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CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor Study Guide (Paperback, 4th Edition): David L Cannon, Brian T. O'Hara, Allen... CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor Study Guide (Paperback, 4th Edition)
David L Cannon, Brian T. O'Hara, Allen Keele
R1,521 R995 Discovery Miles 9 950 Save R526 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The ultimate CISA prep guide, with practice exams Sybex's CISA: Certified Information Systems Auditor Study Guide, Fourth Edition is the newest edition of industry-leading study guide for the Certified Information System Auditor exam, fully updated to align with the latest ISACA standards and changes in IS auditing. This new edition provides complete guidance toward all content areas, tasks, and knowledge areas of the exam and is illustrated with real-world examples. All CISA terminology has been revised to reflect the most recent interpretations, including 73 definition and nomenclature changes. Each chapter summary highlights the most important topics on which you'll be tested, and review questions help you gauge your understanding of the material. You also get access to electronic flashcards, practice exams, and the Sybex test engine for comprehensively thorough preparation. For those who audit, control, monitor, and assess enterprise IT and business systems, the CISA certification signals knowledge, skills, experience, and credibility that delivers value to a business. This study guide gives you the advantage of detailed explanations from a real-world perspective, so you can go into the exam fully prepared. * Discover how much you already know by beginning with an assessment test * Understand all content, knowledge, and tasks covered by the CISA exam * Get more in-depths explanation and demonstrations with an all-new training video * Test your knowledge with the electronic test engine, flashcards, review questions, and more The CISA certification has been a globally accepted standard of achievement among information systems audit, control, and security professionals since 1978. If you're looking to acquire one of the top IS security credentials, CISA is the comprehensive study guide you need.

Tools And Weapons - The Promise And The Peril Of The Digital Age (Paperback): Brad Smith, Carol Ann Browne Tools And Weapons - The Promise And The Peril Of The Digital Age (Paperback)
Brad Smith, Carol Ann Browne; Foreword by Bill Gates 1
R355 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R71 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

*THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM BOOK CLUB PICK*

'A clear, compelling guide to some of the most pressing debates in technology today.' Bill Gates, from the foreword

'The de facto ambassador for the technology industry at large.' The New York Times

'One of the few executives willing to speak openly about the industry's most vexing issues.' Sunday Times

Microsoft President Brad Smith operates by a simple core belief: when your technology changes the world, you bear a responsibility to help address the world you have helped create.

This might seem uncontroversial, but it flies in the face of a tech sector long obsessed with rapid growth and sometimes on disruption as an end in itself. While sweeping digital transformation holds great promise, we have reached an inflection point. The world has turned information technology into both a powerful tool and a formidable weapon, and new approaches are needed to manage an era defined by even more powerful inventions like artificial intelligence. Companies that create technology must accept greater responsibility for the future, and governments will need to regulate technology by moving faster and catching up with the pace of innovation.

In Tools and Weapons, Brad Smith and Carol Ann Browne bring us a captivating narrative from the cockpit of one of the world's largest and most powerful tech companies as it finds itself in the middle of some of the thorniest emerging issues of our time. These are challenges that come with no pre-existing playbook, including privacy, cybercrime and cyberwar, social media, the moral conundrums of artificial intelligence, big tech's relationship to inequality, and the challenges for democracy, far and near. While in no way a self-glorifying "Microsoft memoir," the book pulls back the curtain remarkably wide onto some of the company's most crucial recent decision points as it strives to protect the hopes technology offers against the very real threats it also presents. There are huge ramifications for communities and countries, and Brad Smith provides a thoughtful and urgent contribution to that effort.

From Microsoft's President and one of the tech industry's wisest thinkers, a frank and thoughtful reckoning with how to balance enormous promise and existential risk as the digitization of everything accelerates.

In Tools and Weapons, Brad Smith takes us behind the scenes on some of the biggest stories to hit the tech industry in the past decade and some of the biggest threats we face. From Edward Snowden's NSA leak to the NHS WannaCry ransomware attack, this book is essential reading to understand what's happening in the world around us.

If you watched Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates on Netflix, you will find Tools and Weapons equally fascinating.

'This is a colourful and insightful insiders' view of how technology is both empowering us and threatening us. From privacy to cyberattacks, this timely book is a useful guide for how to navigate the digital future.' Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Steve Jobs

Guide to Network Defense and Countermeasures (Paperback, 3rd edition): Randy Weaver, Dean Farwood, Dawn Weaver Guide to Network Defense and Countermeasures (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Randy Weaver, Dean Farwood, Dawn Weaver
R1,237 R1,045 Discovery Miles 10 450 Save R192 (16%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

GUIDE TO NETWORK DEFENSE AND COUNTERMEASURES provides a thorough guide to perimeter defense fundamentals, including intrusion detection and firewalls. This trusted text also covers more advanced topics such as security policies, network address translation (NAT), packet filtering and analysis, proxy servers, virtual private networks (VPN), and network traffic signatures. Thoroughly updated, the new third edition reflects the latest technology, trends, and techniques including virtualization, VMware, IPv6, and ICMPv6 structure, making it easier for current and aspiring professionals to stay on the cutting edge and one step ahead of potential security threats. A clear writing style and numerous screenshots and illustrations make even complex technical material easier to understand, while tips, activities, and projects throughout the text allow you to hone your skills by applying what you learn. Perfect for students and professionals alike in this high-demand, fast-growing field, GUIDE TO NETWORK DEFENSE AND COUNTERMEASURES, Third Edition, is a must-have resource for success as a network security professional.

Business Data Networks and Security, Global Edition (Paperback, 10th edition): Julia Panko, Raymond R. Panko Business Data Networks and Security, Global Edition (Paperback, 10th edition)
Julia Panko, Raymond R. Panko
R1,694 Discovery Miles 16 940 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For undergraduate and graduate courses in Business Data Communication / Networking (MIS) Clear writing style, job-ready detail, and focus on the technologies used in today's marketplace Business Data Networks and Security guides readers through the details of networking, while helping them train for the workplace. It starts with the basics of security and network design and management; goes beyond the basic topology and switch operation covering topics like VLANs, link aggregation, switch purchasing considerations, and more; and covers the latest in networking techniques, wireless networking, with an emphasis on security. With this text as a guide, readers learn the basic, introductory topics as a firm foundation; get sound training for the marketplace; see the latest advances in wireless networking; and learn the importance and ins and outs of security. Teaching and Learning Experience This textbook will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Here's how: The basic, introductory topics provide a firm foundation. Job-level content prepares students with the skills demanded by today's employers. The latest in networking techniques and wireless networking, including a focus on security, keeps students up to date and aware of what's going on in the field. The flow of the text guides students through the material. MyMISLab not included. Students, if MyMISLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyMISLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MyMISLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

Corporate Computer Security, Global Edition (Paperback, 4th edition): Randall J. Boyle, Raymond R. Panko Corporate Computer Security, Global Edition (Paperback, 4th edition)
Randall J. Boyle, Raymond R. Panko
R1,672 Discovery Miles 16 720 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For introductory courses in IT Security. A strong business focus through a solid technical presentation of security tools. Corporate Computer Security provides a strong business focus along with a solid technical understanding of security tools. This text gives students the IT security skills they need for the workplace. This edition is more business focused and contains additional hands-on projects, coverage of wireless and data security, and case studies. This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Here's how: *Encourage Student's to Apply Concepts: Each chapter now contains new hands-on projects that use contemporary software. *Business Environment Focus: This edition includes more of a focus on the business applications of the concepts. Emphasis has been placed on securing corporate information systems, rather than just hosts in general. *Keep Your Course Current and Relevant: New examples, exercises, and research findings appear throughout the text.

BTEC Level 3 National IT Student Book 1 (Paperback, 3rd edition): Karen Anderson, Alan Jarvis, Allen Kaye BTEC Level 3 National IT Student Book 1 (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Karen Anderson, Alan Jarvis, Allen Kaye; Edited by Jenny Phillips; Andrew Smith, … 1
R918 Discovery Miles 9 180 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Resources designed to support learners of the 2010 BTEC Level 3 National IT specification*. Extensive unit coverage: Student Book 1 covers 14 units including all the mandatory units, giving learners the breadth to tailor the course to their needs and interests, when combined with Student Book 2. Functional Skills and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills are embedded in activities throughout the book. WorkSpace case studies take learners into the real world of work, showing them how they can apply their knowledge in a real-life context.

Practical Cryptology and Web Security (Paperback): P.K. Yuen Practical Cryptology and Web Security (Paperback)
P.K. Yuen
R2,177 R1,445 Discovery Miles 14 450 Save R732 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The transfer of information over the world wide web depends critically on secure communications. The need to protect the material we send and receive from cyberspace, from the largest of business transactions to the simplest of personal web-pages, is crucial in ensuring we can continue to use this incredible resource safely. Cryptology provides the most reliable tools for storing or transmitting digital information and is the gold standard for attaining the levels of security our online interactions demand. Taking a step-by-step approach, P. K. Yuen demonstrates how to master web-based security skills including: protecting websites from hackers and viruses; encrypting email; building a secure web-database; performing secure business transactions over the web. Working from a problem-solving perspective, he shows how to implement security solutions and looks from the attacker's point of view at possible challenges to that security. In short, Practical Cryptology and Web Security offers a practical and comprehensive guide to all aspects of web security. This book features over 120 worked examples, many from industry, demonstrate the key considerations in implementing web security. AES, this book examines the latest web technologies in terms of security, including XML Signatures and XML Digital Contracts. PK Yuen is a well known expert on Communications, Internet and the World Wide Web. He has over 13 years' experience working on web technologies including large scale application developments, engineer training and project leadership and working on the security system of the Shanghai Pu Dong airport, China. He also co-authored Practical Web Technologies, published by Addison-Wesley in 2003.

Dark Mirror - Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State (Hardcover): Barton Gellman Dark Mirror - Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State (Hardcover)
Barton Gellman
R708 R559 Discovery Miles 5 590 Save R149 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Wtf Is My Password - Password Book, Password Log Book and Internet Password Organizer, Alphabetical Password Book, Logbook to... Wtf Is My Password - Password Book, Password Log Book and Internet Password Organizer, Alphabetical Password Book, Logbook to Protect Usernames and Passwords, Password Notebook, Password Book Small 6 X 9 (Paperback)
Booki Nova
R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hacking Exposed Computer Forensics (Hardcover, 2nd ed.): Aaron Philipp Hacking Exposed Computer Forensics (Hardcover, 2nd ed.)
Aaron Philipp
R1,832 R1,383 Discovery Miles 13 830 Save R449 (25%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Web Application Hacker's Handbook - Finding and Exploiting Security Flaws (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Dafydd Stuttard,... The Web Application Hacker's Handbook - Finding and Exploiting Security Flaws (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Dafydd Stuttard, Marcus Pinto
R1,245 R751 Discovery Miles 7 510 Save R494 (40%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The highly successful security book returns with a new edition, completely updated Web applications are the front door to most organizations, exposing them to attacks that may disclose personal information, execute fraudulent transactions, or compromise ordinary users. This practical book has been completely updated and revised to discuss the latest step-by-step techniques for attacking and defending the range of ever-evolving web applications. You'll explore the various new technologies employed in web applications that have appeared since the first edition and review the new attack techniques that have been developed, particularly in relation to the client side. * Reveals how to overcome the new technologies and techniques aimed at defending web applications against attacks that have appeared since the previous edition * Discusses new remoting frameworks, HTML5, cross-domain integration techniques, UI redress, framebusting, HTTP parameter pollution, hybrid file attacks, and more * Features a companion web site hosted by the authors that allows readers to try out the attacks described, gives answers to the questions that are posed at the end of each chapter, and provides a summarized methodology and checklist of tasks Focusing on the areas of web application security where things have changed in recent years, this book is the most current resource on the critical topic of discovering, exploiting, and preventing web application security flaws. Also available as a set with, CEHv8: Certified Hacker Version 8 Study Guide, Ethical Hacking and Web Hacking Set, 9781119072171.

Password Book - Logbook to keep track of usernames, passwords and related details (Paperback): Imaginary Planet Publishing Password Book - Logbook to keep track of usernames, passwords and related details (Paperback)
Imaginary Planet Publishing
R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Social Engineering - The Science of Human Hacking (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Christopher Hadnagy Social Engineering - The Science of Human Hacking (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Christopher Hadnagy
R844 R507 Discovery Miles 5 070 Save R337 (40%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Harden the human firewall against the most current threats Social Engineering: The Science of Human Hacking reveals the craftier side of the hacker's repertoire--why hack into something when you could just ask for access? Undetectable by firewalls and antivirus software, social engineering relies on human fault to gain access to sensitive spaces; in this book, renowned expert Christopher Hadnagy explains the most commonly-used techniques that fool even the most robust security personnel, and shows you how these techniques have been used in the past. The way that we make decisions as humans affects everything from our emotions to our security. Hackers, since the beginning of time, have figured out ways to exploit that decision making process and get you to take an action not in your best interest. This new Second Edition has been updated with the most current methods used by sharing stories, examples, and scientific study behind how those decisions are exploited. Networks and systems can be hacked, but they can also be protected; when the "system" in question is a human being, there is no software to fall back on, no hardware upgrade, no code that can lock information down indefinitely. Human nature and emotion is the secret weapon of the malicious social engineering, and this book shows you how to recognize, predict, and prevent this type of manipulation by taking you inside the social engineer's bag of tricks. Examine the most common social engineering tricks used to gain access Discover which popular techniques generally don't work in the real world Examine how our understanding of the science behind emotions and decisions can be used by social engineers Learn how social engineering factors into some of the biggest recent headlines Learn how to use these skills as a professional social engineer and secure your company Adopt effective counter-measures to keep hackers at bay By working from the social engineer's playbook, you gain the advantage of foresight that can help you protect yourself and others from even their best efforts. Social Engineering gives you the inside information you need to mount an unshakeable defense.

Intelligence-Driven Incident Response (Paperback): Scott Roberts, Rebekah Brown Intelligence-Driven Incident Response (Paperback)
Scott Roberts, Rebekah Brown
R1,482 R853 Discovery Miles 8 530 Save R629 (42%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Using a well-conceived incident response plan in the aftermath of an online security breach enables your team to identify attackers and learn how they operate. But, only when you approach incident response with a cyber threat intelligence mindset will you truly understand the value of that information. With this practical guide, you'll learn the fundamentals of intelligence analysis, as well as the best ways to incorporate these techniques into your incident response process. Each method reinforces the other: threat intelligence supports and augments incident response, while incident response generates useful threat intelligence. This book helps incident managers, malware analysts, reverse engineers, digital forensics specialists, and intelligence analysts understand, implement, and benefit from this relationship. In three parts, this in-depth book includes: The fundamentals: get an introduction to cyber threat intelligence, the intelligence process, the incident-response process, and how they all work together Practical application: walk through the intelligence-driven incident response (IDIR) process using the F3EAD process-Find, Fix Finish, Exploit, Analyze, and Disseminate The way forward: explore big-picture aspects of IDIR that go beyond individual incident-response investigations, including intelligence team building

RTFM - Red Team Field Manual (Paperback): Ben Clark RTFM - Red Team Field Manual (Paperback)
Ben Clark
R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Codes, Cryptology and Curves with Computer Algebra (Paperback): Ruud Pellikaan, Xin-Wen Wu, Stanislav Bulygin, Relinde Jurrius Codes, Cryptology and Curves with Computer Algebra (Paperback)
Ruud Pellikaan, Xin-Wen Wu, Stanislav Bulygin, Relinde Jurrius
R1,321 Discovery Miles 13 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This well-balanced text touches on theoretical and applied aspects of protecting digital data. The reader is provided with the basic theory and is then shown deeper fascinating detail, including the current state of the art. Readers will soon become familiar with methods of protecting digital data while it is transmitted, as well as while the data is being stored. Both basic and advanced error-correcting codes are introduced together with numerous results on their parameters and properties. The authors explain how to apply these codes to symmetric and public key cryptosystems and secret sharing. Interesting approaches based on polynomial systems solving are applied to cryptography and decoding codes. Computer algebra systems are also used to provide an understanding of how objects introduced in the book are constructed, and how their properties can be examined. This book is designed for Masters-level students studying mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering or physics.

Adversarial Machine Learning (Hardcover): Anthony D. Joseph, Blaine Nelson, Benjamin I. P. Rubinstein, J. D. Tygar Adversarial Machine Learning (Hardcover)
Anthony D. Joseph, Blaine Nelson, Benjamin I. P. Rubinstein, J. D. Tygar
R2,001 R1,684 Discovery Miles 16 840 Save R317 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written by leading researchers, this complete introduction brings together all the theory and tools needed for building robust machine learning in adversarial environments. Discover how machine learning systems can adapt when an adversary actively poisons data to manipulate statistical inference, learn the latest practical techniques for investigating system security and performing robust data analysis, and gain insight into new approaches for designing effective countermeasures against the latest wave of cyber-attacks. Privacy-preserving mechanisms and the near-optimal evasion of classifiers are discussed in detail, and in-depth case studies on email spam and network security highlight successful attacks on traditional machine learning algorithms. Providing a thorough overview of the current state of the art in the field, and possible future directions, this groundbreaking work is essential reading for researchers, practitioners and students in computer security and machine learning, and those wanting to learn about the next stage of the cybersecurity arms race.

Linux Server Security - Hack and Defend (Paperback): Chris Binnie Linux Server Security - Hack and Defend (Paperback)
Chris Binnie
R1,024 R945 Discovery Miles 9 450 Save R79 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Learn how to attack and defend the world s most popular web server platform Linux Server Security: Hack and Defend presents a detailed guide for experienced admins, aspiring hackers and other IT professionals seeking a more advanced understanding of Linux security. Written by a 20-year veteran of Linux server deployment this book provides the insight of experience along with highly practical instruction. The topics range from the theory of past, current, and future attacks, to the mitigation of a variety of online attacks, all the way to empowering you to perform numerous malicious attacks yourself (in the hope that you will learn how to defend against them). By increasing your understanding of a hacker s tools and mindset you're less likely to be confronted by the all-too-common reality faced by many admins these days: someone else has control of your systems. * Master hacking tools and launch sophisticated attacks: perform SQL injections, deploy multiple server exploits and crack complex passwords. * Defend systems and networks: make your servers invisible, be confident of your security with penetration testing and repel unwelcome attackers. * Increase your background knowledge of attacks on systems and networks and improve all-important practical skills required to secure any Linux server. The techniques presented apply to almost all Linux distributions including the many Debian and Red Hat derivatives and some other Unix-type systems. Further your career with this intriguing, deeply insightful, must-have technical book. Diverse, broadly-applicable and hands-on practical, Linux Server Security: Hack and Defend is an essential resource which will sit proudly on any techie's bookshelf.

(ISC)2 CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide & Practice Tests Bundle (Paperback, 2nd... (ISC)2 CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide & Practice Tests Bundle (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Mike Chapple, David Seidl, James Michael. Stewart, Darril Gibson
R2,036 R1,355 Discovery Miles 13 550 Save R681 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This value-packed packed set for the serious CISSP certification candidate combines the bestselling (ISC)(2) CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide, 8th Edition with an all new collection of Practice Exams to give you the best preparation ever for the high-stakes CISSP Exam. (ISC)(2) CISSP Study Guide, 8th Edition 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. Along with the book, you also get access to Sybex's superior online interactive learning environment that includes four unique 250 question practice exams to help you identify where you need to study more, more than 650 Electronic Flashcards to reinforce your learning and give you last-minute test prep before the exam, a searchable glossary in PDF to give you instant access to the key terms you need to know for the exam. Add to that the all-new (ISC)(2) CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Practice Tests, 2nd edition with 2 more complete 250-question exams and another 100 questions for each of the 8 domains and you'll be as ready as you can be for the CISSP exam. Coverage of all of the exam topics in each book means you'll be ready for: Security and Risk Management Asset Security Security Engineering Communication and Network Security Identity and Access Management Security Assessment and Testing Security Operations Software Development Security

SAP HANA 2.0 Security Guide (Hardcover, Second Edition): Jonathan Haun SAP HANA 2.0 Security Guide (Hardcover, Second Edition)
Jonathan Haun
R2,048 R1,532 Discovery Miles 15 320 Save R516 (25%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Your complete guide to safeguarding your SAP HANA 2.0 platform awaits! Get step-by-step instructions for configuring and maintaining each security element, from the new SAP HANA cockpit to privileges and roles. Learn how to secure database objects and provision and maintain user accounts. Then, dive into managing authentications, certificates, audits, and traces. Highlights include: 1) SAP HANA cockpit 2) Privileges 3) Catalog objects 4) User accounts 5) Roles 6) Authentication 7) Certificate management 8) Encryption 9) Lifecycle management 10) Auditing 11) Security tracing.

CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead - SY0-501 Study Guide (Paperback): Darril Gibson CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead - SY0-501 Study Guide (Paperback)
Darril Gibson
R972 R920 Discovery Miles 9 200 Save R52 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Cryptography - The Key to Digital Security, How It Works, and Why It Matters (Hardcover): Keith Martin Cryptography - The Key to Digital Security, How It Works, and Why It Matters (Hardcover)
Keith Martin
R660 R523 Discovery Miles 5 230 Save R137 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Though often invisible, cryptography plays a critical role in our everyday lives. Broadly defined as a set of tools for establishing security in cyberspace, cryptography enables us to protect our information and share it securely. It underpins the security of mobile phone calls, card payments, web connections, internet messaging, Bitcoin transactions-in short, everything we do online. Clearly and concisely, Keith Martin reveals the many crucial ways we all rely on cryptographic technology and demystifies its controversial applications and the nuances behind alarming headlines about data breaches or Edward Snowden. Essential reading for anyone with a password, Cryptography offers a profound perspective on personal security, online and off.

Dark Mirror - Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition):... Dark Mirror - Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition)
Barton Gellman
R758 R597 Discovery Miles 5 970 Save R161 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Online Security for the Older Generation (Paperback): Jim Gatenby Online Security for the Older Generation (Paperback)
Jim Gatenby
R286 R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Save R99 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons - A Step-by-Step Guide to Computer Security and Privacy for Non-Techies (Paperback, 4th ed.):... Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons - A Step-by-Step Guide to Computer Security and Privacy for Non-Techies (Paperback, 4th ed.)
Carey Parker
R1,053 R812 Discovery Miles 8 120 Save R241 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Rely on this practical, end-to-end guide on cyber safety and privacy written expressly for a non-technical audience. You will have just what you need to protect yourself-step by step, without judgment, and with as little jargon as possible. Just how secure is your computer right now? You probably don't know. Computers and the Internet have revolutionized the modern world, but if you are like most people, you have no clue how these things work and don't know the real threats. Protecting your computer is like defending a medieval castle. While moats, walls, drawbridges, and castle guards can be effective, you would go broke trying to build something dragon-proof. This book is not about protecting yourself from a targeted attack by the NSA; it is about arming yourself against common hackers and mass surveillance. There are dozens of no-brainer things we all should be doing to protect our computers and safeguard our data-just like wearing a seat belt, installing smoke alarms, and putting on sunscreen. Author Carey Parker has structured this book to give you maximum benefit with minimum effort. If you just want to know what to do, every chapter has a complete checklist with step-by-step instructions and pictures. This revised and expanded fourth edition contains more than 170 tips to make you and your family safer. It includes: Updates for Windows 10 (May 2020) and Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina) Updates for iOS 13 and Android 10 Updated recommendations on the best apps, products, and services More than 170 tips with complete step-by-step instructions and pictures A preview of Mac OS 11 Big Sur and iOS 14 What You Will Learn Create killer passwords that you do not have to remember Browse the web safely and with confidence Protect your data and reclaim your privacy Shop and bank online with maximum security Defend against identity theft Protect yourself from viruses and scams Maximize your smartphone security and privacy Safeguard your children online Block online tracking and dangerous ads Send files and messages securely and privately Set up secure home networking Keep your smart devices from spying on you Stop oversharing on social media Create automated backups of all your devices Learn how the Internet actually works And more! Who This Book Is For Those who use computers and mobile devices, but do not know (or care) how they work. The book is for people who want to know what they need to do to protect themselves-step by step, without judgment, and with as little jargon as possible.

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