Defensive Security Handbook

Author: Lee Brotherston
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491960332
Size: 10.69 MB
Format: PDF
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Despite the increase of high-profile hacks, record-breaking data leaks, and ransomware attacks, many organizations don’t have the budget to establish or outsource an information security (InfoSec) program, forcing them to learn on the job. For companies obliged to improvise, this pragmatic guide provides a security-101 handbook with steps, tools, processes, and ideas to help you drive maximum-security improvement at little or no cost. Each chapter in this book provides step-by-step instructions for dealing with a specific issue, including breaches and disasters, compliance, network infrastructure and password management, vulnerability scanning, and penetration testing, among others. Network engineers, system administrators, and security professionals will learn tools and techniques to help improve security in sensible, manageable chunks. Learn fundamentals of starting or redesigning an InfoSec program Create a base set of policies, standards, and procedures Plan and design incident response, disaster recovery, compliance, and physical security Bolster Microsoft and Unix systems, network infrastructure, and password management Use segmentation practices and designs to compartmentalize your network Explore automated process and tools for vulnerability management Securely develop code to reduce exploitable errors Understand basic penetration testing concepts through purple teaming Delve into IDS, IPS, SOC, logging, and monitoring

Ordinary Genius A Guide For The Poet Within

Author: Kim Addonizio
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393346992
Size: 13.96 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this fresh approach to writing poetry, the coauthor of the perennially popular The Poet's Companion offers sharp insights into the craft of writing. "The creative process is just that," maintains Kim Addonizio. "Not a means to an end, but an ongoing participation." A widely acclaimed poet and finalist for the National Book Award, Addonizio meditates on her own process as she encourages writers to explore both their personal and political worlds, to seek inspiration from poets new and old, and to discover the rich poetic resources of the Internet. Lively, accessible, and informative, Ordinary Genius?provides wisdom gleaned through personal experience and offers a heady variety of writing exercises. Chapters on gender, addiction, race and class, metaphor and line invite each individual writer to find and to hone his or her unique voice. This is the perfect book for both experienced writers and beginners eager to glimpse the angel of poetry.

A Midwife S Tale

Author: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307772985
Size: 14.74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE Drawing on the diaries of one woman in eighteenth-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of the New England frontier. Between 1785 and 1812 a midwife and healer named Martha Ballard kept a diary that recorded her arduous work (in 27 years she attended 816 births) as well as her domestic life in Hallowell, Maine. On the basis of that diary, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich gives us an intimate and densely imagined portrait, not only of the industrious and reticent Martha Ballard but of her society. At once lively and impeccably scholarly, A Midwife's Tale is a triumph of history on a human scale. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Theme Park Landscapes

Author: Robert B. Riley
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks
ISBN: 0884022854
Size: 15.41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Theme parks, their history and reception, are the topic of this collection of twelve essays. The notion of Disneyfication recurs, as some of the authors muse on the human need for artifice, both in general and at specific theme parks, including Stourhead and Kew Park in England, Cades Cove in the US, Huis Ten Bosch in The Netherlands, and folk villages in China. The contributors teach art history, landscape architecture, sociology, English, and geography in the UK and the US. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Your Yosemite

Author: Robert Binnewies
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692856218
Size: 13.67 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The focus is on Yosemite National Park, but in a larger sense it is a cautionary tale about all national parks that novelist Wallace Stegner described as "America's best idea!" Conservationist Larry Rockefeller says of the book, Your Yosemite, "it is a clarion call never to take our parks for granted." The author takes readers past fascinating historic milestones on a literary journey to the message, Your Yosemite!