Computers

Beautiful Security

Leading Security Experts Explain How They Think

Author: Andy Oram,John Viega

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596555542

Category: Computers

Page: 302

View: 1549

Although most people don't give security much attention until their personal or business systems are attacked, this thought-provoking anthology demonstrates that digital security is not only worth thinking about, it's also a fascinating topic. Criminals succeed by exercising enormous creativity, and those defending against them must do the same. Beautiful Security explores this challenging subject with insightful essays and analysis on topics that include: The underground economy for personal information: how it works, the relationships among criminals, and some of the new ways they pounce on their prey How social networking, cloud computing, and other popular trends help or hurt our online security How metrics, requirements gathering, design, and law can take security to a higher level The real, little-publicized history of PGP This book includes contributions from: Peiter "Mudge" Zatko Jim Stickley Elizabeth Nichols Chenxi Wang Ed Bellis Ben Edelman Phil Zimmermann and Jon Callas Kathy Wang Mark Curphey John McManus James Routh Randy V. Sabett Anton Chuvakin Grant Geyer and Brian Dunphy Peter Wayner Michael Wood and Fernando Francisco All royalties will be donated to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
Computers

Beautiful Code

Leading Programmers Explain How They Think

Author: Andy Oram,Greg Wilson

Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Incorporated

ISBN: 9780596510046

Category: Computers

Page: 593

View: 9420

A group of computer programmers provide insights into software design and engineering.
Computers

Beautiful Architecture

Leading Thinkers Reveal the Hidden Beauty in Software Design

Author: Diomidis Spinellis,Georgios Gousios

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596554397

Category: Computers

Page: 430

View: 6848

What are the ingredients of robust, elegant, flexible, and maintainable software architecture? Beautiful Architecture answers this question through a collection of intriguing essays from more than a dozen of today's leading software designers and architects. In each essay, contributors present a notable software architecture, and analyze what makes it innovative and ideal for its purpose. Some of the engineers in this book reveal how they developed a specific project, including decisions they faced and tradeoffs they made. Others take a step back to investigate how certain architectural aspects have influenced computing as a whole. With this book, you'll discover: How Facebook's architecture is the basis for a data-centric application ecosystem The effect of Xen's well-designed architecture on the way operating systems evolve How community processes within the KDE project help software architectures evolve from rough sketches to beautiful systems How creeping featurism has helped GNU Emacs gain unanticipated functionality The magic behind the Jikes RVM self-optimizable, self-hosting runtime Design choices and building blocks that made Tandem the choice platform in high-availability environments for over two decades Differences and similarities between object-oriented and functional architectural views How architectures can affect the software's evolution and the developers' engagement Go behind the scenes to learn what it takes to design elegant software architecture, and how it can shape the way you approach your own projects, with Beautiful Architecture.
Technology & Engineering

Beyond Fear

Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World

Author: Bruce Schneier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387217126

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

View: 5397

Many of us, especially since 9/11, have become personally concerned about issues of security, and this is no surprise. Security is near the top of government and corporate agendas around the globe. Security-related stories appear on the front page everyday. How well though, do any of us truly understand what achieving real security involves? In Beyond Fear, Bruce Schneier invites us to take a critical look at not just the threats to our security, but the ways in which we're encouraged to think about security by law enforcement agencies, businesses of all shapes and sizes, and our national governments and militaries. Schneier believes we all can and should be better security consumers, and that the trade-offs we make in the name of security - in terms of cash outlays, taxes, inconvenience, and diminished freedoms - should be part of an ongoing negotiation in our personal, professional, and civic lives, and the subject of an open and informed national discussion. With a well-deserved reputation for original and sometimes iconoclastic thought, Schneier has a lot to say that is provocative, counter-intuitive, and just plain good sense. He explains in detail, for example, why we need to design security systems that don't just work well, but fail well, and why secrecy on the part of government often undermines security. He also believes, for instance, that national ID cards are an exceptionally bad idea: technically unsound, and even destructive of security. And, contrary to a lot of current nay-sayers, he thinks online shopping is fundamentally safe, and that many of the new airline security measure (though by no means all) are actually quite effective. A skeptic of much that's promised by highly touted technologies like biometrics, Schneier is also a refreshingly positive, problem-solving force in the often self-dramatizing and fear-mongering world of security pundits. Schneier helps the reader to understand the issues at stake, and how to best come to one's own conclusions, including the vast infrastructure we already have in place, and the vaster systems--some useful, others useless or worse--that we're being asked to submit to and pay for. Bruce Schneier is the author of seven books, including Applied Cryptography (which Wired called "the one book the National Security Agency wanted never to be published") and Secrets and Lies (described in Fortune as "startlingly lively...¦[a] jewel box of little surprises you can actually use."). He is also Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Counterpane Internet Security, Inc., and publishes Crypto-Gram, one of the most widely read newsletters in the field of online security.
Computers

Principles of Security and Trust

5th International Conference, POST 2016, Held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2016, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, April 2-8, 2016, Proceedings

Author: Frank Piessens,Luca Viganò

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662496356

Category: Computers

Page: 277

View: 3347

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Principles of Security and Trust, POST 2016, which took place in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in April 2016, held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2016. The 12 full papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 35 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: information flow; models and applications; protocols.
Computers

Strategic and Practical Approaches for Information Security Governance: Technologies and Applied Solutions

Technologies and Applied Solutions

Author: Gupta, Manish

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466601981

Category: Computers

Page: 491

View: 9148

Organizations, worldwide, have adopted practical and applied approaches for mitigating risks and managing information security program. Considering complexities of a large-scale, distributed IT environments, security should be proactively planned for and prepared ahead, rather than as used as reactions to changes in the landscape. Strategic and Practical Approaches for Information Security Governance: Technologies and Applied Solutions presents high-quality research papers and practice articles on management and governance issues in the field of information security. The main focus of the book is to provide an organization with insights into practical and applied solutions, frameworks, technologies and practices on technological and organizational factors. The book aims to be a collection of knowledge for professionals, scholars, researchers and academicians working in this field that is fast evolving and growing as an area of information assurance.
Biography & Autobiography

Security Mom

An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Our Homeland and Your Home

Author: Juliette Kayyem

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476733775

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 8166

In “a lively debut…[with] plenty of enthusiastic ‘can-do’ advice” (Publishers Weekly), a Homeland Security advisor and a Pulitzer Prize–nominated columnist—and mother of three—delivers a timely message about American security: it begins at home. Soccer Moms are so last decade. Juliette Kayyem is a “Security Mom.” At once a national security expert who worked at the highest levels of government, and also a mom of three, she’s lived it all—from anthrax to lice to the BP oil spill—and now she tells it all with her unique voice of reason, experience, and humility. Weaving her personal story of marriage and motherhood into a fast-paced account of managing the nation’s most perilous disasters, Juliette recounts the milestones that mark the path of her unpredictable, daring, funny, and ultimately relatable life. Security Mom is modern tale about the highs and lows of having-it-all parenthood and a candid, sometimes shocking, behind-the-scenes look inside the high-stakes world of national security. In her signature refreshing style, Juliette reveals how she came to learn that homeland security is not simply about tragedy and terror; it is about us as parents and neighbors, and what we can do every day to keep each other strong and safe. From stocking up on coloring books to stashing duplicate copies of valuable papers out of state, Juliette’s wisdom does more than just prepare us to survive in an age of mayhem—it empowers us to thrive. “You got this,” Juliette tells her readers, providing accessible advice about how we all can better prepare ourselves for a world of risks.
Computers

Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Cryptology and Information Security

Author: Sadkhan Al Maliky, Sattar B.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466658096

Category: Computers

Page: 443

View: 681

With the prevalence of digital information, IT professionals have encountered new challenges regarding data security. In an effort to address these challenges and offer solutions for securing digital information, new research on cryptology methods is essential. Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Cryptology and Information Security considers an array of multidisciplinary applications and research developments in the field of cryptology and communication security. This publication offers a comprehensive, in-depth analysis of encryption solutions and will be of particular interest to IT professionals, cryptologists, and researchers in the field.
Computers

Advanced Information Systems Engineering Workshops

CAiSE 2016 International Workshops, Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 13-17, 2016, Proceedings

Author: John Krogstie,Haralambos Mouratidis,Jianwen Su

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319395645

Category: Computers

Page: 276

View: 1289

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of five international workshops held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in conjunction with the 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2016, in June 2016. The 16 full and 9 short papers were carefully selected from 51 submissions. The associated workshops were the Third International Workshop on Advances in Services DEsign based on the Notion of CApabiliy (ASDENCA) co-arranged with the First International Workshop on Business Model Dynamics and Information Systems Engineering (BumDISE), the Fourth International Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of Information Systems Engineering (COGNISE), the First International Workshop on Energy-awareness and Big Data Management in Information Systems (EnBIS), the Second International Workshop on Enterprise Modeling (EM), and the Sixth International Workshop on Information Systems Security Engineering (WISSE).
Computers

Web Security Testing Cookbook

Author: Brian Hope,Paco Hope,Ben Walther

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596514832

Category: Computers

Page: 285

View: 1062

Offering developers an inexpensive way to include testing as part of the development cycle, this cookbook features scores of recipes for testing Web applications, from relatively simple solutions to complex ones that combine several solutions.
Computers

Schneier on Security

Author: Bruce Schneier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470505621

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 4250

Presenting invaluable advice from the world?s most famous computer security expert, this intensely readable collection features some of the most insightful and informative coverage of the strengths and weaknesses of computer security and the price people pay -- figuratively and literally -- when security fails. Discussing the issues surrounding things such as airplanes, passports, voting machines, ID cards, cameras, passwords, Internet banking, sporting events, computers, and castles, this book is a must-read for anyone who values security at any level -- business, technical, or personal.
Computers

Hacking the Hacker

Learn From the Experts Who Take Down Hackers

Author: Roger A. Grimes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119396220

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 6124

Meet the world's top ethical hackers and explore the tools of the trade Hacking the Hacker takes you inside the world of cybersecurity to show you what goes on behind the scenes, and introduces you to the men and women on the front lines of this technological arms race. Twenty-six of the world's top white hat hackers, security researchers, writers, and leaders, describe what they do and why, with each profile preceded by a no-experience-necessary explanation of the relevant technology. Dorothy Denning discusses advanced persistent threats, Martin Hellman describes how he helped invent public key encryption, Bill Cheswick talks about firewalls, Dr. Charlie Miller talks about hacking cars, and other cybersecurity experts from around the world detail the threats, their defenses, and the tools and techniques they use to thwart the most advanced criminals history has ever seen. Light on jargon and heavy on intrigue, this book is designed to be an introduction to the field; final chapters include a guide for parents of young hackers, as well as the Code of Ethical Hacking to help you start your own journey to the top. Cybersecurity is becoming increasingly critical at all levels, from retail businesses all the way up to national security. This book drives to the heart of the field, introducing the people and practices that help keep our world secure. Go deep into the world of white hat hacking to grasp just how critical cybersecurity is Read the stories of some of the world's most renowned computer security experts Learn how hackers do what they do—no technical expertise necessary Delve into social engineering, cryptography, penetration testing, network attacks, and more As a field, cybersecurity is large and multi-faceted—yet not historically diverse. With a massive demand for qualified professional that is only going to grow, opportunities are endless. Hacking the Hacker shows you why you should give the field a closer look.
Computers

Exploiting Software

How to Break Code

Author: Greg Hoglund,Gary McGraw

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201786958

Category: Computers

Page: 471

View: 3926

A guide to secure software covers such topics as rootkits, buffer overflows, reverse engineering tools, and locating bugs.
Computers

Managing Risk and Information Security

Protect to Enable

Author: Malcolm W. Harkins

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484214552

Category: Computers

Page: 187

View: 8584

Examine the evolving enterprise security landscape and discover how to manage and survive risk. While based primarily on the author’s experience and insights at major companies where he has served as CISO and CSPO, the book also includes many examples from other well-known companies and provides guidance for a management-level audience. Managing Risk and Information Security provides thought leadership in the increasingly important area of enterprise information risk and security. It describes the changing risk environment and why a fresh approach to information security is needed. Because almost every aspect of an enterprise is now dependent on technology not only for internal operations but increasing as a part of product or service creation, the focus of IT security must shift from locking down assets to enabling the business while managing and surviving risk. This edition discusses business risk from a broader perspective, including privacy and regulatory considerations. It describes the increasing number of threats and vulnerabilities and offers strategies for developing solutions. These include discussions of how enterprises can take advantage of new and emerging technologies—such as social media and the huge proliferation of Internet-enabled devices—while minimizing risk. What You'll Learn Review how people perceive risk and the effects it has on information security See why different perceptions of risk within an organization matters Understand and reconcile these differing risk views Gain insights into how to safely enable the use of new technologies Who This Book Is For The primary audience is CIOs and other IT leaders, CISOs and other information security leaders, IT auditors, and other leaders of corporate governance and risk functions. The secondary audience is CEOs, board members, privacy professionals, and less senior-level information security and risk professionals. "Harkins’ logical, methodical approach as a CISO to solving the most complex cybersecurity problems is reflected in the lucid style of this book. His enlightened approach to intelligence-based security infrastructure and risk mitigation is our best path forward if we are ever to realize the vast potential of the innovative digital world we are creating while reducing the threats to manageable levels. The author shines a light on that path in a comprehensive yet very readable way." —Art Coviello, Former CEO and Executive Chairman, RSA
Self-Help

How to win friends & influence people

Author: Dale Carnegie

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9352613937

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 8462

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Language Arts & Disciplines

Practical cryptography

Author: Niels Ferguson,Bruce Schneier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 410

View: 8650

Discusses how to choose and use cryptographic primitives, how to implement cryptographic algorithms and systems, how to protect each part of the system and why, and how to reduce system complexity and increase security.
History

How Democracies Die

Author: Steven Levitsky,Daniel Ziblatt

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 1524762938

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 5507

Fateful alliances -- Gatekeeping in America -- The great Republican abdication -- Subverting democracy -- The guardrails of democracy -- The unwritten rules of American politics -- The unraveling -- Trump against the guardrails -- Saving democracy
Business & Economics

The DevOps Handbook

How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations

Author: Gene Kim,Patrick Debois,John Willis,Jez Humble

Publisher: IT Revolution

ISBN: 194278807X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 581

Science

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

Author: Nicholas Carr

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393079364

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 8469

Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate “Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration of the Internet’s intellectual and cultural consequences yet published. As he describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by “tools of the mind”—from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer—Carr interweaves a fascinating account of recent discoveries in neuroscience by such pioneers as Michael Merzenich and Eric Kandel. Our brains, the historical and scientific evidence reveals, change in response to our experiences. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways. Building on the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, Carr makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic—a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence. He explains how the printed book served to focus our attention, promoting deep and creative thought. In stark contrast, the Internet encourages the rapid, distracted sampling of small bits of information from many sources. Its ethic is that of the industrialist, an ethic of speed and efficiency, of optimized production and consumption—and now the Net is remaking us in its own image. We are becoming ever more adept at scanning and skimming, but what we are losing is our capacity for concentration, contemplation, and reflection. Part intellectual history, part popular science, and part cultural criticism, The Shallows sparkles with memorable vignettes—Friedrich Nietzsche wrestling with a typewriter, Sigmund Freud dissecting the brains of sea creatures, Nathaniel Hawthorne contemplating the thunderous approach of a steam locomotive—even as it plumbs profound questions about the state of our modern psyche. This is a book that will forever alter the way we think about media and our minds.
Political Science

Networks of Rebellion

Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse

Author: Paul Staniland

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801471028

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 2922

The organizational cohesion of insurgent groups is central to explaining patterns of violence, the effectiveness of counterinsurgency, and civil war outcomes. Cohesive insurgent groups produce more effective war-fighting forces and are more credible negotiators; organizational cohesion shapes both the duration of wars and their ultimate resolution. In Networks of Rebellion, Paul Staniland explains why insurgent leaders differ so radically in their ability to build strong organizations and why the cohesion of armed groups changes over time during conflicts. He outlines a new way of thinking about the sources and structure of insurgent groups, distinguishing among integrated, vanguard, parochial, and fragmented groups. Staniland compares insurgent groups, their differing social bases, and how the nature of the coalitions and networks within which these armed groups were built has determined their discipline and internal control. He examines insurgent groups in Afghanistan, 1975 to the present day, Kashmir (1988–2003), Sri Lanka from the 1970s to the defeat of the Tamil Tigers in 2009, and several communist uprisings in Southeast Asia during the Cold War. The initial organization of an insurgent group depends on the position of its leaders in prewar political networks. These social bases shape what leaders can and cannot do when they build a new insurgent group. Counterinsurgency, insurgent strategy, and international intervention can cause organizational change. During war, insurgent groups are embedded in social ties that determine they how they organize, fight, and negotiate; as these ties shift, organizational structure changes as well.