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Beautiful and ruthless, Jessica Wakefield is determined to be chosen queen of the fall dance at Sweet Valley High. If she can win the contest, she's sure to win Bruce Patman, the most sought after boy in school. The only person standing in Jessica's way is Enid Rollins. When Jessica discovers the truth about Enid's past, she knows the crown is within her grasp. She doesn't care that Enid is her twin sister Elizabeth's best friend -- or that revealing the secret may cost Enid both her reputation and the boy she loves. Only Elizabeth can save Enid from Jessica's vicious gossip -- but can she stop her scheming twin in time?
The police find Marissa Fordham on her kitchen floor, her body slashed and mutilated. Lying with her head on her mother's bloody breast is Fordham's four-year-old daughter, Haley, barely clinging to life herself. To protect their fragile witness, the police call in Anne Leone, child advocate. Anne not only works in the justice system, she's about to become star witness in the trial of the man who tried to make her his fourth victim in the See-No-Evil murders. As soon as Anne sees little Haley, alone and terrified, her heart is hers. But it will be no easy task to unravel the secrets of Haley's young life or those of her mother. Haley hasn't spoken a word since being rescued. Meanwhile, the cops begin to peel back the layers of Marissa Fordham's life only to discover that she seems never to have officially existed. It looks as if Marissa Fordham may take her secrets to the grave until one loose thread begins to unravel the shroud of lies to reveal a truth more terrible than anyone could have imagined. A truth that will put Anne and Haley directly in the sights of a killer.
Jesse Sharpe is no ordinary kid. She's an orphan, a genius, and a secret agent. Jesse has been assigned by C2 -- the mysterious organization that raised her and taught her to be a spy -- to protect another girl from a kidnap attempt. Jesse will have to trail suspects, plant listening devices, crack codes, and kick occasional bad guy butt. What Jesse doesn't know is whether she can trust C2 and the information she has been given -- or whether someone within the organization is trying to blow her cover.
From the author of The Things We Never Said comes a heartbreaking story of the secrets we keep and the secrets that could destroy us...It was a summer of love, and a summer of secrets...She has built a good life: a husband who adores her, a daughter she is fiercely proud of, a home with warmth and love at its heart. But things were not always so good, and the truth is that she has done things she can never admit. Then one evening a phone call comes out of the blue. It is a voice from long ago, from a past that she has tried so hard to hide. Scott knows who she really is and what she has done. Now he is dying and he gives her an ultimatum: either she tells the truth, or he will. And so we are taken back to that long hot summer of 1976 to a house by the sea, where her story begins and where the truth will be revealed...Praise for The Things We Never Said:'Passionate, intriguing and beautifully written, The Things We Never Said deserves to stand on the shelf next to Maggie O'Farrell's books. A powerful and talented new voice' Rachel Hore, bestselling author of A Gathering Storm'If you love Maggie O'Farrell, you will love this' Veronica Henry, bestselling author of The Long Weekend'A brave and moving story about how much can be lost and what happens next' Alison Moore, author of Booker-shortlisted The Lighthouse
As popular uprisings spread across the Middle East, popular wisdom often held that the Gulf States would remain beyond the fray. In "Sectarian Gulf," Toby Matthiesen paints a very different picture, offering the first assessment of the Arab Spring across the region. With first-hand accounts of events in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait, Matthiesen tells the story of the early protests, and illuminates how the regimes quickly suppressed these movements. Pitting citizen against citizen, the regimes have warned of an increasing threat from the Shia population. Relations between the Gulf regimes and their Shia citizens have soured to levels as bad as 1979, following the Iranian revolution. Since the crackdown on protesters in Bahrain in mid-March 2011, the "Shia threat" has again become the catchall answer to demands for democratic reform and accountability. While this strategy has ensured regime survival in the short term, Matthiesen warns of the dire consequences this will have--for the social fabric of the Gulf States, for the rise of transnational Islamist networks, and for the future of the Middle East.
Beginning with the 2003 invasion of Iraq and concluding with the Arab uprisings of 2011, Frederic Wehrey investigates the Shi'a-Sunni divide now dominating the Persian Gulf 's political landscape. Focusing on three states affected most by sectarian tensions -- Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait -- Wehrey identifies the factors that have exacerbated or tempered sectarianism, including domestic political institutions, the media, clerical establishments, and the contagion effect of external events, such as the Iraq civil war and the Arab uprisings.In addition to his analysis, Wehrey builds a historical narrative of Shi' a activism in the Arab Gulf since 2003, linking regional events to the development of local Shi'a strategies and attitudes toward citizenship, political reform, and transnational identity. He finds that, while the Gulf Shi'a were inspired by their coreligionists in Iraq, Iran, and Lebanon, they ultimately pursued greater rights through a non-sectarian, nationalist approach. He also discovers that sectarianism in the Gulf has largely been the product of the institutional weaknesses of Gulf states, leading to excessive alarm by entrenched Sunni elites and calculated attempts by regimes to discredit Shi'a political actors as proxies for Iran, Iraq, or Lebanese Hizballah. Wehrey conducts interviews with nearly every major Shi'a leader, opinion shaper, and activist in the Gulf Arab states, as well as prominent Sunni voices, and consults diverse Arabic-language sources.
They are the self-appointed protectors of the Federation. Amoral, shrouded in secrecy, answerable to no one, Section 31 is the mysterious covert operations division of Starfleet, a rogue shadow group committed to safeguarding the Federation at any cost. Once, in order to preserve the galaxy's fragile balance of power, Captain James T. Kirk carried out a dangerous mission to capture a cloaking device from the Romulan Star Empire. Months later, while investigating a mysterious disaster aboard a Federation starship, Kirk discovers that the same technology he obtained for the sake of peace is being put to sinister purposes. What the crew of the Starship Enterprise uncovers will send shock waves through the quadrant, as Section 31 sets in motion a plan that could bring the major powers of the galaxy to their knees. No law. No conscience. No stopping them.
This book provides an overview of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 for educators.
An Anglican perspective on changes in modern Christianity
This pocket sized book is a beautiful collection of Scripture verses offering comfort and hope to anyone who is experiencing a time of loss or discouragement. Over 150 promises from the Word of God are conveniently organized into seven categories for quick and easy searching: Assurance Comfort Encouragement Faith Hope Love Peace These encouraging Scriptures will strengthen and sustain those who have lost a loved one or suffered some other kind of loss or personal difficulty, reminding them of the steadfast love and faithfulness of God. A perfect gift for anyone who is grieving or struggling with discouragement.
In a data-driven society, individuals and companies encounter numerous situations where private information is an important resource. How can parties handle confidential data if they do not trust everyone involved? This text is the first to present a comprehensive treatment of unconditionally secure techniques for multiparty computation (MPC) and secret sharing. In a secure MPC, each party possesses some private data, while secret sharing provides a way for one party to spread information on a secret such that all parties together hold full information, yet no single party has all the information. The authors present basic feasibility results from the last 30 years, generalizations to arbitrary access structures using linear secret sharing, some recent techniques for efficiency improvements, and a general treatment of the theory of secret sharing, focusing on asymptotic results with interesting applications related to MPC.
Password sniffing, spoofing, buffer overflows, and denial of service: these are only a few of the attacks on today's computer systems and networks. At the root of this epidemic is poorly written, poorly tested, and insecure code that puts everyone at risk. Clearly, today's developers need help figuring out how to write code that attackers won't be able to exploit. But writing such code is surprisingly difficult.Secure Programming Cookbook for C and C++ is an important new resource for developers serious about writing secure code. It contains a wealth of solutions to problems faced by those who care about the security of their applications. It covers a wide range of topics, including safe initialization, access control, input validation, symmetric and public key cryptography, cryptographic hashes and MACs, authentication and key exchange, PKI, random numbers, and anti-tampering. The rich set of code samples provided in the book's more than 200 recipes will help programmers secure the C and C++ programs they write for both Unix® (including Linux®) and Windows® environments. Readers will learn: How to avoid common programming errors, such as buffer overflows, race conditions, and format string problems How to properly SSL-enable applications How to create secure channels for client-server communication without SSL How to integrate Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) into applications Best practices for using cryptography properly Techniques and strategies for properly validating input to programs How to launch programs securely How to use file access mechanisms properly Techniques for protecting applications from reverse engineering The book's web site supplements the book by providing a place to post new recipes, including those written in additional languages like Perl, Java, and Python. Monthly prizes will reward the best recipes submitted by readers.Secure Programming Cookbook for C and C++ is destined to become an essential part of any developer's library, a code companion developers will turn to again and again as they seek to protect their systems from attackers and reduce the risks they face in today's dangerous world.
This book focuses on how to protect our transportation systems including airports and airlines, water ports, highways, tunnels and bridges, rail and mass transit, and how to better plan evacuation when severe disasters occur. These infrastructures may face various threats, namely biological, chemical, nuclear (dirty bombs), cyber, and natural disaster. The book presents the "State of the Art" efforts to improve technological and managerial security measures against terrorism as well as during and after natural disasters. It contains insights and recommendations from a group of international recognized experts and provides guidelines for policy and public decision making including suggestions for IT companies for possible new products.
From national security and social security to homeland and cyber-security, "security" has become one of the most overused words in culture and politics today. Yet it also remains one of the most undefined. What exactly are we talking about when we talk about security? In this original and timely book, John Hamilton examines the discursive versatility and semantic vagueness of security both in current and historical usage. Adopting a philological approach, he explores the fundamental ambiguity of this word, which denotes the removal of "concern" or "care" and therefore implies a condition that is either carefree or careless. Spanning texts from ancient Greek poetry to Roman Stoicism, from Augustine and Luther to Machiavelli and Hobbes, from Kant and Nietzsche to Heidegger and Carl Schmitt, Hamilton analyzes formulations of security that involve both safety and negligence, confidence and complacency, certitude and ignorance. Does security instill more fear than it assuages? Is a security purchased with freedom or human rights morally viable? How do security projects inform our expectations, desires, and anxieties? And how does the will to security relate to human finitude? Although the book makes clear that security has always been a major preoccupation of humanity, it also suggests that contemporary panics about security and the related desire to achieve perfect safety carry their own very significant risks.
Starfleet Corps of Engineers. When a new security guard reports for duty, it sets da Vinci security chief Domenica Corsi off in ways that confuse both her staff and her sometime lover Fabian Stevens. When Stevens confronts her, it only makes matters worse -- until Corsi takes Stevens into her confidence ... Ten years ago, Corsi served on the U.S.S. Roosevelt. On a trip to the Federation world of Izar, Corsi was assigned to work with a local peace officer named Christine Vale to try to solve a multiple homicide. But the trail of evidence leads down a road Corsi refuses to take -- a decision that will have tragic consequences for the young officer.
A step-by-step guide to the tasks involved in security administrationIf you aspire to a career in security administration, one of your greatest challenges will be gaining hands-on experience. This book takes you through the most common security admin tasks step by step, showing you the way around many of the roadblocks you can expect on the job. It offers a variety of scenarios in each phase of the security administrator's job, giving you the confidence of first-hand experience.In addition, this is an ideal complement to the brand-new, bestselling CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 5th Edition or the CompTIA Security+ Deluxe Study Guide, 2nd Edition, the latest offerings from Sybex for CompTIA's Security+ SY0-301 exam.Targets security administrators who confront a wide assortment of challenging tasks and those seeking a career in security administration who are hampered by a lack of actual experienceWalks you through a variety of common tasks, demonstrating step by step how to perform them and how to circumvent roadblocks you may encounterFeatures tasks that are arranged according to four phases of the security administrator's role: designing a secure network, creating and implementing standard security policies, identifying insecure systems in an existing environment, and training both onsite and remote usersIdeal hands-on for those preparing for CompTIA's Security+ exam (SY0-301)This comprehensive workbook provides the next best thing to intensive on-the-job training for security professionals.
The world has changed radically since the first edition of this book was published in 2001. Spammers, virus writers, phishermen, money launderers, and spies now trade busily with each other in a lively online criminal economy and as they specialize, they get better. In this indispensable, fully updated guide, Ross Anderson reveals how to build systems that stay dependable whether faced with error or malice. Here?s straight talk on critical topics such as technical engineering basics, types of attack, specialized protection mechanisms, security psychology, policy, and more.
Address human vulnerabilities with this essential guide . . . Practical advice from an acknowledged expert - endorsed by BT!Your business information is likely to be much more valuable than the hardware on which it is stored. The loss of a laptop might set you back £400, but if the files on the laptop included sensitive customer data or the blueprint for a new product, the cost of repairing the damage would run into thousands. The consequences of a data breach range from alienating customers to heavy fines, or even criminal prosecution. While technologies, such as antivirus software and encryption, can offer some protection against cybercrime, security breaches are most often the result of human error and carelessness. Improve information securityImproving information security within your organisation, therefore, has to encompass people and processes, as well as technology. Motivating your team and making them more aware of security concerns should be at the heart of your information security strategy. At the same time, the processes you have in place to address information security issues need to be straightforward and properly understood if you want your employees to adhere to them. BT's approachThis pocket guide is based on the approach used by BT to protect its own data security - one that draws on the capabilities of both people and technology. The guide will prove invaluable for IT managers, information security officers and business executives.
What if you could sit down with some of the most talented security engineers in the world and ask any network security question you wanted? Security Power Tools lets you do exactly that! Members of Juniper Networks' Security Engineering team and a few guest experts reveal how to use, tweak, and push the most popular network security applications, utilities, and tools available using Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Unix platforms. Designed to be browsed, Security Power Tools offers you multiple approaches to network security via 23 cross-referenced chapters that review the best security tools on the planet for both black hat techniques and white hat defense tactics. It's a must-have reference for network administrators, engineers and consultants with tips, tricks, and how-to advice for an assortment of freeware and commercial tools, ranging from intermediate level command-line operations to advanced programming of self-hiding exploits. Security Power Tools details best practices for: Reconnaissance -- including tools for network scanning such as nmap; vulnerability scanning tools for Windows and Linux; LAN reconnaissance; tools to help with wireless reconnaissance; and custom packet generation Penetration -- such as the Metasploit framework for automated penetration of remote computers; tools to find wireless networks; exploitation framework applications; and tricks and tools to manipulate shellcodes Control -- including the configuration of several tools for use as backdoors; and a review of known rootkits for Windows and Linux Defense -- including host-based firewalls; host hardening for Windows and Linux networks; communication security with ssh; email security and anti-malware; and device security testing Monitoring -- such as tools to capture, and analyze packets; network monitoring with Honeyd and snort; and host monitoring of production servers for file changes Discovery -- including The Forensic Toolkit, SysInternals and other popular forensic tools; application fuzzer and fuzzing techniques; and the art of binary reverse engineering using tools like Interactive Disassembler and Ollydbg A practical and timely network security ethics chapter written by a Stanford University professor of law completes the suite of topics and makes this book a goldmine of security information. Save yourself a ton of headaches and be prepared for any network security dilemma with Security Power Tools.
Attackers are increasingly focusing their attention on the application layer; visionary banks have responded by proactively testing their entire suite of applications. It is not enough any more to test only the public facing Internet banking application. The ease with which many attacks can be carried out now requires that all applications, including internal applications, be tested. "Security Testing Handbook for Banking Applications" is a specialized guide to testing a wide range of banking applications. The book is intended as a companion to security professionals, software developers and QA professionals who work with banking applications. The book is a manual for compliance with current and future regulatory compliance requirements; it may also be seen simply as a practical and comprehensive guide to best practice application security to support every person involved in this field. The authors are all part of a large Application Security team at Paladion; between them they have tested over three hundred banking applications. Within this book the authors share their experiences of using a structured approach to security testing, look at the checklist used for testing, discuss different banking applications and see how these can be tested effectively.
This handy little book is an indispensable reference to information presented in O'Reilly's larger volumes, sed & awk, 2nd Edition and Effective awk Programming. A perfect pocket- sized guide, sed & awk Pocket Reference offers a concise summary of regular expressions and pattern matching, and summaries of sed and awk. The book emphasizes the kinds of practical problems that sed and awk can help users solve, with many example scripts and programs. Also included is a summary of sed and awk's functions and commands, with expanded coverage of TCP/IP networking and internationalization with gawk.
He tried hard to forget her, the handsome gypsy fearing that the darkness of his past would crush delicate, luminous Winnifred Hathaway. So he refuses to give in to temptation. Then Win is torn away...
Who better to oversee a dozen surprising tales of seduction than the editor of the sensual classics Slow Hand and Fever? Seduce Me is the result of Michele Slung's asking twelve accomplished erotic storytellers to woo us and tease us, and take us on journeys of delightful enticement-past boundaries and inhibitions and on to places where the senses rule. "Seduction is a state of mind, usually with a population of two," she writes in her preface. "But no matter how familiar its portal might seem, what lies beyond is always uncharted territory." To prove this, Slung has selected stories in which the arts of seduction are practiced on an intriguing array of canvases. In "Rising Son," for example, a luscious Japanese courtesan beds one man while another, to her intense pleasure, secretly spies on them. The handsome hero of "Southern Comfort" is a country boy who happily takes lessons in big-city ways-and much, much more-from an elegant ballerina. "Life Class" introduces us to a celebrated artist and his muse who find themselves magnetized by highly charged but shifting passions. "The Butler Did It" carries us to a holiday on a sultry Caribbean island where a lustful young woman orchestrates an utterly satisfying sexual initiation. Then, in "Let Me Help," conjugal intimacy is both old and thrillingly new again, while the experience of being led down that old garden path has never been as fulfilling as it is in the hot and witty romp "In Her Garden." Of course, these tales comprise just half of the book: there are six more offerings just as tantalizing, just as gratifying. Seduce me. Is it a command or an invitation? Whichever you think the answer is, the stories here will keep you tantalized, tingling, and turned on. And they will remind you, as well, why sex is actually an eleven-letter word-spelled i-m-a-g-i-n-a-t-i-o-n.
When a villainous wizard escapes from exile, the devastatingly sexy Doomsday Brethren must defend all magickind in the spellbinding second book in bestselling author Shayla Black's seductive new paranormal series. Ex-marine Caden MacTavish has shunned his magical heritage all his life, but he will do anything to heal his desperately ill brother, a Doomsday Brethren warrior in mourning for his missing mate. Posing as a photographer, Caden must convince firecracker tabloid reporter Sydney Blair to reveal the source of her recent exposé on a supernatural power clash. Unfortunately, keeping his hands off the sizzling redhead proves as hard as getting them onto the potent and mystical Doomsday Diary he discovers at her bedside. A bloody rebellion led by an evil, power-hungry wizard is imminent. If Sydney divulges the book's existence, she will jeopardize magickind's most deeply guarded secrets and become the ruthless wizard's number one target. Caden has never trusted magic's cruel and dangerous powers, but he will protect Sydney with his life and magic -- even if it means risking his heart.