Gulf Coast State College hosted a ‘Lunch and Learn’ series on cyber warfare Wednesday.

Retired Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata was the special guest. Tata tied in his new best selling book, Direct Fire, to the series.

He says the fictional book addresses the cyber warfare threat the U.S. is currently facing. Direct Fire presents a scenario on hacking that occurs at financial institutions and vehicles.

Tata says that not many people understand how vulnerable they can be to cyber attacks.

“Your data, my data is you know – if we’ve ever taken an Uber or if we’ve ever used Yahoo, people are pulling that data and using it for whatever purposes…We’re all vulnerable and Direct Fire really plays out a scenario of those vulnerabilities that we face,” said Tata.

Direct Fire was released December 26th by Kensington Books.