The Crown of Thorns

Author:

Publisher:Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN:9781604739787

Total Pages:240

Viewed:1998

GET BOOK

Books Description:

Raised under the racial segregation that kept her family's southern country hotel afloat, Norma Watkins grows up listening at doors, trying to penetrate the secrets and silences of the black help and of her parents' marriage. Groomed to be an ornament to white patriarchy, she sees herself failing at the ideal of becoming a southern lady. The Last Resort, her compelling memoir, begins in childhood at Allison's Wells, a popular Mississippi spa for proper white people, run by her aunt. Life at the rambling hotel seems like paradise. Yet young Norma wonders at a caste system that has colored people cooking every meal while forbidding their sitting with whites to eat. Once integration is court-mandated, her beloved father becomes a stalwart captain in defense of Jim Crow as a counselor to fiery, segregationist Governor Ross Barnett. His daughter flounders, looking for escape. A fine house, wonderful children, and a successful husband do not compensate for the shock of Mississippi's brutal response to change, daily made manifest by the men in her home. A sexually bleak marriage only emphasizes a growing emotional emptiness. When a civil rights lawyer offers love and escape, does a good southern lady dare leave her home state and closed society behind? With humor and heartbreak, The Last Resort conveys at once the idyllic charm and the impossible compromises of a lost way of life.

Related Titles:

Information Security

Author:Mark S. Merkow,Jim Breithaupt

Publisher:Pearson IT Certification

ISBN:0133589633

Total Pages:368

Viewed:1208

GET BOOK

Books Description:

Information Security: Principles and Practices, Second Edition Everything You Need to Know About Modern Computer Security, in One Book Clearly explains all facets of information security in all 10 domains of the latest Information Security Common Body of Knowledge [(ISC)² CBK]. Thoroughly updated for today’s challenges, technologies, procedures, and best practices. The perfect resource for anyone pursuing an IT security career. Fully updated for the newest technologies and best practices, Information Security: Principles and Practices, Second Edition thoroughly covers all 10 domains of today’s Information Security Common Body of Knowledge. Two highly experienced security practitioners have brought together all the foundational knowledge you need to succeed in today’s IT and business environments. They offer easy-to-understand, practical coverage of topics ranging from security management and physical security to cryptography and application development security. This edition fully addresses new trends that are transforming security, from cloud services to mobile applications, “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) strategies to today’s increasingly rigorous compliance requirements. Throughout, you’ll find updated case studies, review questions, and exercises–all designed to reveal today’s real-world IT security challenges and help you overcome them. Learn how to -- Recognize the evolving role of IT security -- Identify the best new opportunities in the field -- Discover today’s core information security principles of success -- Understand certification programs and the CBK -- Master today’s best practices for governance and risk management -- Architect and design systems to maximize security -- Plan for business continuity -- Understand the legal, investigatory, and ethical requirements associated with IT security -- Improve physical and operational security -- Implement effective access control systems -- Effectively utilize cryptography -- Improve network and Internet security -- Build more secure software -- Define more effective security policies and standards -- Preview the future of information security

Deployment Guide for InfoSphere Guardium

Author:Whei-Jen Chen,Boaz Barkai,Joe M DiPietro,Vladislav Langman,Daniel Perlov,Roy Riah,Yosef Rozenblit,Abdiel Santos,IBM Redbooks

Publisher:IBM Redbooks

ISBN:0738439355

Total Pages:472

Viewed:1666

GET BOOK

Books Description:

IBM® InfoSphere® Guardium® provides the simplest, most robust solution for data security and data privacy by assuring the integrity of trusted information in your data center. InfoSphere Guardium helps you reduce support costs by automating the entire compliance auditing process across heterogeneous environments. InfoSphere Guardium offers a flexible and scalable solution to support varying customer architecture requirements. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides a guide for deploying the Guardium solutions. This book also provides a roadmap process for implementing an InfoSphere Guardium solution that is based on years of experience and best practices that were collected from various Guardium experts. We describe planning, installation, configuration, monitoring, and administrating an InfoSphere Guardium environment. We also describe use cases and how InfoSphere Guardium integrates with other IBM products. The guidance can help you successfully deploy and manage an IBM InfoSphere Guardium system. This book is intended for the system administrators and support staff who are responsible for deploying or supporting an InfoSphere Guardium environment.

Effective Help Desk Specialist Skills

Author:Darril Gibson

Publisher:Pearson IT Certification

ISBN:0133571858

Total Pages:456

Viewed:1515

GET BOOK

Books Description:

All of today’s help desk support skills, in one easy-to-understand book The perfect beginner’s guide: No help desk or support experience necessary Covers both “soft” personal skills and “hard” technical skills Explains the changing role of help desk professionals in the modern support center Today, everyone depends on technology–and practically everyone needs help to use it well. Organizations deliver that assistance through help desks. This guide brings together all the knowledge you need to succeed in any help desk or technical support role, prepare for promotion, and succeed with the support-related parts of other IT jobs. Leading technology instructor Darril Gibson tours the modern help desk, explains what modern support professionals really do, and fully covers both of the skill sets you’ll need: technical and personal. In clear and simple language, he discusses everything from troubleshooting specific problems to working with difficult users. You’ll even learn how to manage a help desk, so it works better and delivers more value. Coverage includes: • How the modern help desk has evolved • Understanding your users’ needs, goals, and attitudes • Walking through the typical help desk call • Communicating well: listening actively and asking better questions • Improving interactions and handling difficult situations • Developing positive attitudes, and “owning” the problem • Managing your time and stress • Supporting computers, networks, smartphones, and tablets • Finding the technical product knowledge you need • Protecting the security of your users, information, and devices • Defining, diagnosing, and solving problems, step by step • Writing it up: from incident reports to documentation • Working in teams to meet the goals of the business • Using ITIL to improve the services you provide • Calculating help desk costs, benefits, value, and performance • Taking control of your support career Powerful features make it easier to learn about help desk careers! • Clear introductions describe the big ideas and show how they fit with what you’ve already learned • Specific chapter objectives tell you exactly what you need to learn • Key Terms lists help you identify important terms and a complete Glossary helps you understand them • Author’s Notes and On The Side features help you go deeper into the topic if you want to • Chapter Review tools and activities help you make sure you’ve learned the material Exclusive Mind Mapping activities! • Organize important ideas visually–in your mind, in your words • Learn more, remember more • Understand how different ideas fit together

CISSP Exam Cram

Author:Michael Gregg

Publisher:Pearson Education

ISBN:0133034143

Total Pages:640

Viewed:1449

GET BOOK

Books Description:

This is the eBook version of the print title. Note that the eBook does not provide access to the practice test software that accompanies the print book. Access to the digital edition of the Cram Sheet is available through product registration at Pearson IT Certification; or see instructions in back pages of your eBook. CISSP Exam Cram, Third Edition, is the perfect study guide to help you pass the tough new electronic version of the CISSP exam. It provides coverage and practice questions for every exam topic, including substantial new coverage of encryption, cloud security, information lifecycles, security management/governance, and more. The book contains an extensive set of preparation tools, such as quizzes, Exam Alerts, and two practice exams. · Covers the critical information you’ll need to pass the CISSP exam! · Enforce effective physical security throughout your organization · Apply reliable authentication, authorization, and accountability · Design security architectures that can be verified, certified, and accredited · Understand the newest attacks and countermeasures · Use encryption to safeguard data, systems, and networks · Systematically plan and test business continuity/disaster recovery programs · Protect today’s cloud, web, and database applications · Address global compliance issues, from privacy to computer forensics · Develop software that is secure throughout its entire lifecycle · Implement effective security governance and risk management · Use best-practice policies, procedures, guidelines, and controls · Ensure strong operational controls, from background checks to security audits

AIX V6 Advanced Security Features Introduction and Configuration

Author:Chris Almond,Brad Gough,Christian Karpp,Rajeev Mishra,Liviu Rosca,Jackie Wilson,IBM Redbooks

Publisher:IBM Redbooks

ISBN:0738489247

Total Pages:412

Viewed:1945

GET BOOK

Books Description:

AIX Version 6.1 provides many significant new security technologies and security enhancements. The purpose of this IBM Redbooks publication is to highlight and explain the security features at the conceptual level, as well as provide practical examples of how they may be implemented. Some features are extensions of features made available in prior AIX releases, and some are new features introduced with AIX V6. Major new security enhancements will be introduced with AIX V6 in 2007: - Trusted AIX (Multilevel Security) - Role Based Access Control (RBAC) - Encrypted File System - Trusted Execution - AIX Security Expert Enhancements This IBM Redbooks publication will provide a technical introduction to these new enhancements. The topics are both broad and very complex. This book will serve as an initial effort in describing all of the enhancements together in a single volume to the security/system hardening oriented audience.

Wait No More

Author:Benjamin Roseth,Angela Reyes,Pedro Farias,Miguel Porrúa,Harold Villalba,Sebastián Acevedo,Norma Peña,Elsa Estevez,Sebastián Linares Lejarraga,Pablo Fillotrani

Publisher:Inter-American Development Bank

ISBN:159782335X

Total Pages:238

Viewed:1231

GET BOOK

Books Description:

This book is about the smallest unit of public policy: the government transaction. Government transactions—requesting a birth certificate, registering a property, or opening a business, for example—are the way that citizens and companies connect with the government. Efficient transactions enhance the business climate, citizen perception of government, and access to crucial public programs and services. In Latin America and the Caribbean, however, government transactions are often headaches. Public institutions rarely coordinate with each other, still rely on paper, and are more concerned about fulfilling bureaucratic requirements than meeting citizens’ needs. Wait No More empirically confirms a reality known anecdotally but previously unquantified and offers a path to escape the bureaucratic maze.

CISSP Cert Guide

Author:Troy McMillan,Robin Abernathy

Publisher:Pearson IT Certification

ISBN:0133448460

Total Pages:656

Viewed:1475

GET BOOK

Books Description:

This is the eBook version of the print title. Note that the eBook does not provide access to the practice test software that accompanies the print book. Learn, prepare, and practice for CISSP exam success with the CISSP Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification. Master CISSP exam topics Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks CISSP Cert Guide is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Leading IT certification experts Troy McMillan and Robin Abernathy share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics. You'll get a complete test preparation routine organized around proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan. This study guide helps you master all the topics on the CISSP exam, including Access control Telecommunications and network security Information security governance and risk management Software development security Cryptography Security architecture and design Operation security Business continuity and disaster recovery planning Legal, regulations, investigations, and compliance Physical (environmental) security

The Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CCSP CBK

Author:Adam Gordon

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:1119276748

Total Pages:544

Viewed:705

GET BOOK

Books Description:

Globally recognized and backed by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and the (ISC)2 the CCSP credential is the ideal way to match marketability and credibility to your cloud security skill set. The Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CCSPSM CBK Second Edition is your ticket for expert insight through the 6 CCSP domains. You will find step-by-step guidance through real-life scenarios, illustrated examples, tables, best practices, and more. This Second Edition features clearer diagrams as well as refined explanations based on extensive expert feedback. Sample questions help you reinforce what you have learned and prepare smarter. Numerous illustrated examples and tables are included to demonstrate concepts, frameworks and real-life scenarios. The book offers step-by-step guidance through each of CCSP’s domains, including best practices and techniques used by the world's most experienced practitioners. Developed by (ISC)2, endorsed by the Cloud Security Alliance® (CSA) and compiled and reviewed by cloud security experts across the world, this book brings together a global, thorough perspective. The Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CCSP CBK should be utilized as your fundamental study tool in preparation for the CCSP exam and provides a comprehensive reference that will serve you for years to come.

The Integrated Architecture Framework Explained

Author:Jack van't Wout,Maarten Waage,Herman Hartman,Max Stahlecker,Aaldert Hofman

Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:9783642115189

Total Pages:246

Viewed:1086

GET BOOK

Books Description:

This book captures and communicates the wealth of architecture experience Capgemini has gathered as a member of The Open Group – a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium formed by major industry players – in developing, deploying, and using its “Integrated Architecture Framework” (IAF) since its origination in 1993. Today, many elements of IAF have been incorporated into the new version 9 of TOGAF, the related Open Group standard. The authors, all working on and with IAF for many years, here provide a full reference to IAF and a guide on how to apply it. In addition, they describe in detail the relations between IAF and the architecture standards TOGAF and Archimate and other development or process frameworks like ITIL, CMMI, and RUP. Their presentation is targeted at architects, project managers, and process analysts who have either considered or are already working with IAF – they will find many roadmaps, case studies, checklists, and tips and advice for their daily work.

Information Governance Principles and Practices for a Big Data Landscape

Author:Chuck Ballard,Cindy Compert,Tom Jesionowski,Ivan Milman,Bill Plants,Barry Rosen,Harald Smith,IBM Redbooks

Publisher:IBM Redbooks

ISBN:0738439592

Total Pages:280

Viewed:305

GET BOOK

Books Description:

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes how the IBM Big Data Platform provides the integrated capabilities that are required for the adoption of Information Governance in the big data landscape. As organizations embark on new use cases, such as Big Data Exploration, an enhanced 360 view of customers, or Data Warehouse modernization, and absorb ever growing volumes and variety of data with accelerating velocity, the principles and practices of Information Governance become ever more critical to ensure trust in data and help organizations overcome the inherent risks and achieve the wanted value. The introduction of big data changes the information landscape. Data arrives faster than humans can react to it, and issues can quickly escalate into significant events. The variety of data now poses new privacy and security risks. The high volume of information in all places makes it harder to find where these issues, risks, and even useful information to drive new value and revenue are. Information Governance provides an organization with a framework that can align their wanted outcomes with their strategic management principles, the people who can implement those principles, and the architecture and platform that are needed to support the big data use cases. The IBM Big Data Platform, coupled with a framework for Information Governance, provides an approach to build, manage, and gain significant value from the big data landscape.

IT Manager's Handbook

Author:Bill Holtsnider,Brian D. Jaffe

Publisher:Elsevier

ISBN:0123914051

Total Pages:368

Viewed:1419

GET BOOK

Books Description:

IT Manager’s Handbook, Third Edition, provides a practical reference that you will return to again and again in an ever-changing corporate environment where the demands on IT continue to increase. Make your first 100 days really count with the fundamental principles and core concepts critical to your success as a new IT Manager. This is a must-read for new IT managers and a great refresher for seasoned managers trying to maintain expertise in the rapidly changing IT world. This latest edition includes discussions on how to develop an overall IT strategy as well as demonstrate the value of IT to the company. It will teach you how to: manage your enterprise’s new level of connectivity with a new chapter covering social media, handheld devices, and more; implement and optimize cloud services to provide a better experience for your mobile and virtual workforce at a lower cost to your bottom line; integrate mobile applications into your company’s strategy; and manage the money, including topics such as department budgets and leasing versus buying. You will also learn how to work with your customers, whomever those might be for your IT shop; hire, train, and manage your team and their projects so that you come in on time and budget; and secure your systems to face some of today's most challenging security challenges. This book will appeal to new IT managers in all areas of specialty, including technical professionals who are transitioning into IT management. Manage your enterprise’s new level of connectivity with a NEW chapter covering social media, handheld devices, and more Implement and optimize cloud services to provide a better experience for your mobile and virtual workforce at a lower cost to your bottom line Integrate mobile applications into your company’s strategy Manage the money, including topics such as department budgets and leasing versus buying Work with your "customers", whomever those might be for your IT shop Hire, train, and manage your team and their projects so that you come in on time and budget Secure your systems to face some of today's most challenging security challenges

Database Administration

Author:Craig S. Mullins

Publisher:Addison-Wesley

ISBN:0133012727

Total Pages:928

Viewed:655

GET BOOK

Books Description:

Database Administration, Second Edition , is the definitive, technology-independent guide to the modern discipline of database administration. Packed with best practices and proven solutions for any database platform or environment, this text fully reflects the field’s latest realities and challenges. Drawing on more than thirty years of database experience, Mullins focuses on problems that today’s DBAs actually face, and skills and knowledge they simply must have. Mullins presents realistic, thorough, and up-to-date coverage of every DBA task, including creating database environments, data modeling, normalization, design, performance, data integrity, compliance, governance, security, backup/recovery, disaster planning, data and storage management, data movement/distribution, data warehousing, connectivity, metadata, tools, and more. This edition adds new coverage of “Big Data,” database appliances, cloud computing, and NoSQL. Mullins includes an entirely new chapter on the DBA’s role in regulatory compliance, with substantial new material on data breaches, auditing, encryption, retention, and metadata management. You’ll also find an all-new glossary, plus up-to-the-minute DBA rules of thumb.

CISSP Exam Cram

Author:Michael Gregg

Publisher:Pearson IT Certification

ISBN:0134209591

Total Pages:768

Viewed:1073

GET BOOK

Books Description:

This is the eBook version of the print title. Note that the eBook does not provide access to the practice test software that accompanies the print book. Access to the digital edition of the Cram Sheet is available through product registration at Pearson IT Certification; or see instructions in back pages of your eBook. CISSP Exam Cram, Fourth Edition, is the perfect study guide to help you pass the tough new electronic version of the CISSP exam. It provides coverage and practice questions for every exam topic, including substantial new coverage of encryption, cloud security, information lifecycles, security management/governance, and more. The book contains an extensive set of preparation tools, such as quizzes, Exam Alerts, and two practice exams. Covers the critical information you’ll need to pass the CISSP exam! Enforce effective physical security throughout your organization Apply reliable authentication, authorization, and accountability Design security architectures that can be verified, certified, and accredited Understand the newest attacks and countermeasures Use encryption to safeguard data, systems, and networks Systematically plan and test business continuity/disaster recovery programs Protect today’s cloud, web, and database applications Address global compliance issues, from privacy to computer forensics Develop software that is secure throughout its entire lifecycle Implement effective security governance and risk management Use best-practice policies, procedures, guidelines, and controls Ensure strong operational controls, from background checks to security audits

Internal Control Audit and Compliance

Author:Lynford Graham

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:1118996305

Total Pages:416

Viewed:1799

GET BOOK

Books Description:

Ease the transition to the new COSO framework with practical strategy Internal Control Audit and Compliance provides complete guidance toward the latest framework established by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO). With clear explanations and expert advice on implementation, this helpful guide shows auditors and accounting managers how to document and test internal controls over financial reporting with detailed sections covering each element of the framework. Each section highlights the latest changes and new points of emphasis, with explicit definitions of internal controls and how they should be assessed and tested. Coverage includes easing the transition from older guidelines, with step-by-step instructions for implementing the new changes. The new framework identifies seventeen new principles, each of which are explained in detail to help readers understand the new and emerging best practices for efficiency and effectiveness. The revised COSO framework includes financial and non-financial reporting, as well as both internal and external reporting objectives. It is essential for auditors and controllers to understand the new framework and how to document and test under the new guidance. This book clarifies complex codification and provides an effective strategy for a more rapid transition. Understand the new COSO internal controls framework Document and test internal controls to strengthen business processes Learn how requirements differ for public and non-public companies Incorporate improved risk management into the new framework The new framework is COSO's first complete revision since the release of the initial framework in 1992. Companies have become accustomed to the old guidelines, and the necessary procedures have become routine – making the transition to align with the new framework akin to steering an ocean liner. Internal Control Audit and Compliance helps ease that transition, with clear explanation and practical implementation guidance.