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Security Controls Evaluation, Testing, and Assessment Handbook

2017/10/20December 7, 2015


Security Controls Evaluation, Testing, and Assessment Handbook provides a current and well-developed approach to evaluation and testing of security controls to prove they are functioning correctly in today's IT systems. This handbook shows you how to evaluate, examine, and test installed security controls in the world of threats and potential breach actions surrounding all industries and systems. If a system is subject to external or internal threats and vulnerabilities - which most are - then this book will provide a useful handbook for how to evaluate the effectiveness of the security controls that are in place. Security Controls Evaluation, Testing, and Assessment Handbook shows you what your security controls are doing and how they are standing up to various inside and outside threats. This handbook provides guidance and techniques for evaluating and testing various computer security controls in IT systems. Author Leighton Johnson shows you how to take FISMA, NIST Guidance, and DOD actions and provide a detailed, hands-on guide to performing assessment events for information security professionals who work with US federal agencies. As of March 2014, all agencies are following the same guidelines under the NIST-based Risk Management Framework. This handbook uses the DOD Knowledge Service and the NIST Families assessment guides as the basis for needs assessment, requirements, and evaluation efforts for all of the security controls. Each of the controls can and should be evaluated in its own unique way, through testing, examination, and key personnel interviews. Each of these methods is discussed. Provides direction on how to use SP800-53A, SP800-115, DOD Knowledge Service, and the NIST Families assessment guides to implement thorough evaluation efforts for the security controls in your organization. Learn how to implement proper evaluation, testing, and assessment procedures and methodologies with step-by-step walkthroughs of all key concepts. Shows you how to implement assessment techniques for each type of control, provide evidence of assessment, and proper reporting techniques.

Promoting Interdisciplinarity in Knowledge Generation and Problem Solving

2017/10/20October 31, 2017


Interdisciplinary research is a method that has become efficient in accelerating scientific discovery. The integration of such processes in problem solving and knowledge generation is a vital part of learning and instruction. Promoting Interdisciplinarity in Knowledge Generation and Problem Solving is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on interdisciplinary projects from around the world, highlighting the broad range of circumstances in which this approach can be effectively used to solve problems and generate new knowledge. Featuring coverage on a number of topics and perspectives such as industrial design, ethnographic methods, and methodological pluralism, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on the promotion of interdisciplinarity for knowledge production. Edited References feature peer-reviewed scholarly chapters that are contributed by a variety of experts from around the world. Offering concise discussions of the latest models and concepts within a specific area, these collaborative publications accommodate the research needs of academicians, professionals, and practitioners, and are suitable supplements for graduate and undergraduate courses.

A Communication Guide for Investor Relations in an Age of Activism

2017/10/20October 17, 2017


Today's competitive corporate environment and the increased expectations of speed in communication make it critical for companies to develop strategic programs for communicating with investors. This book provides an executive overview of the field of investor relations with a focus on what investor relations officers need to know to be successful. Readers will learn the essentials of communicating with investors, the stock market, governance, reputation, and more. With the rise of activist investors, investor relations officers serve as guardians of one of a company's most important assets-its reputation. This book serves as a guide to understanding the history of investor relations and how it has evolved in the age of activist investors. Included are discussions about managing an investor relations program, assessing reputations and how to measure the impact of investor relations efforts. By the end of the book, you will understand the strategic role of investor relations and how activism impacts corporate storytelling, risk, crisis, events, and analyst relations.

How Successful Organizations Implement Change

2017/10/20September 28, 2017


The only constant is change—especially in today’s business environment. Increasing globalization and the rise of new markets and technologies are forcing companies to compete in a more turbulent world than ever. To survive and thrive, organizations must be able to continuously evolve. Unfortunately, people tend to resist change. Uncertainty can be daunting, and people generally prefer to keep doing what they already know, avoiding unfamiliar situations, particularly in their work. The good news is that change can be managed using the same processes many organizations already use in their day-to-day project management activities. After all, every project results in some type of change to an organization. Building on the Project Management Institute’s Managing Change in Organizations: A Practice Guide, and drawing on the project management expertise of a wide variety of authors, How Successful Organizations Implement Change explains the critical aspects of the change management process and outlines the methods that project, program, and portfolio managers can utilize to bring effective change in a complex and transient business context. For practitioners who are directly leading the change effort as well as those affected by it; for executives formulating strategies, even those managing operations; and for academics researching or teaching others about organizational change management, the examples provided in this book cover a broad range of industries and areas of business. How Successful Organizations Implement Change combines the change management knowledge of experts, academics, researchers, and practitioners with tools, processes, and templates, all of which make this volume a valuable resource, a must-have, for leaders of change in organizations.

The Rules of People

2017/10/20October 26, 2017


A PERSONAL CODE FOR GETTING THE BEST FROM EVERYONE.   We all know someone who is a natural ‘people person’. They seem to understand what people really want, what they really think and what they really mean. They can effortlessly get people onside, and keep them happy and motivated.   Is there something they know that the rest of us don't? Is it something we can all learn? The answer is a resounding yes. They know The Rules of People.   These Rules are the guiding principles that show you how to connect with strangers, build strong relationships with friends and colleagues, and even get the best out of difficult people. They will help you say the right thing, do the right thing, and know instinctively how to handle every situation. You’ll have relaxed, easy relationships and you’ll be that person who gets on with everyone.

Security Strategies in Web Applications and Social Networking, 2nd Edition

2017/10/20July 20, 2015


The Second Edition of Security Strategies in Web Applications and Social Networking provides an in-depth look at how to secure mobile users as customer-facing information migrates from mainframe computers and application servers to Web-enabled applications. Written by an industry expert, this book provides a comprehensive explanation of the evolutionary changes that have occurred in computing, communications, and social networking and discusses how to secure systems against all the risks, threats, and vulnerabilities associated with Web-enabled applications accessible via the internet. Using examples and exercises, this book incorporates hands-on activities to prepare readers to successfully secure Web-enabled applications.

Velocity Conference 2017 - London, UK

2017/10/20October 19, 2017


We’ll make the Keynotes available here as soon as possible after they happen. Video of the sessions and tutorials will be available a few weeks after the end of the conference. Velocity London 2017 gathered the planet's best systems engineers, operations and site reliability engineers, systems architects, application developers, and performance engineers to discuss systems engineering, operations, and performance. Clocking in at 50+ hours, this video compilation contains a complete recording of each of the conference's keynotes, tutorials, and technical sessions. With keynotes like Kolton Andrus' (Gremlin) exploration of chaos engineering and Tyler McMullen's (Fastly) dissection of edge computing; tutorials on HTTP/2 development, Go performance analysis, and SRE; technical sessions on the Universal Scalability Law, Strymon performance analysis, and multiregion remote configuration using Consul; multiple sessions on leadership, DevOps, resilience engineering, and serverless; and a speaker list representing the top tech talent at Google, Akamai, NS1, Datadog, PubNub, Bitnami, BBC, and more, this video of Velocity London 2017 is a phenomenal knowledge booster for anyone tasked with building and maintaining complex distributed systems. Learn from 77 of the world's top SREs, systems architects, engineers, CTOs, and CIOs Hear Sara-Jane Dunn (Microsoft Research) unveil biological computation, a new paradigm for computing where information-processing is carried out by cells Listen to Catherine Mulligan (Imperial College London) demystify blockchain and its implications for the future of distributed computing Watch Angie Jones (Twitter) lay out the best ways to create stable and credible continuous integration tests Take in Kavya Joshi's (Samsara) exploration of the fascinating timekeeping mechanisms (e.g., atomic clocks, NTP, hybrid logical clocks) used in real time systems Learn from Christopher Meiklejohn (Instituto Superior Técnico) about Martinelli, a new programming language that allows fault tolerant, highly scalable operations of applications See Janna Brummel (ING Netherlands) describe the process of setting up SRE for a highly regulated global financial institution Watch sessions on networking, traffic, and edge management; distributed data and databases, orchestration, scheduling, and containers; hardware, storage, datacenters, and capacity planning; monitoring, tracing and metrics; and much more

Mixing Audio, 3rd Edition

2017/10/20October 12, 2017


Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices, and Tools, Third Edition is a vital read for anyone wanting to succeed in the field of mixing. This book covers the entire mixing process – from fundamental concepts to advanced techniques. Packed full of photos, graphs, diagrams, and audio samples, it teaches the importance of a mixing vision, how to craft and evaluate your mix, and then take it a step further. The book describes the theory, the tools used, and how these are put into practice while creating mixes. The companion website, featuring over 2,000 audio samples as well as Pro Tools/ Multitrack Audio Sessions, is a perfect complement to the third edition. The new edition includes: A new 'Mixing and The Brain' chapter that provides a cognitive/psychological overview of many?aspects related to and affecting mixing engineers (and, to a narrow extent, listeners). Updated figures and text reflecting recent software updates and trends.

Stepping Up

2017/10/20October 19, 2017


Ever felt like you need an inspired action plan on how to step up?   Stepping up could be about taking on your first leadership or management role. It could be about changing your career, or leaving employment to start up on your own. It could be about changing the way you run a team already under your management.   Whatever your circumstances, you will face the same issues we all do: changing attitudes, changing technology and our fast-moving rollercoaster of a world. Stepping Up will inspire and equip you to understand and respond to that change and develop your ability to lead yourself and others through it.   Follow the practical five point framework on how to step up and fulfil your ambitions: 1. Vision – How to reset your rules in a complex and changing landscape 2. Values – Develop your leadership mission by understanding why you want to lead 3. Velocity – Invest in yourself and build the skills  and capabilities of a great leader 4. Votes – Invest in your team and bring together a fantastic team of people to take you on your journey 5. Victories – Deliver brilliant results and ensure you can deliver on your promises   Accelerate your skills and potential, and take charge of your leadership career.   “This book is so needed. A manual for the leadership generation that want to create their own future.” Kathryn Parsons. Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Decoded.   ““Leadership can be practised at all levels. Step up or step out of the way.” Thales Teixeira, Professor at Harvard University   "Sarah is one of the most inspiring leaders I know, anyone wanting to become one too should read this book."  Baroness Martha Lane Fox, founder of , Chancellor of The Open University, Board Member of Twitter.

Teaming for Quality

2017/10/20January 20, 1999


Never again will project management practitioners have to wonder how to change traditional committees into quality focused, horizon-expanding engines of change! This book links teaming principles, applications and practices with remarkable power and clarity to ready-today/use-today/internalize-today. This wonderfully resourceful book is constructed around two distinct, but closely interrelated, disciplines: quality management and project management. It provides step-by-step techniques for addressing every conceivable kind of issue. Appendices that offer 32 teaming principles and a control systems theory, as well as Shuster's PIC-Process for Innovation and Consensus, serve as foundations for his ethically based approach to participatory management.