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Soft Target Hardening: Protecting People from Attack

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Soft Target Hardening: Protecting People from Attack by Jennifer Hesterman
2014 | ISBN: 1482244217 | English | 321 pages | PDF | 17 MB

Soft Target Hardening: Protecting People from Attack
Terrorist attacks occur daily and are increasingly being aimed at civilian populations around the world. Battlefield lines have been redrawn to include churches, schools, hospitals, and malls. This breach of moral boundary is shocking and invokes fear-two primary goals of terrorism.
Although there is an increase in soft target activity-or attacks on places of worship, study, and leisure-there is hesitation to explore such susceptibility in the United States. starts the national dialogue by providing case studies, best practices, and methodologies for identifying soft target vulnerabilities and reducing risk in the US. Offering deterrence and mitigation techniques from more than 275 sources, this comprehensive book:

Explores US cultural nuances contributing to the country turning a psychological blind eye toward soft target threats
Assesses the attractiveness of soft target threats presented by foreign and domestic terror groups and drug trafficking organizations
Analyzes the unique vulnerabilities of churches, schools, hospitals, malls, sporting and recreational events, and other soft targets
Gives an overview of soft target hardening tactics from global hotspots, including first-person accounts and photographs
Introduces the concept of effects-based hardening, derived from the military model of effects-based operations
Discusses emerging soft target challenges such as insider threats, kidnapping, and use of human shields
Evaluates the likelihood of the use of weapons of mass destruction against civilian-centric venues
is a must read for those who secure, own, and operate soft target facilities, and for citizens who want to protect themselves and their families from attack.
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Risk and Social Theory in Environmental Management

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Risk and Social Theory in Environmental Management by Thomas Measham, Stewart Lockie
2012 | ISBN: 0643104127 | English | 232 pages | PDF | 12 MB

Risk and Social Theory in Environmental Management
marks a timely contribution, given that environmental management is no longer just about protecting pristine ecosystems and endangered species from anthropogenic harm; it is about calculating and managing the risks to human communities of rapid environmental and technological change.

First, the book provides a solid foundation of the social theory underpinning the nature of risk, then presents a rethinking of key concepts and methods in order to take more seriously the biophysical embeddedness of human society. Second, it presents a rich set of case studies from Australia and around the world, drawing on the latest applied research conducted by leading research institutions. In so doing, the book identifies the tensions that arise from decision making over risk and uncertainty in a contested policy environment, and provides crucial insights for addressing on-the-ground problems in an integrated way.

* First volume to address environmental risk from a social science perspective
* Latest theoretical developments
* In depth case studies of contemporary issues (e.g. climate change, water shortages)
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Security in Computing, 4th Edition

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Security in Computing, 4th Edition by Charles P. Pfleeger, Shari Lawrence Pfleeger
2006 | ISBN: 0132390779 | English | 880 pages | EPUB | 7 MB

Security in Computing, 4th Edition
The New State-of-the-Art in Information Security: Now Covers the Economics of Cyber Security and the Intersection of Privacy and Information Security
For years, IT and security professionals and students have turned to Security in Computing as the definitive guide to information about computer security attacks and countermeasures. In their new fourth edition, Charles P. Pfleeger and Shari Lawrence Pfleeger have thoroughly updated their classic guide to reflect today's newest technologies, standards, and trends.
The authors first introduce the core concepts and vocabulary of computer security, including attacks and controls. Next, the authors systematically identify and assess threats now facing programs, operating systems, database systems, and networks. For each threat, they offer best-practice responses.

Security in Computing, Fourth Edition , goes beyond technology, covering crucial management issues faced in protecting infrastructure and information. This edition contains an all-new chapter on the economics of cybersecurity, explaining ways to make a business case for security investments. Another new chapter addresses privacy–from data mining and identity theft, to RFID and e-voting.

New coverage also includes
Programming mistakes that compromise security: man-in-the-middle, timing, and privilege escalation attacks
Web application threats and vulnerabilities
Networks of compromised systems: bots, botnets, and drones
Rootkits–including the notorious Sony XCP
Wi-Fi network security challenges, standards, and techniques
New malicious code attacks, including false interfaces and keystroke loggers
Improving code quality: software engineering, testing, and liability approaches
Biometric authentication: capabilities and limitations
Using the Advanced Encryption System (AES) more effectively
Balancing dissemination with piracy control in music and other digital content
Countering new cryptanalytic attacks against RSA, DES, and SHA
Responding to the emergence of organized attacker groups pursuing profit
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Building Rules: How Local Controls Shape Community Environments And Economies

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Building Rules: How Local Controls Shape Community Environments And Economies by Kee Warner
English | 2001 | ISBN: 0813339235 | 216 Pages | PDF | 23 MB
Urban and suburban growth is a burning local issue for communities across the United States and many other parts of the world.

Building Rules: How Local Controls Shape Community Environments And Economies
Concerns include protecting habitats, high costs of infrastructure, social inequalities, traffic congestion and more intangible worries about "quality of life." Citizens pressure public officials to intensify development regulations, flying in the face of local "growth machines." Builders and growth boosters oppose regulation as unfair and bad for local economies. Based on a systematic comparative study of urban areas in Southern California, this book provides a much-needed examination of the true impacts of local development controls, including the ways that they have and have not made a difference. The authors draw general implications for communities elsewhere and how to better understand theories of growth and urban governance.
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Security in Computing (5th Edition)

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Security in Computing (5th Edition) by Shari Lawrence Pfleeger
English | Feb 2, 2015 | ISBN: 0134085043 | 944 Pages | EPUB/MOBI/AZW/PDF (Converted) | 34 MB
The New State of the Art in Information Security: Now Covers Cloud Computing, the Internet of Things, and Cyberwarfare.

Security in Computing (5th Edition)
Students and IT and security professionals have long relied on Security in Computing as the definitive guide to computer security attacks and countermeasures. Now, the authors have thoroughly updated this classic to reflect today's newest technologies, attacks, standards, and trends.

Security in Computing, Fifth Edition, offers complete, timely coverage of all aspects of computer security, including users, software, devices, operating systems, networks, and data. Reflecting rapidly evolving attacks, countermeasures, and computing environments, this new edition introduces best practices for authenticating users, preventing malicious code execution, using encryption, protecting privacy, implementing firewalls, detecting intrusions, and more. More than two hundred end-of-chapter exercises help the student to solidify lessons learned in each chapter.

Combining breadth, depth, and exceptional clarity, this comprehensive guide builds carefully from simple to complex topics, so you always understand all you need to know before you move forward.

You'll start by mastering the field's basic terms, principles, and concepts. Next, you'll apply these basics in diverse situations and environments, learning to "think like an attacker" and identify exploitable weaknesses. Then you will switch to defense, selecting the best available solutions and countermeasures. Finally, you'll go beyond technology to understand crucial management issues in protecting infrastructure and data.

New coverage includes
A full chapter on securing cloud environments and managing their unique risks
Extensive new coverage of security issues associated with user-web interaction
New risks and techniques for safeguarding the Internet of Things
A new primer on threats to privacy and how to guard it
An assessment of computers and cyberwarfare-recent attacks and emerging risks
Security flaws and risks associated with electronic voting systems
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iPad For Seniors For Dummies

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iPad For Seniors For Dummies by Nancy Muir
For Dummies | Jul 20 2010 | ISBN: 0470883170 | Pages: 320 | PDF | 23.07 MB
The full-color guide to the exciting new iPad, written specifically with the needs of seniors in mind! The iPad is the perfect device for the senior market, combining the Web, e-mail, photos, video, and book reading into an intuitive, portable device. Written by veteran Dummies author Nancy Muir, this fun and friendly guide shows you how to use the many features and capabilities of the iPad to make life easier!

iPad For Seniors For Dummies
You'll learn how to use the multitouch screen to zoom in and out on Web pages and choose a font and size that makes reading comfortable so that you can get directions, plan vacations, enjoy photos, keep in touch with family, obtain financial and legal information, and much more.
Assumes no prior information or experience and begins with the basics of getting acquainted with your iPad and its features
Introduces the intuitive touch methodology for interacting, zooming, and scrolling
Walks you through organizing your calendar, finding and browsing sites, sending e-mails, sharing photos, buying and playing music, and more
Focuses on subjects that are particularly helpful to seniors, such as getting directions, protecting personal information, setting passwords, maintaining and troubleshooting the iPad, and more
You'll quickly discover that the iPad and iPad for Seniors For Dummies are the perfect combinations to get connected and stay connected!
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Electricity Demystified, Second Edition

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Electricity Demystified, Second Edition
Language: English | EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: 007177534X | 2012 | 384 pages | 3 MB / 3 MB
Having trouble understanding the fundamentals of electricity? Problem solved! Electricity Demystified, Second Edition, makes it shockingly easy to learn the basic concepts.

Electricity Demystified, Second Edition
Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins by covering direct current (DC), voltage, resistance, circuits, cells, and batteries. The book goes on to discuss alternating current (AC), power supplies, wire, and cable. Magnetism and electromagnetic effects are also addressed. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material. End-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts.

It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about:
Ohm's Law, power, and energy
Kirchhoff's Laws
Electrochemical energy
Electricity in the home
Protecting electronic equipment
Electromagnetic interference
Practical magnetism

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Electricity Demystified, Second Edition, powers up your understanding of this essential subject.
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Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff between Privacy and Security

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Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff between Privacy and Security by Daniel J. Solove
English | 2011-05-31 | ISBN: 0300172311 | PDF | 256 pages | 3 MB

Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff between Privacy and Security
"If you've got nothing to hide," many people say, "you shouldn't worry about government surveillance." Others argue that we must sacrifice privacy for security. But as Daniel J. Solove argues in this important book, these arguments and many others are flawed. They are based on mistaken views about what it means to protect privacy and the costs and benefits of doing so. The debate between privacy and security has been framed incorrectly as a zero-sum game in which we are forced to choose between one value and the other. Why can't we have both?
In this concise and accessible book, Solove exposes the fallacies of many pro-security arguments that have skewed law and policy to favor security at the expense of privacy. Protecting privacy isn't fatal to security measures; it merely involves adequate oversight and regulation. Solove traces the history of the privacy-security debate from the Revolution to the present day. He explains how the law protects privacy and examines concerns with new technologies. He then points out the failings of our current system and offers specific remedies. Nothing to Hide makes a powerful and compelling case for reaching a better balance between privacy and security and reveals why doing so is essential to protect our freedom and democracy.
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Gay and Lesbian Rights (2nd Edition)

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Brette McWhorter Sember, "Gay and Lesbian Rights (2nd Edition)"
English | ISBN: 1572485507 | 2006 | PDF | 304 pages | 2 MB

Gay and Lesbian Rights (2nd Edition)
"This clearly written, comprehensive, accessible guide belongs in the library of all gays and lesbians who are thinking of partnering or who are already partnered. Learn about domestic arguments, managing joint income and protecting yourself and your significant other financiallybuy and read this book."
-Martin Kantor, MD, author of My Guy and Together Forever

Legal rights for the GLBT community are expanding every year. Cities and states all over the country are passing new legislation that makes it easier than ever before to protect yourself and your relationships. Gay & Lesbian Rights details how you can take advantage of the latest legal advances.

* A brand-new section answers all your questions about the eight states that legally recognize same-sex partnerships.

* A convenient appendix features useful resources such as websites, organizations and hotlines for information and support-including support for GLBT teens.

* Tip boxes highlight how to find the information you need to live your life the way you want.

Gay & Lesbian Rights explains how to stand up for your rights, use the law to your advantage and get the results you need-even in not-so-GLBT-friendly environments.

Use Gay & Lesbian Rights to learn how to:
* formalize your relationship through a civil union or marriage
* register a domestic partnership
* defend yourself against discrimination
* encourage equality in the workplace
* combine finances and households
* obtain health insurance for your family
* adopt or conceive a child
* ensure a safe school environment for your children
* provide for your family with estate planning tools
* end a domestic partnership
* make a difference in your community
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U.S. Navy SEALs 101

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U.S. Navy SEALs 101 (Military Power) by Hans Halberstadt
2012 | ISBN: n/a, ASIN: B00A0K8ZLG | English | 160 pages | EPUB + MOBI | 3 MB + 3 MB

U.S. Navy SEALs 101
The U.S. Navy SEALs-named for the three environments from which they operate (Sea, Air, and Land)-was organized and created during World War II and has taken the lead in many special operations missions protecting the United States over the past seventy years. In this quick read, Hans Halberstadt offers an overview of various SEAL teams, including Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), and Special Warfare Command (SPECWARCOM), detailing their headquarters, training tactics, and place within the SEAL organization. He describes the typical skillset of a Navy SEAL, the different types of missions they carry out, and the shifting role of the SEALs since their official inception fifty years ago. Halberstadt goes on to explain how the history of American naval combat in WWII and the Korean War led to the official formation of the SEALs in 1962 with support from then-President John F. Kennedy. Finally, he narrates short stories of intense SEAL assignments carried out in Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, and the Persian Gulf. With black-and-white photos throughout, the centerpiece of this gripping quick read is the tale of an ambush against decorated Captain Bob Gormly's SEAL platoon in Vietnam.
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