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Coverimage of Defend I.T. : Security by Example This weeks choice is the book Defend I.T. : Security by Example by Ajay Gupta, Scott Laliberte found on shelf Computer security
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The battle between IT professionals and those who use the Internet for destructive purposes is raging--and there is no end in sight. Reports of computer crime and incidents from the CERT Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon University more than double each year and are expected to rise. Meanwhile, viruses and worms continue to take down organizations for days. Defend I.T.: Security by Example draws on detailed war stories to identify what was done right and what was done wrong in actual computer-security attacks, giving you the opportunity to benefit from real experiences. Approaches to securing systems and networks vary widely from industry to industry and organization to organization. By examining a variety of real-life incidents compan... .
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Monday 28 January 2013

Reviewer Koos van den Hout wrote in a review for Atlas of the D-Day and Normandy Landings :
A good book showing the planning for the D-Day landings, how things worked out and how they progressed from that point on. Lots of good maps showing developments after D-Day. I visited the Normandy ar ...

Wednesday 02 May 2012

Reviewer Koos van den Hout wrote in a review for Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker :
The story of Kevin Mitnick according to .. Kevin Mitnick. It's really interesting reading his side of the story now, after reading "Takedown" by Tsutomu Shimomura and John Markoff, both not completel ...

Sunday 22 January 2012

Reviewer Koos van den Hout wrote in a review for Crypto : How the Code Rebels Beat the Government -- Saving Privacy in the Digital Age :
The full history of modern computer cryptography. Includes the complete story of breakthroughs like asymmetric encryption which enables a lot of modern security. And the story of the relaxation of the ...

Sunday 22 January 2012

Reviewer Koos van den Hout wrote in a review for Wiring Up The Big Brother Machine...And Fighting It :
Mark Klein was there when the network of telecommunication giant AT&T was 'enhanced' with fiber taps into major links, with the duplicated data going into a secret room under NSA (national security ag ...

Sunday 22 January 2012

Reviewer Koos van den Hout wrote in a review for The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey :
This book is not just 'the best of 2600', this book is also a history of technology, personal freedom, activism, communication systems that have grown and passed away and the people around all these s ...

Sunday 22 January 2012

Reviewer Koos van den Hout wrote in a review for The Hidden Europe: What Eastern Europeans Can Teach Us :
Francis Tapon is not a person to sit still at home. He decided to learn about all of "Eastern Europe" by taking his backpack and visiting those countries in person. He tries to take away the (American ...

Sunday 10 July 2011

Reviewer Koos van den Hout wrote in a review for Diagonal Lengths: Rethinking Our World :
What could be improved to life on this planet if we were able to leave a lot of our current ideas how that life should be behind us and redesign our society. This book is one big thought experiment: w ...

Sunday 27 February 2011

Reviewer Nathalie wrote in a review for Pet Sematary :
I really enjoyed it. If I sum up Stephen King in one word, it would be EERIE. He keeps you capivated with mystery, suspense and unpredictability. Although he is a touch long winded for my taste (examp ...

Wednesday 23 February 2011

Reviewer Koos van den Hout wrote in a review for Look for Our Mother and Our Father :
A book which tries to make the reader rethink lots of things by questioning everything. But the author misses any source of the questions, using only sources like "I think", "I read somewhere" and "I ...

Sunday 13 February 2011

Reviewer Marcella wrote in a review for Matilda :
Excellent book, my favorite part is when Matilda puts crazy glue in his father's hat. Roald Dahl is one of my favorite authors, I wish I could meet him in person to ask him how he writes such good boo ...
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