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Securing the Cloud: Cloud Computer Security Techniques and Tactics
Vic (J.R.) WinklerAs companies turn to burgeoning cloud computing technology to streamline and save money, security is a fundamental concern. Loss of certain control and lack of trust make this transition difficult unless you know how to handle it. Securing the Cloud discusses making the move to the cloud while securing your piece of it! The cloud offers flexibility, adaptability, scalability, and in the case of security-resilience. This book details the strengths and weaknesses of securing your company's information with different cloud approaches. Attacks can focus on your infrastructure, communications network, data, or services. The author offers a clear and concise framework to secure your business' assets while making the most of this new technology.Provides a sturdy and stable framework to secure your piece of the cloud, considering alternate approaches such as private vs. public clouds, SaaS vs. IaaS, and loss of control and lack of trustDiscusses the cloud's impact on security roles, highlighting security as a service, data backup, and disaster recoveryDetails the benefits of moving to the cloud-solving for limited availability of space, power, and storage
Technology In Action, Complete (8th Edition)
Alan R. Evans, Kendall Martin and Mary Anne Poatsy In today’s technological age, computer literacy is important for everyone, and now learning the basics is easier than ever. A Computer Concepts Text Focused on Today’s Student,Technology in Action engages students by combining a unique teaching approach with rich companion media. The eighth edition has been updated to reflect the latest developments in computer technology. New interactive learning tools have also been added to enhance student engagement. Student CD is included with every text, containing: ·    Sound Bytes: Multimedia lessons that demystify computer concepts with audio and video presentations. ·    Sound Byte Podcasts: The Sound Bytes are now also available as podcasts. ·    Active Helpdesk Calls: Highly interactive, engaging, almost game-like media that places the student in the role of a helpdesk staffer answering computer technology questions from callers.   Why Computers Matter to You: Becoming Computer Literate; The History of the PC; Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts; Using the Internet; Ethics; Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play; Using System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management; Understanding and Assessing Hardware; Networking and Security: Hackers and Viruses; Protecting Your Computer and Backing Up Your Data; Mobile Computing; Digital Entertainment; System Hardware   With an array of fun and engaging learning tools, Technology in Action teaches students computer fundamentals, from learning Microsoft Office to setting up their own home network.
How Personal & Internet Security Works
Preston GrallaIn 2003, fraud and identity theft cost consumers at least $437 million dollars. In 2004, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission received 247,000 consumer complaints in 2004 (up 15% from 2003), from individuals whose identity was stolen, and according to (2/2005), Americans lost $548 million dollars to identity theft and consumer fraud in 2004. Don't allow yourself to become a part of the statistics!   How Personal and Internet Security Works illustrates in vivid detail the many dangers faced by those who use the Internet to send or receive email, surf the Web, conduct personal business, use a credit card, or even travel to airports and how those dangers can be solved. You'll also get detailed explanations of Internet privacy issues such as spyware, phishing, identity theft, data mining, biometrics, and security cameras, as well as Homeland Security issues such as airport scanning and terrorist screening.  
Practical Programming: An Introduction to Computer Science Using Python (Pragmatic Programmers)
Jennifer Campbell, Paul Gries, Jason Montojo and Greg WilsonComputers are used in every part of science from ecology to particle physics. This introduction to computer science continually reinforces those ties by using real-world science problems as examples. Anyone who has taken a high school science class will be able to follow along as the book introduces the basics of programming, then goes on to show readers how to work with databases, download data from the web automatically, build graphical interfaces, and most importantly, how to think like a professional programmer. Topics covered include: Basic elements of programming from arithmetic to loops and if statements. Using functions and modules to organize programs. Using lists, sets, and dictionaries to organize data. Designing algorithms systematically. Debugging things when they go wrong. Creating and querying databases. Building graphical interfaces to make programs easier to use. Object-oriented programming and programming patterns.
Start & Run a Computer Repair Service (Self-Counsel Press Business)
Lynn Spry and Philip SpryStart & Run a Computer Repair Service is ideal for entrepreneurs interested in opening and operating a computer repair shop and/or mobile on-site repair business. Professionals with a background in IT, retail, and related fields are often interested in branching out on their own. This book examines the nuts and bolts of starting a business in the North America, then delves into the specifics of retail and mobile repair shop ownership and operation.
Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff between Privacy and Security
Daniel J. Solove"If you've got nothing to hide," many people say, "you shouldn't worry about government surveillance." Others argue that we must sacrifice privacy for security. But as Daniel J. Solove argues in this important book, these arguments and many others are flawed. They are based on mistaken views about what it means to protect privacy and the costs and benefits of doing so. The debate between privacy and security has been framed incorrectly as a zero-sum game in which we are forced to choose between one value and the other. Why can't we have both? In this concise and accessible book, Solove exposes the fallacies of many pro-security arguments that have skewed law and policy to favor security at the expense of privacy. Protecting privacy isn't fatal to security measures; it merely involves adequate oversight and regulation. Solove traces the history of the privacy-security debate from the Revolution to the present day. He explains how the law protects privacy and examines concerns with new technologies. He then points out the failings of our current system and offers specific remedies. Nothing to Hide makes a powerful and compelling case for reaching a better balance between privacy and security and reveals why doing so is essential to protect our freedom and democracy. (20110215)
How to Do Everything iCloud
Jason R. RichGet off the ground with Apple's revolutionary iCloud file storage system How to Do Everything: iCloud makes it easy to wirelessly sync, store, and access your favorite files and data. Learn the basics of cloud computing and what you'll need to start using iCloud. Within minutes you'll be using iCloud to effortlessly share and sync iTunes, App Store, and iBookshop purchases; documents, files, and photos; iCal, Address Book data, and more--among all your Mac computers and iOS devices that are linked to the same iCloud account. This step-by-step guide helps you maximize all the powerful and versatile features of iCloud so you can get even more function and enjoyment from your iPad, iPhone, and Mac. Plus, you can easily transfer data, content, documents, and files between your Windows-based PC and Apple iOS devices. Configure and use iCloud Migrate existing Apple MobileMe accounts Evaluate and select the best online storage and music service alternatives to iTunes and iCloud Wirelessly back up your iPhone & iPad using iCloud Use Photo Stream to store, manage, and view digital photos on any computer or iOS device Sync and share iOS apps and app-related data Use iOS devices to stream content to your TV Troubleshoot and solve problems related to using iCloud
Computer System Architecture (3rd Edition)
M. Morris ManoDealing with computer architecture as well as computer organization and design, this fully updated book provides the basic knowledge necessary to understand the hardware operation of digital computers. Written to aid electrical engineers, computer engineers, and computer scientists, the volume includes: KEY FEATURES: the computer architecture, organization, and design associated with computer hardware • the various digital components used in the organization and design of digital computers • detailed steps that a designer must go through in order to design an elementary basic computer • the organization and architecture of the central processing unit • the organization and architecture of input-output and memory • the concept of multiprocessing • two new chapters on pipeline and vector processing • two sections devoted completely to the reduced instruction set computer (RISC) • and sample worked-out problems to clarify topics.
Computer Networks (5th Edition)
Andrew S. Tanenbaum and David J. WetherallComputer Networks, 5/e is appropriate for Computer Networking or Introduction to Networking courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, CIS, MIS, and Business Departments. Tanenbaum takes a structured approach to explaining how networks work from the inside out. He starts with an explanation of the physical layer of networking, computer hardware and transmission systems; then works his way up to network applications. Tanenbaum's in-depth application coverage includes email; the domain name system; the World Wide Web (both client- and server-side); and multimedia (including voice over IP, Internet radio video on demand, video conferencing, and streaming media. Each chapter follows a consistent approach: Tanenbaum presents key principles, then illustrates them utilizing real-world example networks that run through the entire book—the Internet, and wireless networks, including Wireless LANs, broadband wireless and Bluetooth. The Fifth Edition includes a chapter devoted exclusively to network security. The textbook is supplemented by a Solutions Manual, as well as a Website containing PowerPoint slides, art in various forms, and other tools for instruction, including a protocol simulator whereby students can develop and test their own network protocols.
The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery
Tony Hey, Stewart Tansley and Kristin TolleThis book presents the first broad look at the rapidly emerging field of data-intensive science, with the goal of influencing the worldwide scientific and computing research communities and inspiring the next generation of scientists. Increasingly, scientific breakthroughs will be powered by advanced computing capabilities that help researchers manipulate and explore massive datasets. The speed at which any given scientific discipline advances will depend on how well its researchers collaborate with one another, and with technologists, in areas of eScience such as databases, workflow management, visualization, and cloud-computing technologies. This collection of essays expands on the vision of pioneering computer scientist Jim Gray for a new, fourth paradigm of discovery based on data-intensive science and offers insights into how it can be fully realized.

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