Most introductory books on cyber security are either too technical for popular readers, or too casual for professional ones. This book, in contrast, is intended to reside somewhere in the middle. That is, while concepts are explained in a friendly manner for any educated adult, the book also necessarily includes network diagrams with the obligatory references to clouds, servers, and packets. But don’t let this scare you. Anyone with an ounce of determination can get through every page of this book, and will come out better informed, not only on cyber security, but also on computing, networking, and software.
This is not a book about information security. Certainly not about IT. This is a book about hacking: specifically, how to infiltrate a company’s network, locate their most critical data, and make off with it without triggering whatever shiny new security tool the company wasted their budget on. Whether you are a wannabe ethical hacker or just an enthusiast frustrated by outdated books and false media reports, this book is definitely for you. We will set up a fake – but realistic enough – target and go in detail over the main steps to 0wn the company: building phishing malware, finding vulnerabilities, rooting Windows domains, p0wning a mainframe, etc.
In the world of open source software, the Concurrent Versions System (CVS) was the tool of choice for version control for many years. And rightly so. CVS was open source software itself, and its nonrestrictive modus operandi and support for networked operation allowed dozens of geographically dispersed programmers to share their work. It fit the collaborative nature of the open source world very well. CVS and its semi-chaotic development model have since become cornerstones of open source culture. But CVS was not without its flaws, and simply fixing those flaws promised to be an enormous effort. Enter Subversion. Subversion was designed to be a successor to CVS, and its originators set out to win the hearts of CVS users in two ways, by creating an open source system with a design (and “look and feel”) similar to CVS, and by attempting to avoid most of CVS's noticeable flaws. While the result wasn't and isn't the next great evolution in version control design, Subversion is very powerful, very usable, and very flexible.
Randall H. Miller punches the Mark Landry series into high gear with Family Matters—a fast ride powered by the vivid characters established in his debut thriller, Wrong Town, an Amazon Top-10 Best Seller in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia. Five years ago, Mark Landry retired from an exceptional career in special operations and returned home to suburban Massachusetts with the hopes of starting a new life. He now balances his new role as husband and father with a position in the private security sector—a job that offers plenty of action and more money than he ever imagined. Life is good. That is, until a deadly encounter with mysterious Russian operators in downtown Boston sets off a chilling plot touched by Beltway powerbrokers, NSA cyber warriors, and some of the underworld’s deadliest assassins. With detective-wife Luci, trusted cyber-guru Kenny at his side, and a loyal family of operators under his command, Mark sees a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that could catapult him to a position of power and influence he never thought possible. But it comes with a steep price. To pull it off, he not only needs to harness all the manpower and cyber capabilities at his disposal—he must bet everything in a risky game of deception. Family Matters is a contemporary thriller with Cold War echoes, punctuated by character revelations that will leave the reader spellbound. If you enjoyed Wrong Town, intel suggests you will love Family Matters. Family Matters is the second book of the Mark Landry series. Randall H. Miller is the author of six books, including the Amazon Top 10 Best Selling Mark Landry series. He has a M.A. in Diplomacy (focused on International Terrorism) and a B.A. in Criminal Justice, both from Norwich University, the nation’s oldest private military college. A former soldier in the 82nd Airborne and 2nd Infantry Divisions, he researches and trains regularly in weapons and close-quarter-battle tactics alongside law enforcement and military operators. He lives in North Andover, Massachusetts.
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