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Risks, Controls, and Security: Concepts and Applications

by Vasant Raval Ashok Fichadia

An accountant's guide to managing control risks In today's networked world, security and risk control are no longer just the province of the IT department. Accountants and other business managers who are responsible for corporate risk management must fully understand the control and security risks that can affect the financial health of the entire organization. Risks,Controls and Security: Concepts and Applications introduces you to today's control risks and how to manage them. Beginning with basic systems controls and security awareness, the book provides you with a clear comprehension of the concepts,issues, and techniques of information security in a networked environment. Moving from theory to application, you'll cover all the key security principles that are applicable to all businesses,including e-businesses: * Enterprise risk management * Control and security frameworks * Basic cryptography and public key infrastructure * Security for operating systems, applications, database management systems, and telecommunications * Network and web security * Policy, regulation, and ethics Real-world problem scenarios and a wealth of pedagogical features--discussion questions, short exercises, example cases, and"concept maps" that help you visualize the material--ensure your confident grasp of the material and enable you to put "security into practice." Designed for practicing professionals as well as for students in accounting, business management, and computer science, Risks,Controls and Security will prepare you well for meeting the challenge of protecting information assets.

Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics

by George A. Bekey Patrick Lin Keith Abney

Robots today serve in many roles, from entertainer to educator to executioner. As robotics technology advances, ethical concerns become more pressing: Should robots be programmed to follow a code of ethics, if this is even possible? Are there risks in forming emotional bonds with robots? How might society--and ethics--change with robotics? This volume is the first book to bring together prominent scholars and experts from both science and the humanities to explore these and other questions in this emerging field. Starting with an overview of the issues and relevant ethical theories, the topics flow naturally from the possibility of programming robot ethics to the ethical use of military robots in war to legal and policy questions, including liability and privacy concerns. The contributors then turn to human-robot emotional relationships, examining the ethical implications of robots as sexual partners, caregivers, and servants. Finally, they explore the possibility that robots, whether biological-computational hybrids or pure machines, should be given rights or moral consideration. Ethics is often slow to catch up with technological developments. This authoritative and accessible volume fills a gap in both scholarly literature and policy discussion, offering an impressive collection of expert analyses of the most crucial topics in this increasingly important field.

The Robotics Primer

by Maja J. Matarić

Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2008. The Robotics Primer offers a broadly accessible introduction to robotics for students at pre-university and university levels, robot hobbyists, and anyone interested in this burgeoning field. The text takes the reader from the most basic concepts (including perception and movement) to the most novel and sophisticated applications and topics (humanoids, shape-shifting robots, space robotics), with an emphasis on what it takes to create autonomous intelligent robot behavior. The core concepts of robotics are carried through from fundamental definitions to more complex explanations, all presented in an engaging, conversational style that will appeal to readers of different backgrounds. The Robotics Primer covers such topics as the definition of robotics, the history of robotics ("Where do Robots Come From?"), robot components, locomotion, manipulation, sensors, control, control architectures, representation, behavior ("Making Your Robot Behave"), navigation, group robotics, learning, and the future of robotics (and its ethical implications). To encourage further engagement, experimentation, and course and lesson design, The Robotics Primer is accompanied by a free robot programming exercise workbook. The Robotics Primer is unique as a principled, pedagogical treatment of the topic that is accessible to a broad audience; the only prerequisites are curiosity and attention. It can be used effectively in an educational setting or more informally for self-instruction. The Robotics Primer is a springboard for readers of all backgrounds--including students taking robotics as an elective outside the major, graduate students preparing to specialize in robotics, and K-12 teachers who bring robotics into their classrooms.

Rocket Surgery Made Easy: Finding And Fixing Usability Problems

by Steve Krug

In this how-to companion to "Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability," Krug spells out an approach to usability testing that anyone can easily apply to their own Web site, application, or other product. This work makes it realistic for teams to test early and often, catching problems while it's still easy to fix them.

The Rough Guide to Blogging

by Jonathan Yang

The Rough Guide to Blogging is the ultimate reference for all things weblog. It takes you into the blogosphere, from blogging's early history and where it is today, to the future of blogs and their social and cultural impact. This book will help you to discover the greatest blogs on the web and to understand newsreaders and RSS. Whether you want to start your own blog or contribute to an existing one, this guide will teach you everything you'll need to know. Chapters include: Creating a Blog, Blog Design, Advanced Blogging, Audio and Video, Podcasting, Blogging for Money, Corporate Blogging plus much, much more. Whether you're an experienced blogger or just getting started, this is the right book for you.

The Rough Guide to eBay

by Ian Peel

The Rough Guide to eBay will transform you into a master trader at the world's biggest marketplace. Whether you're new to online auctions or you're angling to become a PowerSeller, you'll find all the expert advice you need. Buying Top bidding tactics to help you bag the best bargains, including sniping tools and more, Selling From getting the highest price from individual auctions to setting up a store, Payments Get the most from PayPal, the currency of eBay, Security The low-down on scams, rules, payments, insurance and legal issues, The Story The history, legends and subsidiaries of the world's greatest website, There's far more to eBay than meets the eye. The Rough Guide to eBay reveals all.

The Rough Guide to the Internet

by Peter Buckley Duncan Clark

Written in plain English, this book covers everything from getting online for the first time to newsfeeds, Internet telephony and advanced tips and tricks guaranteed to turn casual surfers into Net gurus. This fully revised guide covers all the latest sites and crazes, including Skype, blogging, myspace and other social networks and online video. Whether you've never sent an email or you just want to keep up with the latest developments, this is the book for you.

RT Essentials

by Dave Rolsky Darren Chamberlain Richard Foley Robert Spier Jesse Vincent

In a typical organization, there's always plenty that to do such as: pay vendors, invoice customers, answer customer inquiries, and fix bugs in hardware or software. You need to know who wants what and keep track of what is left to do. This is where a ticketing system comes in. A ticketing system allows you to check the status of various tasks: when they were requested, who requested them and why, when they were completed, and more. RT is a high-level, open source ticketing system efficiently enabling a group of people to manage tasks, issues, and requests submitted by a community of users. RT Essentials, co-written by one of the RT's original core developers, Jesse Vincent, starts off with a quick background lesson about ticketing systems and then shows you how to install and configure RT. This comprehensive guide explains how to perform day-to-day tasks to turn your RT server into a highly useful tracking tool. One way it does this is by examining how a company could use RT to manage its internal processes. Advanced chapters focus on developing add-on tools and utilities using Perl and Mason. There's also chapter filled with suggested uses for RT inside your organization. No matter what kind of data your organization tracks--from sales inquiries to security incidents or anything in between--RT Essentials helps you use RT to provide order when you need it most.

Ruby on Rails: Up and Running

by Curt Hibbs Bruce Tate

Ruby on Rails is the super-productive new way to develop full-featured web applications. With Ruby on Rails, powerful web applications that once took weeks or months to develop can now be produced in a matter of days. If it sounds too good to be true, it isn't. If you're like a lot of web developers, you've probably considered kicking the tires on Rails - the framework of choice for the new generation of Web 2.0 developers. Ruby on Rails: Up and Running takes you out for a test drive and shows you just how fast Ruby on Rails can go. This compact guide teaches you the basics of installing and using both the Ruby scripting language and the Rails framework for the quick development of web applications. Ruby on Rails: Up and Running covers just about everything you need - from making a simple database-backed application to adding elaborate Ajaxian features and all the juicy bits in between. While Rails is praised for its simplicity and speed of development, there are still a few steps to master on the way. More advanced material helps you map data to an imperfect table, traverse complex relationships, and build custom finders. A section on working with Ajax and REST shows you how to exploit the Rails service frameworks to send emails, implement web services, and create dynamic user-centric web pages. The book also explains the essentials of logging to find performance problems and delves into other performance-optimizing techniques. As new web development frameworks go, Ruby on Rails is the talk of the town. And Ruby on Rails: Up and Running can make sure you're in on the discussion.

The Ruby Way

by Hal Fulton

The Ruby Way takes a "how-to" approach to Ruby programming with the bulk of the material consisting of more than 400 examples arranged by topic. Each example answers the question "How do I do this in Ruby?" Working along with the author, you are presented with the task description and a discussion of the technical constraints. This is followed by a step-by-step presentation of one good solution. Along the way, the author provides detailed commentary and explanations to aid your understanding.

Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals

by Katie Salen Eric Zimmerman

As active participants in game culture, the authors have written Rules of Play as a catalyst for innovation, filled with new concepts, strategies, and methodologies for creating and understanding games.

Ruling the Root: Internet Governance and the Taming of Cyberspace

by Milton L. Mueller

In Ruling the Root, Milton Mueller uses the theoretical framework of institutional economics to analyze the global policy and governance problems created by the assignment of Internet domain names and addresses.

Run Your Own Web Server Using Linux and Apache

by Tony Steidler-Dennison

This book is for Web Developers who want to learn how to use Linux and Apache for Website Hosting. The first chapters will teach you how to install Linux and Apache 2.0 on a home or office machine for testing purposes. Then you'll learn how to perform dozens of common tasks including: *Updating server software *Setting up new Websites, Email Accounts and Subdomains *Configuring various Linux and Apache files related to performance and security *Install spam filtering software *Perform automatic backups and crash recoveries And much more. This is the ideal book for anyone who wants to run Websites using a leased or co-located Linux server, without having to spends thousands of dollars annually on third party support and management.

Running Linux, 4th Edition

by Terry Dawson Matthias Kalle Dalheimer Lar Kaufman Matt Welsh

The fourth edition of Running Linuxdelves deeper into installation, configuring the windowing system, system administration, and networking. A solid foundation text for any Linux user, the book also includes additional resources for dealing with special requirements imposed by hardware, advanced applications, and emerging technologies. Whether you are using Linux on a home workstation or maintaining a network server, Running Linuxwill provide expert advice just when you need it.

Running Linux, 5th Edition

by Matthias Kalle Dalheimer Matt Welsh

The fifth edition of Running Linux is greatly expanded, reflecting the maturity of the operating system and the teeming wealth of software available for it. Hot consumer topics such as audio and video playback applications, groupware functionality, and spam filtering are covered, along with the basics in configuration and management that always made the book popular.

Running Linux, 5th Edition

by Matthias Kalle Dalheimer Matt Welsh

The fifth edition of Running Linux is greatly expanded, reflecting the maturity of the operating system and the teeming wealth of software available for it. Hot consumer topics such as audio and video playback applications, groupware functionality, and spam filtering are covered, along with the basics in configuration and management that always made the book popular.

Running Mac OS X Panther

by James N. Davidson

Apple® has shown no mercy to the Macintosh® power user---that dedicated individual who knows their Mac® inside and out: what makes it tick, and what makes it tick better. In the rapid evolution of Mac OS® X, there have been three major releases, and each new release challenges the power user to once more stay ahead of the learning curve. Mac OS X Panther is no exception to that rule. With more than 100 new features, including a new Finder, Expos , FileVault, and an improved BSD Unix core, there's plenty here to master. Fortunately, power users have a secret weapon in Running Mac OS X Panther . This book takes readers deep inside Mac OS X's core, revealing the inner workings of Panther for those who want to get the most out of their system. Running Mac OS X Panther is the ultimate Swiss Army Knife⠢ for power users who want to customize, tweak, and generally rev up their Mac. The easy-to-follow format is organized into three primary parts: Getting Started introduces you to Mac OS X--where it came from, how it's put together, and how it works Administration Essentials gives you the tools you need to examine how your system is running and adjust all the knobs behind its operation Networking and Network Services covers all the ways Mac OS X interfaces with the world around it, including wireless and spontaneous networking Developer Tools, including Xcode, for Mac OS X are discussed throughout the book where needed to accomplish the task at hand. The appendices that follow include handy quick reference materials for things such as Open Firmware. Written for readers who are inquisitive and confident enough to dig into their Macintosh system, Running Mac OS X Panther doesn't waste time talking about silly Finder tips or glossing over the messier details. This book dives right in and explains how your Mac works. You may not be a Mac guru when you start this book, but once you've read it, you'll be well on your way.

Running Mac OS X Tiger

by James N. Davidson Jason Deraleau

Running Mac OS X Tiger is the ideal resource for power users and system administrators like you who want to tweak Tiger, the new release of Mac OS X, to run faster, better, or just differently. If you areready to dig deep into your Mac, this book expertly guides you to the core of Mac OS X. It helps you understand the inner workings of the operating system so you can know how to get the most out of it. And it gives you countless ideas--and step-by-step instruction--for customizing and revving up Tiger to your specific needs and your liking. Completely revised and updated for Mac OS X Tiger, Running Mac OS X Tiger covers all the new features and functionality of Tiger. You can count on authors Jason Deraleau and James Duncan Davidson to give what you need--and not bother with what you don't. They don't spend time on Finder tips and keyboard shortcuts; they focus on showing you what makes a Mac tick and, more importantly, how you can make it tick just the way you want it to. Easy to follow and intuitively organized, Running Mac OS X Tiger is divided into three parts: "Getting Started" introduces Mac OS X and explains how it's put together and why it works; "Administration Essentials" gives you the tools you need to examine how your system is running and adjust all the knobs behind its operation; and "Networking and Network Services" covers the ways Mac OS X interfaces with the world around it, including wireless and spontaneous networking. Developer Tools for Mac OS X, including Xcode, are discussed throughout the book as appropriate. For the growing number of intermediate to advanced users who are ready and eager to customize Mac OS X, Running Mac OS X Tiger delivers everything you need to become master of your Mac.

Running Weblogs with Slash

by Brian Aker David Krieger

Slash is the open-source software system that drives the hugely popular Slashdot web site and many others. Slash implements the kind of web site that has come to be called a "weblog": a moderated list, in reverse-chronological order, of timely items, with links to further discussion on-site, or to further information off-site. Anyone who wants to get a weblog site up and running will want to read Running Weblogs with Slash.

Safe Social Networking

by Frank W. Baker Heather E. Schwartz

Describes safe social networking usage and ways to avoid dangerous situations, such as identity theft, cyberbullying, or predators.

Sales Presentation Techniques That Really Work

by Stephan Schiffman

Sales Guru Stephan Schiffman shows you how to give your presentation the ultimate wow factor.

The Salsa Guidebook

by Sher Music Rebeca Mauleon

The only complete method book on Salsa ever published. Numerous musical examples of how different Afro-Cuban styles are created, what each instrument does, text explaining the history and structure of the music, etc. "This will be the Salsa Bible for years to come." Sonny Bravo, Tito-Puente's pianist.

Samba Pocket Reference

by Robert Eckstein David Collier-Brown Peter Kelly

This book describes all the options for Samba's configuration file in quick-reference format. It also contains command-line options and related information on the use of the Samba daemons and the utilities in the Samba distribution. System administrators who are familiar with Samba and want a handy reminder of how to administer it without the bulk of a full-sized book will find this pocket reference invaluable.

Sams Teach yourself PHP in 10 minutes

by Christopher Newman

Take your website from boring to bold and fresh with the power of php. Php is a powerful programming language specifically designed to create powerful website applications and scripts. This book has a lot to offer for both the person who has never written a line of programming code and the person who is experienced in other programming languages. Each lesson is designed to teach an important concept and is accompanied by examples and exercises to help the reader put the concepts into action.

Save The Date (From the Files of Madison Finn #7)

by Laura Dower

[From the back cover:] "Rude Awakening: I've decided I wish I had a giant flyswatter for seventh grade. That way I could take care of all the pests with one big SPLAT. Madison is as busy as a bee--and she has the jam-packed school schedule to prove it. The only problem is: whatever Madison does comes back to bug her. Even an ordinary science-class trip to a nature preserve turns into a major emergency. And when Mom decides to start dating, Madison gets a case of the real creepy-crawlies." There's a list of Madison's shortened chat words at the end of the book like GGN for Gotta go now. Read it first, and add some of your own. Look for the rest of the books in the Files of Madison Finn series in the Bookshare Collection including: #1 Only the Lonely, #2 Boy, Oh Boy!, #3 Play It Again, #4 Caught in the Web, #5 Thanks for Nothing, #6 Lost and Found, and #8 Picture-Perfect.

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