The Quantum Breach
Tanner Zane is a Mormon with a secret criminal past. Nobody suspects that, before his religious conversion, Tanner hacked into thousands of computer networks across the globe. He accumulated millions of dollars from his illegal activities until a sudden, life-changing event caused him to abandon hacking and give his fortune to charity. But Tanner’s guarded past is exposed when he is kidnapped by his mysterious neighbor and forced to hack into an impossible target – Los Alamos National Labs. Inside the government facility is a prototype quantum computer that is powerful enough to crack the digital safeguards of the Internet. When Tanner learns that cyber-terrorists will use the quantum computer to commit massive identify theft and corporate espionage around the world, he deliberately engages in an intellectual battle with his captors to prevent them from obtaining the device.
Author Denver Acey
Few people understand the terrifying, yet realistic threat of computer hacking like Denver Acey. Denver has spent his entire professional career in the information technology industry where he has witnessed and even thwarted actual cybercrime. From his top-secret job working for the US government to securing computer networks at Fortune 500 companies, Denver is personally familiar with hackers and their unscrupulous activities.
But over the years, Denver has become increasingly frustrated with Hollywood’s inaccurate portrayal of cybercrime. Hackers are more intelligent and more sophisticated than simple teenagers, who guzzle down Mountain Dew while playing video games. Cybercrime is a billion-dollar business that encompasses organized crime and foreign governments. For these elite hackers, the fruits of success are iconic trademarks, innovative patents, and government secrets.
Because of his unique background, Denver decided to write a book to dispel hacking myths while highlighting the tenacity of cybercriminals. Utilizing actual computer hacking concepts and scenarios that he has experienced firsthand, Denver illustrates — in a simple way for even the non-techie to understand — how vulnerable we all are to cybercrime.
This or That?
TV or Movies?
Movies. I don’t have much time to watch any TV shows.
Hot or Cold?
Definitely hot. I lived in Phoenix for 4 years. I can’t stand cold weather.
Night owl, or early bird?
Early bird. My body starts shutting down at 10 PM.
Print or Ebook?
Ebook. Easier to carry around. I can put it on my smartphone and read while I’m waiting in line.
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate. No questions asked.
Regular or Diet?
Diet Coke – See next question
Coke or Pepsi?
Diet Coke — See previous question
Action or Drama?
Pizza or Pasta?
Skittles or M&Ms?
M&Ms. I could eat one of those Costco XXL bags of peanut M&Ms in a heartbeat.
Summer or Winter?
Summer. I must be getting old because winter doesn’t appeal to me like it did when I was a kid.
City or Country?
Spontaneity or Planning Ahead?
Planning ahead. I never go anywhere without a plan.
Introvert or Extrovert?
Introvert. I enjoy eating lunch by myself.