It’s my pleasure today to be participating in author Michael J. Daugherty’s Book Blast for his latest release, THE DEVIL INSIDE THE BELTWAY, a non-fiction thriller with themes of cyber security, government overreach, and American small business.
Daugherty uncovers and details an extraordinary government surveillance story that compromised national security and invaded the privacy of tens of millions of online users worldwide. Unbelievable from beginning to end, you'll be shocked at what is really going on behind every closed door in Washington. A riveting true political thriller, the pace is breathless, the arguments compelling, and the iron will of Daugherty transforms him from government prey to government whistleblower.
Here’s a brief description of the book…
THE DEVIL INSIDE THE BELTWAY is a compelling true story that begins when an aggressive security surveillance company, with retired General Wesley Clark on its advisory board, magically acquires the private health information of thousands of LabMD's patients.
This company, Tiversa, campaigns for a "fee" from LabMD to "remedy" the problem. When Michael J. Daugherty refuses to pay, Tiversa follows up by handing the file over to the FTC. Daugherty reveals that the company was already working with Dartmouth, having received a significant portion of a $24,000,000 grant from Homeland Security, to surveil for files.
The reason for the investigation was this: Peer to peer software companies have back doors built into their technology that allows for illicit and unapproved file sharing. When individual work stations are accessed, as in the case of LabMD, proprietary information can be taken. Tiversa, as part of their assignment, acquired over 14 million files, financial, medical and military data during their search.
Daugherty's book documents a frighteningly systematic and dishonest investigation by one of the US Government's most important agencies. The consequences of their actions will have a chilling effect on Americans and their businesses for years.
THE DEVIL INSIDE THE BELTWAY can be purchased at the following links:
Amazon Paper back and Hardcover
Amazon Kindle Version
Barnes & Noble
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michael J. Daugherty is President and CEO of LabMD, a cancer detection facility based in Atlanta, GA.
Outside of LabMD, Daugherty enjoys playing tennis, travel, and flying his Cirrus SR22 Turbo single engine aircraft. He is a member of the University of Michigan Alumni Association, the Atlanta Aero Club, and the Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association.
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Daugherty holds a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and has resided in Atlanta since 1987, when he moved to Atlanta from Portland, Oregon.
For more on Daugherty and his work, visit his blog or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest.
Here’s a book trailer for THE DEVIL INSIDE THE BELTWAY for your entertainment and to entice your reading taste buds. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by today.