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CyberStorm
by Matthew Mather

Language

English

Pages

358

Publication Date

March 15, 2013

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<p>The incredibly realistic story of one family's struggle to survive the destruction of New York in a massive terror attack. <strong>Million-copy bestseller now in development for film by 20th Century Fox.</strong><br /></p><p>"I couldn't put it down...shows how dangerous our transition to an interconnected infrastructure has become." <em>Karic Allega</em>, <strong>Joint Military Cyber Command, US NAVY</strong><br /></p><hr /><p><strong>NEW YORK GOES DARK IN THE DEAD OF WINTER...<br /><br />A TERRIFYING MYSTERY BEGINS...<br /><br />BUT WHO IS THE ENEMY? AND <em>WILL THEY STRIKE AGAIN?</em></strong><br /></p><hr /><p>Mike Mitchell is an average New Yorker struggling just to keep his family together when a string of disasters shreds the bustling megacity around them.<br /><br />The Internet and communication networks go down...a deadly epidemic rages across the country...then a monster snowstorm cuts New York off from the world.<br /><br />Days go by without contact to the outside world. Then weeks. Murder and vigilante justice replace law and order. Millions fight to survive.<br /><br />In the chaos, conspiracy theories rage about a foreign cyberattack. Was it the North Koreans? The Russians? The Chinese? Might it be the first shockwave of a global shift in power? But even these questions become unimportant as Mike and his family struggle for survival in the wintry tomb of a doomed New York.<br /><br /><strong>FROM THE BACK COVER</strong><br /><br />Matthew Mather is a leading cybersecurity expert who presented in Washington to the FBI and CIA, warning of the impending danger of possible cyberattacks like the one that "hobbled Atlanta" in March of 2018 as reported by The New York Times.<br /><br />Translated in twenty three countries, <em>CyberStorm</em> is a worldwide bestseller, a new apocalyptic disaster classic in the spirit of <em>On the Beach</em>, <em>Alas Babylon</em>, <em>One Second After</em>, and <em>Lucifer's Hammer</em> that will appeal to fans of Tom Clancy and Brad Thor.<br /><br />Award-winner of the GoodReads Choice Awards in 2013, millions of readers voted <em>CyberStorm</em> into the Top 20 of its category on Goodreads. It has ranked as the number one bestseller in Amazon's technothrillers, conspiracy, military, post-apocalyptic, terrorism, and science fiction categories.</p>
The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age
by David E. Sanger

Language

English

Pages

354

Publication Date

June 19, 2018

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In 2015, Russian hackers tunneled deep into the computer systems of the Democratic National Committee, and the subsequent leaks of the emails they stole may have changed the course of American democracy. But to see the DNC hacks as Trump-centric is to miss the bigger, more important story: Within that same year, the Russians not only had broken into networks at the White House, the State Department, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but had placed implants in American electrical and nuclear plants that could give them the power to switch off vast swaths of the country. This was the culmination of a decade of escalating digital sabotage among the world’s powers, in which Americans became the collateral damage as China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia battled in cyberspace to undercut one another in daily just-short-of-war conflict.<br /><br /><i>The Perfect Weapon</i> is the startling inside story of how the rise of cyberweapons transformed geopolitics like nothing since the invention of the atomic bomb. Cheap to acquire, easy to deny, and usable for a variety of malicious purposes—from crippling infrastructure to sowing discord and doubt—cyber is now the weapon of choice for democracies, dictators, and terrorists. Two presidents—Bush and Obama—drew first blood with Operation Olympic Games, which used malicious code to blow up Iran’s nuclear centrifuges, and yet America proved remarkably unprepared when its own weapons were stolen from its arsenal and, during President Trump’s first year, turned back on the US and its allies. The government was often paralyzed, unable to threaten the use of cyberweapons because America was so vulnerable to crippling attacks on its own networks of banks, utilities, and government agencies.<br /><br />Moving from the White House Situation Room to the dens of Chinese government hackers to the boardrooms of Silicon Valley, <i>New York Times</i> national security correspondent David Sanger—who broke the story of Olympic Games in his previous book—reveals a world coming face-to-face with the perils of technological revolution. <i>The Perfect Weapon </i>is the dramatic story of how great and small powers alike slipped into a new era of constant sabotage, misinformation, and fear, in which everyone is a target.
Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley (As To...
by Adam Fisher

Language

English

Pages

512

Publication Date

July 10, 2018

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<div><b>"This is the most important book on Silicon Valley I've read in two decades. It will take us all back to our roots in the counterculture, and will remind us of the true nature of the innovation process, before we tried to tame it with slogans and buzzwords." -- </b><b>Po Bronson, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Nudist on the Late Shift</i> and<i> Nurtureshock</i></b></div> <b><div><b><br /></b></div>A candid, colorful, and comprehensive oral history that reveals the secrets of Silicon Valley -- from the origins of Apple and Atari to the present day clashes of Google and Facebook, and all the start-ups and disruptions that happened along the way.</b><div><br /></div><div>Rarely has one economy asserted itself as swiftly--and as aggressively--as the entity we now know as Silicon Valley. Built with a seemingly permanent culture of reinvention, Silicon Valley does not fight change; it embraces it, and now powers the American economy and global innovation.<br /><br /> So how did this omnipotent and ever-morphing place come to be? It was not by planning. It was, like many an empire before it, part luck, part timing, and part ambition. And part pure, unbridled genius...<br /><br />Drawing on over two hundred in-depth interviews, VALLEY OF GENIUS takes readers from the dawn of the personal computer and the internet, through the heyday of the web, up to the very moment when our current technological reality was invented. It interweaves accounts of invention and betrayal, overnight success and underground exploits, to tell the story of Silicon Valley like it has never been told before. Read it to discover the stories that Valley insiders tell each other: the tall tales that are all, improbably, true.</div>
101 Handy Tech Tips for the iPhone: presented by Rich On Tech
by Rich DeMuro

Language

English

Pages

422

Publication Date

June 13, 2018

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<p><strong>The tips, tricks and suggestions you need to get the most out of your iPhone. Written by a tech reporter who has fielded hundreds of emails from everyday folks struggling to understand their devices.</strong></p><p><em>101 Handy Tech Tips for the iPhone</em> is written so anyone can follow the steps and learn. There's no complex language and the tips will delight beginners and impress even the most expert user.<br /></p><p>Some of the things you'll learn?<br /></p><p>From the basics, like How to Take a Screenshot (tip #1) to the advanced, like How to Change the Brightness of the Flashlight (tip #9).</p><p>Did you know your iPhone has a built in Document Scanner (tip #58) or a magnifying glass (tip #5)?</p><p>Learn how to find the hidden level tool on your iPhone (tip #16), Cancel a subscription (tip #66) or share apps and movies you've paid for with other household family members (tips #64 and #65).</p><p>You will love learning how to unlock the full potential of your iPhone using this guide.</p><p><em>Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro appears on the #1 rated KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles and on KFI AM 640 Los Angeles. He is also the fill in host for a nationally syndicated technology radio show. He is on a mission to help everyday folks understand technology and get the most out of their gadgets and apps.</em></p>
Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Lis...
by Donald Miller

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<p><strong><em>New York Times </em>bestselling author Donald Miller uses the seven universal elements of powerful stories to teach readers how to dramatically improve how they connect with customers and grow their businesses.</strong></p><p>Donald Miller’s StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides readers with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services. <em>Building a StoryBrand</em> does this by teaching readers the seven universal story points all humans respond to; the real reason customers make purchases; how to simplify a brand message so people understand it; and how to create the most effective messaging for websites, brochures, and social media. Whether you are the marketing director of a multibillion dollar company, the owner of a small business, a politician running for office, or the lead singer of a rock band, <em>Building a StoryBrand</em> will forever transform the way you talk about who you are, what you do, and the unique value you bring to your customers.</p>
The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect
by , Dana Mackenzie

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English

Pages

432

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<div><b>A Turing Award-winning computer scientist and statistician shows how understanding causality has revolutionized science and will revolutionize artificial intelligence</b></div><div><b><br /></b></div><div>"Correlation is not causation." This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk. Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated by Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and established causality--the study of cause and effect--on a firm scientific basis. His work explains how we can know easy things, like whether it was rain or a sprinkler that made a sidewalk wet; and how to answer hard questions, like whether a drug cured an illness. Pearl's work enables us to know not just whether one thing causes another: it lets us explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It shows us the essence of human thought and key to artificial intelligence. Anyone who wants to understand either needs <i>The Book of Why</i>.<br /><br /></div><div><br /></div>
Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intellige...
by , Avi Goldfarb

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

April 17, 2018

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<p><b>"What does AI mean for your business? Read this book to find out." -- Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google</b></p><p>Artificial intelligence does the seemingly impossible, magically bringing machines to life--driving cars, trading stocks, and teaching children. But facing the sea change that AI will bring can be paralyzing. How should companies set strategies, governments design policies, and people plan their lives for a world so different from what we know? In the face of such uncertainty, many analysts either cower in fear or predict an impossibly sunny future.</p><p>But in <i>Prediction Machines</i>, three eminent economists recast the rise of AI as a drop in the cost of prediction. With this single, masterful stroke, they lift the curtain on the AI-is-magic hype and show how basic tools from economics provide clarity about the AI revolution and a basis for action by CEOs, managers, policy makers, investors, and entrepreneurs.</p><p>When AI is framed as cheap prediction, its extraordinary potential becomes clear:<ul><li>Prediction is at the heart of making decisions under uncertainty. Our businesses and personal lives are riddled with such decisions.<li>Prediction tools increase productivity--operating machines, handling documents, communicating with customers.<li>Uncertainty constrains strategy. Better prediction creates opportunities for new business structures and strategies to compete.</ul></p><p>Penetrating, fun, and always insightful and practical, <i>Prediction Machines</i> follows its inescapable logic to explain how to navigate the changes on the horizon. The impact of AI will be profound, but the economic framework for understanding it is surprisingly simple.</p>
Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now
by Jaron Lanier

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English

Pages

146

Publication Date

May 29, 2018

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<p><b>A timely call-to-arms from a Silicon Valley pioneer.</b></p><p>You might have trouble imagining life without your social media accounts, but virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier insists that we’re better off without them. In <i>Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now</i>, Lanier, who participates in no social media, offers powerful and personal reasons for all of us to leave these dangerous online platforms.</p><p>Lanier’s reasons for freeing ourselves from social media’s poisonous grip include its tendency to bring out the worst in us, to make politics terrifying, to trick us with illusions of popularity and success, to twist our relationship with the truth, to disconnect us from other people even as we are more “connected” than ever, to rob us of our free will with relentless targeted ads. How can we remain autonomous in a world where we are under continual surveillance and are constantly being prodded by algorithms run by some of the richest corporations in history that have no way of making money other than being paid to manipulate our behavior? How could the benefits of social media possibly outweigh the catastrophic losses to our personal dignity, happiness, and freedom? Lanier remains a tech optimist, so while demonstrating the evil that rules social media business models today, he also envisions a humanistic setting for social networking that can direct us toward a richer and fuller way of living and connecting with our world.</p>
CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-501 Study Guide
by Darril Gibson

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English

Pages

610

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<b><font>Pass the First Time.</font></b><br /><p>The CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead SY0-501 Study Guide is an update to the top-selling SY0-201, SY0-301, and SY0-401 study guides, which have helped thousands of readers pass the exam the first time they took it. </p><br /><p>It covers all of the SY0-501 objectives and includes the same elements readers raved about in the previous two versions. Each of the eleven chapters presents topics in an easy to understand manner and includes real-world examples of security principles in action. The author uses many of the same analogies and explanations he’s honed in the classroom that have helped hundreds of students master the Security+ content. </p><br /><p>You’ll understand the important and relevant security topics for the Security+ exam, without being overloaded with unnecessary details. Additionally, each chapter includes a comprehensive review section to help you focus on what’s important.</p><br /><p>Over 300 realistic practice test questions with in-depth explanations will help you test your comprehension and readiness for the exam. The book includes a 75 question pre-test, a 75 question post-test, and practice test questions at the end of every chapter. Each practice test question includes a detailed explanation to help you understand the content and the reasoning behind the question. You'll also have access to free online resources including labs and additional practice test questions. Using all of these resources, you’ll be ready to take and pass the exam the first time you take it.</p><br /><p>If you plan to pursue any of the advanced security certifications, this guide will also help you lay a solid foundation of security knowledge. Learn this material, and you’ll be a step ahead for other exams. This SY0-501 study guide is for any IT or security professional interested in advancing in their field, and a must read for anyone striving to master the basics of IT systems security.</p><br /><p>The author supplements the book with blog posts here: http://blogs.getcertifiedgetahead.com/.</p><br /><p>This page provides a full listing of mobile device apps from the author: http://learnzapp.com/partners/darrilgibson/.</p>
(ISC)2 CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional ...
by , Darril Gibson

Language

English

Pages

1104

Publication Date

April 11, 2018

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<b>CISSP Study Guide -  fully updated for the 2018 CISSP Body of Knowledge<br /></b> <p><i>CISSP (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide, 8</i><i>th Edition</i> has been completely updated for the latest 2018 CISSP Body of Knowledge. This bestselling Sybex study guide covers 100% of all exam objectives. You'll prepare for the exam smarter and faster with Sybex thanks to expert content, real-world examples, advice on passing each section of the exam, access to the Sybex online interactive learning environment, and much more. Reinforce what you've learned with key topic exam essentials and chapter review questions.</p> <p>Along with the book, you also get access to Sybex's superior online interactive learning environment that includes:</p> <ul> <li>Four unique 250 question practice exams to help you identify where you need to study more. Get more than 90 percent of the answers correct, and you're ready to take the certification exam.</li> <li>More than 650 Electronic Flashcards to reinforce your learning and give you last-minute test prep before the exam</li> <li>A searchable glossary in PDF to give you instant access to the key terms you need to know for the exam</li> </ul> <p>Coverage of all of the exam topics in the book means you'll be ready for:</p> <ul> <li>Security and Risk Management</li> <li>Asset Security</li> <li>Security Engineering</li> <li>Communication and Network Security</li> <li>Identity and Access Management</li> <li>Security Assessment and Testing</li> <li>Security Operations</li> <li>Software Development Security</li> </ul>

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