In this thought-provoking anthology, today's security experts describe bold and extraordinary methods used to secure computer systems in the face of ever-increasing threats. Beautiful Security features a collection of essays and insightful analyses by leaders such as Ben Edelman, Grant Geyer, John McManus, and a dozen others who have found unusual solutions for writing secure code, designing secure applications, addressing modern challenges such as wireless security and Internet vulnerabilities, and much more.
Some terminology we feel fairly strongly about. We do not use the term hacker to describe
the vandals that break into computer systems. These criminals call themselves hackers, and that is
how they got the name. But they do not deserve the name. True hackers are master programmers,
incorruptibly honest, unmotivated by money, and careful not to harm anyone. The criminals termed
“hackers” are not brilliant and accomplished.
Web pages are ordinary files with .htm or .html file extensions. They contain a code named "hyper
text mark-up language" or html. This codes when viewed in a browser like Internet Explorer or
Netscape will be seen as beautiful web pages however code under web page may be complicated.
Cisco’s Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) certification provides a way to distin-
guish those brilliant and talented enough to become Cisco administrators from those who just
might be, umm—well, better suited to another occupation. It’s basically Cisco’s version of sep-
arating the wheat from the chaff. The main reason that it’s a really good thing to be the proud
possessor of Cisco’s certifications is that they give you a serious edge over the poor, wretched,
unfortunate, and noncertified masses.
After a few early isolated cases in the 1980s, since the mid-1990s hundreds of papers
dealing with economics and finance have invaded the physics preprint server
xxx.lanl.gov/cond-mat, initially devoted to condensed matter physics, and now
covering subjects as different as computer science, biology or probability theory.
Any book is like a reflection of its authors in a stream. It captures something of the story
of who they are, but distorts the image at the same time. Such is the nature of water—
such is the nature of reflection. We hope that the reader will find something of us here
that is recognisable, in a human sense. There is much of us in the Tidal Model. However,
expressing that, as with anything else, is often difficult. Words are great tools, but as we
marvel at their beauty, we may fear what we might actually do with them.
This is a storybook. It is...
It’s not surprising that Thailand was chosen as the best country in the world for expats to reside. The HSBC Expat Explorer Survey of 2011 found the Kingdom beat 31
other countries for health care, accommodation, work environment and lifestyle. Thailand is my home. I live in a beautiful tropical beach community in a three bedroom condo with security and spacious pools. Where can I live like that in America for $2,000 a month? You can’t do it for twice that amount! I don’t want to paint the Land of Smiles (LOS) as the be all and end all for...
Last summer, when we reached California for a year's sojourn, we had the good fortune to secure a house with
a splendid garden. A few weeks ago, after the early warm days of a California February had opened up the
first blossoms of the season, our little five-year-old discovered that the garden furnished a fine outlet for her
enterprise, and she soon produced two gorgeous--I will not say beautiful--bouquets.