Packed with dastardly details, this collection shares thrilling tales of spies from the ancient world of Sun Tzu to the latest cyber threats. From James Bond to Mata Hari, in scores of books and movies, and on the front pages of newspapers, spies have always captured our imagination. But what’s the truth behind the fiction? The Secrets of Spies sheds light on the mysterious life of the spy, explaining the real-life origins of spying, examining some of history’s most notorious spies and spycatchers, and revealing the role espionage plays today in business, politics, and everyday life. Filled with lavish illustrations and hundreds of full-color photographs, this book provides hours of fun and entertainment for any reader. Narrated in an engaging, compelling style, The Secrets of Spies is a thrilling, in-depth global investigation of the hidden history of espionage. From ninja assassins to computer hackers, the book uncovers the tools, tricks, and techniques that make up the daring art of the spy.
In today's extensively wired world, cryptology is vital for guarding communication channels, databases, and software from intruders. Increased processing and communications speed, rapidly broadening access and multiplying storage capacity tend to make systems less secure over time, and security becomes a race against the relentless creativity of the unscrupulous. The revised and extended third edition of this classic reference work on cryptology offers a wealth of new technical and biographical details. The book presupposes only elementary mathematical knowledge. Spiced with exciting, amusing, and sometimes personal accounts from the history of cryptology, it will interest general a broad readership.
Cryptology, for millennia a "secret science", is rapidly gaining in practical importance for the protection of communication channels, databases, and software. Beside its role in computerized information systems, cryptology is finding more and more applications inside computer systems and networks, extending to access rights and source file protection. The first part of this book treats secret codes and their uses - cryptography - before moving on to the process of covertly decrypting a secret code - cryptanalysis. Spiced with a wealth of exciting, amusing, and occasionally personal stories from the history of cryptology, and presupposing only elementary mathematical knowledge, this book will also stimulate general readers.
Bestselling author Bruce Schneier offers his expert guidance onachieving security on a network Internationally recognized computer security expert Bruce Schneieroffers a practical, straightforward guide to achieving securitythroughout computer networks. Schneier uses his extensive fieldexperience with his own clients to dispel the myths that oftenmislead IT managers as they try to build secure systems. Thispractical guide provides readers with a better understanding of whyprotecting information is harder in the digital world, what theyneed to know to protect digital information, how to assess businessand corporate security needs, and much more. * Walks the reader through the real choices they have now fordigital security and how to pick and choose the right one to meettheir business needs * Explains what cryptography can and can't do in achieving digitalsecurity
Steganography is the art of secret writing. The purpose of steganography is to hide the presence of a message from the intruder by using state-of-the-art methods, algorithms, architectures, models, and methodologies in the domains of cloud, internet of things (IoT), and the Android platform. Though security controls in cloud computing, IoT, and Android platforms are not much different than security controls in an IT environment, they might still present different types of risks to an organization than the classic IT solutions. Therefore, a detailed discussion is needed in case there is a breach in security. It is important to review the security aspects of cloud, IoT, and Android platforms related to steganography to determine how this new technology is being utilized and improved continuously to protect information digitally. The benefits and challenges, along with the current and potential developments for the future, are important keystones in this critical area of security research. Multidisciplinary Approach to Modern Digital Steganography reviews the security aspects of cloud, IoT, and Android platforms related to steganography and addresses emerging security concerns, new algorithms, and case studies in the field. Furthermore, the book presents a new approach to secure data storage on cloud infrastructure and IoT along with including discussions on optimization models and security controls that could be implemented. Other important topics include data transmission, deep learning techniques, machine learning, and both image and text stenography. This book is essential for forensic engineers, forensic analysts, cybersecurity analysts, cyber forensic examiners, security engineers, cybersecurity network analysts, cyber network defense analysts, and digital forensic examiners along with practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students interested in the latest techniques and state-of-the-art methods in digital steganography.
This book presents the latest, innovative research findings on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud, and Internet Computing. It gathers the Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing, held on November 8–10, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. These computing technologies have rapidly established themselves as breakthrough paradigms for solving complex problems by enabling the aggregation and sharing of an increasing variety of distributed computational resources at large scale. Grid Computing originated as a paradigm for high-performance computing, offering an alternative to expensive supercomputers through different forms of large-scale distributed computing, while P2P Computing emerged as a new paradigm after client-server and web-based computing and has shown to be useful in the development of social networking, B2B (Business to Business), B2C (Business to Consumer), B2G (Business to Government), B2E (Business to Employee), and so on. Cloud Computing has been defined as a “computing paradigm where the boundaries of computing are determined by economic rationale rather than technical limits”. Cloud computing has quickly been adopted in a broad range of application domains and provides utility computing at large scale. Lastly, Internet Computing is the basis of any large-scale distributed computing paradigm; it has very rapidly developed into a flourishing field with an enormous impact on today’s information societies, serving as a universal platform comprising a large variety of computing forms such as Grid, P2P, Cloud and Mobile computing. The aim of the book “Advances on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing” is to provide the latest findings, methods and development techniques from both theoretical and practical perspectives, and to reveal synergies between these large-scale computing paradigms.
This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Big data Technologies and Applications, BDTA 2016, held in Seoul, South Korea, in November 2016. BDTA 2016 was collocated with the First International Workshop on Internet of Things, Social Network, and Security in Big Data, ISSB 2016 and the First International Workshop on Digital Humanity with Big Data, DiHuBiDa 2016. The 17 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 25 submissions and handle theoretical foundations and practical applications which premise the new generation of data analytics and engineering.
This book intends to provide a comprehensive overview on different aspects of mechanisms and techniques for information security. It is written for students, researchers, and professionals studying in the field of multimedia security and steganography. Multimedia security and steganography is especially relevant due to the global scale of digital multimedia and the rapid growth of the Internet. Digital watermarking technology can be used to guarantee authenticity and can be applied as proof that the content has not been altered since insertion. Updated techniques and advances in watermarking are explored in this new edition. The combinational spatial and frequency domains watermarking technique provides a new concept of enlarging the embedding capacity of watermarks. The genetic algorithm (GA) based watermarking technique solves the rounding error problem and provide an efficient embedding approach. Each chapter provides the reader with a fundamental, theoretical framework, while developing the extensive advanced techniques and considering the essential principles of the digital watermarking and steganographic systems. Several robust algorithms that are presented throughout illustrate the framework and provide assistance and tools in understanding and implementing the fundamental principles.