to create hacker-proof passwords that can be unique for each account and can be safely written down!

Resources & Blog

The book references online resources in multiple places throughout the book. You can access all of those resources here.

Incredible Numbers


Percent of Companies are Fraud Victims

According to the latest Annual Global Fraud Survey commissioned by Kroll Inc., 81 percent of firms were victims of frauds perpetrated by insiders. The costs are too high for firms of any size to ignore the threat and not invest in more means of defending the business from the inside.


Passwords are the Weak Link!

According to IT World Canada, "Just over 60% of breaches involved hacking, but that's not the big news:
81% per cent of hacking-related breaches leveraged stolen and/or weak passwords."


Average Loss per Company


According to the ACFE, the median loss caused by fraud was $145,000, with 22% of those cases reporting losses of at least $1 million. Identity theft and cybercrime—especially credit card abuse—were among some of the most common sources of fraud in small businesses. Unfortunately, however, it’s smaller companies with fewer than 100 employees that lose a median of $155,000 compared to $120,000 for larger businesses.

About the Book

Front Cover Locking the Cookie JarLearn how to protect yourself and your business against embezzlement, identity theft, and online hackers. Learn how the bad guys do it and how to avoid being a victim. Also learn a valuable hacker-proof password technique that is unique for each account and can even be safely written down! Includes sections on Embezzlement Schemes, Hacking the Hacker’s Mind, How Hackers Obtain Your Passwords, How to Create a Hacker-proof Password, and Identity Theft. Also includes other security techniques such as hardware deterrents, PINs, transposing digits, and explains how to report possible cybercrime and internet crime. It frankly lays out how cyber criminals do it and how your employees can embezzle from your company, so make sure you know what they know so you can stop it! It has great examples and humor as it turns complex subjects into something that is easy and fun to read.

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