Security Strategies in Linux Platforms and Applications

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Author: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC,Michael Jang

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449638449

Category: Computers

Page: 160

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PART OF THE NEW JONES & BARTLETT LEARNING INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY & ASSURANCE SERIES! Security Strategies in Linux Platforms and Applications covers every major aspect of security on a Linux system. Written by an industry expert, this book is divided into three natural parts to illustrate key concepts in the field. It opens with a discussion on the risks, threats, and vulnerabilities associated with Linux as an operating system using examples from Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu. Part 2 discusses how to take advantage of the layers of security available to Linux—user and group options, filesystems, and security options for important services, as well as the security modules associated with AppArmor and SELinux. The book closes with a look at the use of both open source and proprietary tools when building a layered security strategy for Linux operating system environments. Using real-world examples and exercises, this useful resource incorporates hands-on activities to walk students through the fundamentals of security strategies related to the Linux system.

Security Strategies in Windows Platforms and Applications

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Author: Michael G. Solomon

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284031667

Category: Computers

Page: 400

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PART OF THE NEW JONES & BARTLETT LEARNING INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY & ASSURANCE SERIES More than 90 percent of individuals, students, educators, businesses, organizations, and governments use Microsoft Windows, which has experienced frequent attacks against its well-publicized vulnerabilities. Revised and updated to keep pace with this ever changing field, Security Strategies in Windows Platforms and Applications, Second Edition focuses on new risks, threats, and vulnerabilities associated with the Microsoft Windows operating system. Particular emphasis is placed on Windows XP, Vista, and 7 on the desktop, and Windows Server 2003 and 2008 versions. It highlights how to use tools and techniques to decrease risks arising from vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows operating systems and applications. The book also includes a resource for readers desiring more information on Microsoft Windows OS hardening, application security, and incident management. With its accessible writing style, and step-by-step examples, this must-have resource will ensure readers are educated on the latest Windows security. Key Features: -Discusses the Microsoft Windows Threat Landscape -Highlights Microsoft Windows security features -Covers managing security in Microsoft Windows -Explains hardening Microsoft Windows operating systems and applications -Reviews security trends for Microsoft Windows computers Instructor Materials for Security Strategies in Windows Platforms and Applications include: PowerPoint Lecture Slides Exam Questions Case Scenarios/Handouts

Fundamentals of Information Systems Security

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Author: Kim

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284128237

Category: Medical

Page: 548

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Revised and updated with the latest data in the field, Fundamentals of Information Systems Security, Third Edition provides a comprehensive overview of the essential concepts readers must know as they pursue careers in information systems security. The text opens with a discussion of the new risks, threats, and vulnerabilities associated with the transition to a digital world. Part 2 presents a high level overview of the Security+ Exam and provides students with information as they move toward this certification.

Cities and Flooding

A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century

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Author: Abhas K. Jha,Robin Bloch,Jessica Lamond

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821394770

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 632

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Urban flooding is an increasing challenge today to the expanding cities and towns of developing countries. This Handbook is a state-of-the art, user-friendly operational guide that shows decision makers and specialists how to effectively manage the risk of floods in rapidly urbanizing settings--and within the context of a changing climate.

Geographic Information Systems and Science

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Author: Paul A. Longley,Mike Goodchild,David J. Maguire,David W. Rhind

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470721448

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

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The Third Edition of this bestselling textbook has been fully revised and updated to include the latest developments in the field and still retains its accessible format to appeal to a broad range of students. Now divided into five clear sections the book investigates the unique, complex and difficult problems that are posed by geographic information and together they build into a holistic understanding of the key principles of GIS. This is the most current, authoritative and comprehensive treatment of the field, that goes from fundamental principles to the big picture of: GIS and the New World Order security, health and well-being digital differentiation in GIS consumption the core organizing role of GIS in Geography the greening of GIS grand challenges of GIScience science and explanation Key features: Four-colour throughout Associated website with free online resources Teacher’s manual available for lecturers A complete learning resource, with accompanying instructor links, free online lab resources and personal syllabi Includes learning objectives and review boxes throughout each chapter New in this edition: Completely revised with a new five part structure: Foundations; Principles; Techniques; Analysis; Management and Policy All new personality boxes of current GIS practitioners New chapters on Distributed GIS, Map Production, Geovisualization, Modeling, and Managing GIS

Adaptive Health Management Information Systems: Concepts, Cases, & Practical Applications

Concepts, Cases, & Practical Applications

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Author: Joseph Tan,Fay Cobb Payton

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449658210

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

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This book covers all the fundamental concepts of Health Management Information Systems (HMIS), provides relevant and current HMIS cases throughout, and touches on emerging technologies. Topics include: information systems from a managerial perspective; roles of cio/cto for healthcare services organizations; HMIS hardware/software concepts; HMIS database concepts.Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Open Development

Networked Innovations in International Development

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Author: Matthew L. Smith,Katherine M. A. Reilly,Yochai Benkler

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262319624

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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The emergence of open networked models made possible by digital technology has the potential to transform international development. Open network structures allow people to come together to share information, organize, and collaborate. Open development harnesses this power, to create new organizational forms and improve people's lives; it is not only an agenda for research and practice but also a statement about how to approach international development. In this volume, experts explore a variety of applications of openness, addressing challenges as well as opportunities.Open development requires new theoretical tools that focus on real world problems, consider a variety of solutions, and recognize the complexity of local contexts. After exploring the new theoretical terrain, the book describes a range of cases in which open models address such specific development issues as biotechnology research, improving education, and access to scholarly publications. Contributors then examine tensions between open models and existing structures, including struggles over privacy, intellectual property, and implementation. Finally, contributors offer broader conceptual perspectives, considering processes of social construction, knowledge management, and the role of individual intent in the development and outcomes of social models. ContributorsCarla Bonina, Ineke Buskens, Leslie Chan, Abdallah Daar, Jeremy de Beer, Mark Graham, Eve Gray, Anita Gurumurthy, Havard Haarstad, Blane Harvey, Myra Khan, Melissa Loudon, Aaron K. Martin, Hassan Masum, Chidi Oguamanam, Katherine M. A. Reilly, Ulrike Rivett, Karl Schroeder, Parminder Jeet Singh, Matthew L. Smith, Marshall S. SmithCopublished with the International Development Research Centre of Canada (IDRC)

Lab Manual to Accompany Fundamentals of Information Systems Security

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Author: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 144963835X

Category: Computers

Page: 152

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PART OF THE NEW JONES & BARTLETT LEARNING INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY & ASSURANCE SERIES!Fundamentals of Information System Security provides a comprehensive overview of the essential concepts readers must know as they pursue careers in information systems security. The text opens with a discussion of the new risks, threats, and vulnerabilities associated with the transformation to a digital world, including a look at how business, government, and individuals operate today. Part 2 is adapted from the Official (ISC)2 SSCP Certified Body of Knowledge and presents a high-level overview of each of the seven domains within the System Security Certified Practitioner certification. The book closes with a resource for readers who desire additional material on information security standards, education, professional certifications, and compliance laws. With its practical, conversational writing style and step-by-step examples, this text is a must-have resource for those entering the world of information systems security.Instructor Materials for Fundamentals of Information System Security include:PowerPoint Lecture SlidesExam QuestionsCase Scenarios/Handouts.

Hacker Techniques, Tools, and Incident Handling

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Author: Sean-Philip Oriyano,Michael G. Solomon

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284176843

Category: Computers

Page: 408

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Hacker Techniques, Tools, and Incident Handling, Third Edition begins with an examination of the landscape, key terms, and concepts that a security professional needs to know about hackers and computer criminals who break into networks, steal information, and corrupt data. It goes on to review the technical overview of hacking: how attacks target networks and the methodology they follow. The final section studies those methods that are most effective when dealing with hacking attacks, especially in an age of increased reliance on the Web. Written by subject matter experts, with numerous real-world examples, Hacker Techniques, Tools, and Incident Handling, Third Edition provides readers with a clear, comprehensive introduction to the many threats on our Internet environment and security and what can be done to combat them.

Health 4.0: How Virtualization and Big Data are Revolutionizing Healthcare

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Author: Christoph Thuemmler,Chunxue Bai

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319476173

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 254

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This book describes how the creation of new digital services—through vertical and horizontal integration of data coming from sensors on top of existing legacy systems—that has already had a major impact on industry is now extending to healthcare. The book describes the fourth industrial revolution (i.e. Health 4.0), which is based on virtualization and service aggregation. It shows how sensors, embedded systems, and cyber-physical systems are fundamentally changing the way industrial processes work, their business models, and how we consume, while also affecting the health and care domains. Chapters describe the technology behind the shift of point of care to point of need and away from hospitals and institutions; how care will be delivered virtually outside hospitals; that services will be tailored to individuals rather than being designed as statistical averages; that data analytics will be used to help patients to manage their chronic conditions with help of smart devices; and that pharmaceuticals will be interactive to help prevent adverse reactions. The topics presented will have an impact on a variety of healthcare stakeholders in a continuously global and hyper-connected world. · Presents explanations of emerging topics as they relate to e-health, such as Industry 4.0, Precision Medicine, Mobile Health, 5G, Big Data, and Cyber-physical systems; · Provides overviews of technologies in addition to possible application scenarios and market conditions; · Features comprehensive demographic and statistic coverage of Health 4.0 presented in a graphical manner.

Information Security Illuminated

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Author: Michael G. Solomon,Mike Chapple,University of Notre Dame Mike Chapple

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763789356

Category: Computers

Page: 447

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A comprehensive survey of the most current and critical information security practices, Information Security Illuminated is an excellent introduction to the fundamental concepts and applications for students and professionals alike. Key security concepts are discussed with clear, accessible language and reinforced by a large number of scenario-based exercises and practical review questions. Readers are then able to apply their knowledge through hands-on experience with computer security-related tools. Coverage begins with the basics of computer security (CIA and DAD triads, risk analysis, etc.), and moves quickly through to important, real-world topics such as access control methodologies, security principles and practices, business continuity planning and disaster recovery, firewalls, incident handling, and much more. In addition to providing the requisite material for a complete course in information security practices, the book can be used as a self-study guide for many of the basic security certifications.

Human-Computer Interaction: Interaction Modalities and Techniques

15th International Conference, HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21-26, 2013, Proceedings

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Author: Masaaki Kurosu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642393306

Category: Computers

Page: 768

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The five-volume set LNCS 8004--8008 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2013, held in Las Vegas, NV, USA in July 2013. The total of 1666 papers and 303 posters presented at the HCII 2013 conferences was carefully reviewed and selected from 5210 submissions. These papers address the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of human-computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas. This volume contains papers in the thematic area of human-computer interaction, addressing the following major topics: speech, natural language and auditory interfaces; gesture and eye-gaze based Interaction; touch-based interaction; haptic interaction; graphical user interfaces and visualisation.

Computer Applications in Pharmaceutical Research and Development

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Author: Sean Ekins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470037229

Category: Medical

Page: 805

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A unique, holistic approach covering all functions and phases of pharmaceutical research and development While there are a number of texts dedicated to individual aspects of pharmaceutical research and development, this unique contributed work takes a holistic and integrative approach to the use of computers in all phases of drug discovery, development, and marketing. It explains how applications are used at various stages, including bioinformatics, data mining, predicting human response to drugs, and high-throughput screening. By providing a comprehensive view, the book offers readers a unique framework and systems perspective from which they can devise strategies to thoroughly exploit the use of computers in their organizations during all phases of the discovery and development process. Chapters are organized into the following sections: * Computers in pharmaceutical research and development: a general overview * Understanding diseases: mining complex systems for knowledge * Scientific information handling and enhancing productivity * Computers in drug discovery * Computers in preclinical development * Computers in development decision making, economics, and market analysis * Computers in clinical development * Future applications and future development Each chapter is written by one or more leading experts in the field and carefully edited to ensure a consistent structure and approach throughout the book. Figures are used extensively to illustrate complex concepts and multifaceted processes. References are provided in each chapter to enable readers to continue investigating a particular topic in depth. Finally, tables of software resources are provided in many of the chapters. This is essential reading for IT professionals and scientists in the pharmaceutical industry as well as researchers involved in informatics and ADMET, drug discovery, and technology development. The book's cross-functional, all-phases approach provides a unique opportunity for a holistic analysis and assessment of computer applications in pharmaceutics.

Software Engineering

A Practitioner's Approach

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Author: Roger S. Pressman,Bruce R. Maxim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781259253157

Category: Computers

Page: 941

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Focuses on used software engineering methods and can de-emphasize or completely eliminate discussion of secondary methods, tools and techniques.

Network Security, Firewalls, and VPNs

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Author: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449638503

Category: Computers

Page: 160

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PART OF THE NEW JONES & BARTLETT LEARNING INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY & ASSURANCE SERIES! Network Security, Firewalls, and VPNs provides a unique, in-depth look at the major business challenges and threats that are introduced when an organization’s network is connected to the public Internet. Written by an industry expert, this book provides a comprehensive explanation of network security basics, including how hackers access online networks and the use of Firewalls and VPNs to provide security countermeasures. Using examples and exercises, this book incorporates hands-on activities to prepare the reader to disarm threats and prepare for emerging technologies and future attacks.

Guide to Cloud Computing

Principles and Practice

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Author: Richard Hill,Laurie Hirsch,Peter Lake,Siavash Moshiri

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447146034

Category: Computers

Page: 278

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This book describes the landscape of cloud computing from first principles, leading the reader step-by-step through the process of building and configuring a cloud environment. The book not only considers the technologies for designing and creating cloud computing platforms, but also the business models and frameworks in real-world implementation of cloud platforms. Emphasis is placed on “learning by doing,” and readers are encouraged to experiment with a range of different tools and approaches. Topics and features: includes review questions, hands-on exercises, study activities and discussion topics throughout the text; demonstrates the approaches used to build cloud computing infrastructures; reviews the social, economic, and political aspects of the on-going growth in cloud computing use; discusses legal and security concerns in cloud computing; examines techniques for the appraisal of financial investment into cloud computing; identifies areas for further research within this rapidly-moving field.

Green Illusions

The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism

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Author: Ozzie Zehner

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803243367

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 437

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We don’t have an energy crisis. We have a consumption crisis. And this book, which takes aim at cherished assumptions regarding energy, offers refreshingly straight talk about what’s wrong with the way we think and talk about the problem. Though we generally believe we can solve environmental problems with more energy—more solar cells, wind turbines, and biofuels—alternative technologies come with their own side effects and limitations. How, for instance, do solar cells cause harm? Why can’t engineers solve wind power’s biggest obstacle? Why won’t contraception solve the problem of overpopulation lying at the heart of our concerns about energy, and what will? This practical, environmentally informed, and lucid book persuasively argues for a change of perspective. If consumption is the problem, as Ozzie Zehner suggests, then we need to shift our focus from suspect alternative energies to improving social and political fundamentals: walkable communities, improved consumption, enlightened governance, and, most notably, women’s rights. The dozens of first steps he offers are surprisingly straightforward. For instance, he introduces a simple sticker that promises a greater impact than all of the nation’s solar cells. He uncovers why carbon taxes won’t solve our energy challenges (and presents two taxes that could). Finally, he explores how future environmentalists will focus on similarly fresh alternatives that are affordable, clean, and can actually improve our well-being. Watch a book trailer.

Computer Networking Illuminated

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Author: Diane Barrett,Todd King

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763726768

Category: Computers

Page: 832

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Included are numerous Challenge Exercises, which allow students to gain hands-on experience with networking related tools and utilities, and Challenge Scenarios.

Digital Insurance

Business Innovation in the Post-Crisis Era

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Author: Bernardo Nicoletti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137553278

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 339

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This book explores the ways in which the adoption of new paradigms, processes, and technologies can lead to greater revenue, cost efficiency and control, as well as improved business agility in the insurance industry.

Trends and Applications in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

PAKDD 2013 Workshops: DMApps, DANTH, QIMIE, BDM, CDA, CloudSD, Golden Coast, QLD, Australia, Revised Selected Papers

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Author: Jiuyong Li,Longbing Cao,Can Wang,Kay Chen Tan,Bo Liu,Jian Pei,Vincent S. Tseng

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642403190

Category: Computers

Page: 556

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings at PAKDD Workshops 2013, affiliated with the 17th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD) held in Gold Coast, Australia in April 2013. The 47 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 92 submissions. The workshops affiliated with PAKDD 2013 include: Data Mining Applications in Industry and Government (DMApps), Data Analytics for Targeted Healthcare (DANTH), Quality Issues, Measures of Interestingness and Evaluation of Data Mining Models (QIMIE), Biologically Inspired Techniques for Data Mining (BDM), Constraint Discovery and Application (CDA), Cloud Service Discovery (CloudSD).