Just as a professional athlete doesn’t show up without a solid game plan, ethical hackers, IT professionals, and security researchers should not be unprepared, either. The Hacker Playbook provides them their own game plans. Written by a longtime security professional and CEO of Secure Planet, LLC, this step-by-step guide to the “game” of penetration hacking features hands-on examples and helpful advice from the top of the field. Through a series of football-style “plays,” this straightforward guide gets to the root of many of the roadblocks people may face while penetration testing-including attacking different types of networks, pivoting through security controls, privilege escalation, and evading antivirus software. From “Pregame” research to “The Drive” and “The Lateral Pass,” the practical plays listed can be read in order or referenced as needed. Either way, the valuable advice within will put you in the mindset of a penetration tester of a Fortune 500 company, regardless of your career or level of experience. This second version of The Hacker Playbook takes all the best “plays” from the original book and incorporates the latest attacks, tools, and lessons learned. Double the content compared to its predecessor, this guide further outlines building a lab, walks through test cases for attacks, and provides more customized code. Whether you’re downing energy drinks while desperately looking for an exploit, or preparing for an exciting new job in IT security, this guide is an essential part of any ethical hacker’s library-so there’s no reason not to get in the game.
A comprehensive introduction to machine learning that uses probabilistic models and inference as a unifying approach. Today’s Web-enabled deluge of electronic data calls for automated methods of data analysis. Machine learning provides these, developing methods that can automatically detect patterns in data and then use the uncovered patterns to predict future data. This textbook offers a comprehensive and self-contained introduction to the field of machine learning, based on a unified, probabilistic approach. The coverage combines breadth and depth, offering necessary background material on such topics as probability, optimization, and linear algebra as well as discussion of recent developments in the field, including conditional random fields, L1 regularization, and deep learning. The book is written in an informal, accessible style, complete with pseudo-code for the most important algorithms. All topics are copiously illustrated with color images and worked examples drawn from such application domains as biology, text processing, computer vision, and robotics. Rather than providing a cookbook of different heuristic methods, the book stresses a principled model-based approach, often using the language of graphical models to specify models in a concise and intuitive way. Almost all the models described have been implemented in a MATLAB software package — PMTK (probabilistic modeling toolkit) — that is freely available online. The book is suitable for upper-level undergraduates with an introductory-level college math background and beginning graduate students.
“. . .the best introduction to cryptography I’ve ever seen. . . . The book the National Security Agency wanted never to be published. . . .” -Wired Magazine “. . .monumental . . . fascinating . . . comprehensive . . . the definitive work on cryptography for computer programmers . . .” -Dr. Dobb’s Journal “. . .easily ranks as one of the most authoritative in its field.” -PC Magazine “. . .the bible of code hackers.” -The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog This new edition of the cryptography classic provides you with a comprehensive survey of modern cryptography. The book details how programmers and electronic communications professionals can use cryptography-the technique of enciphering and deciphering messages-to maintain the privacy of computer data. It describes dozens of cryptography algorithms, gives practical advice on how to implement them into cryptographic software, and shows how they can be used to solve security problems. Covering the latest developments in practical cryptographic techniques, this new edition shows programmers who design computer applications, networks, and storage systems how they can build security into their software and systems. What’s new in the Second Edition? â New information on the Clipper Chip, including ways to defeat the key escrow mechanism â New encryption algorithms, including algorithms from the former Soviet Union and South Africa, and the RC4 stream cipher â The latest protocols for digital signatures, authentication, secure elections, digital cash, and more â More detailed information on key management and cryptographic implementations
Admitting you’re a bell-end is the first step to salvation…KSI is one of the biggest and baddest YouTube stars on the planet. With over a billion views and millions of subscribers to his name, he is the undisputed king of social media. But despite this success he is a self-confessed bell-end. Excessively posting selfies, oversharing about his dead nan, spending all day scouring Tinder and suffering from red-hot Fifa rage, are just some of his undesirable online habits. However, with acceptance comes salvation and now KSI is blowing the doors off the internet to find the cure. No one is spared, as KSI takes down fellow YouTubers, trolls, paedos, Tinder catfishers and Nigerian scammers in an all-out assault on the online universe. Along the way he also reveals how to become a YouTube kingpin as well as his hot Fifa tips, before he unveils his online revolution to help save the next generation from his fate.So, if you want to avoid becoming a total bell-end, then calm your tits, and simply take the medicine KSI is dishing up.
`There is usually a fine line between genius and insanity, but in this case it has become very blurred. Some of the funniest and most clever writing I have read in years.` (Terrance Fielding, `WIRED` magazine)
`I laughed so hard and uncontrollably I could hardly breathe. Reading this on public transport is not a good idea.` (Penthouse magazine)
`Brilliantly funny.` (Jezebel.com)
From the notorious Internet troublemaker who brought the world the explosively popular `Next Time I’ll Spend the Money on Drugs Instead,` in which he attempted to pay his chiropractor with a picture he drew of a spider; `Please Design a Logo for Me. With Pie Charts. For Free,` which has been described as one of the most passed-on viral e-mails of all time; and, most recently, the staggeringly popular `Missing Missy,` which has appeared everywhere from `The Guardian` to `Jezebel` to Andrew Sullivan’s `The Daily Dish,` comes this profoundly funny collection of irreverent Internet mischief and comedy.
Featuring all of Thorne’s viral success, including `Missing Missy,` `The Internet Is a Playground` culls together every article and e- mail from Thorne’s wildly popular website 27bslash6.com, as well as enough new material, available only in these pages, to keep you laughing-and, indeed, crying-until Thorne’s next stroke-of-genius prank. Or hilarious hoax. Or well-publicized almost-stint in jail (really).
Why has median income stopped rising in the US? Why is the share of population that is working falling so rapidly? Why are our economy and society are becoming more unequal? A popular explanation right now is that the root cause underlying these symptoms is technological stagnation– a slowdown in the kinds of ideas and inventions that bring progress and prosperity. In Race Against the Machine, MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee present a very different explanation. Drawing on research by their team at the Center for Digital Business, they show that there’s been no stagnation in technology — in fact, the digital revolution is accelerating. Recent advances are the stuff of science fiction: computers now drive cars in traffic, translate between human languages effectively, and beat the best human Jeopardy! players. As these examples show, digital technologies are rapidly encroaching on skills that used to belong to humans alone. This phenomenon is both broad and deep, and has profound economic implications. Many of these implications are positive; digital innovation increases productivity, reduces prices (sometimes to zero), and grows the overall economic pie. But digital innovation has also changed how the economic pie is distributed, and here the news is not good for the median worker. As technology races ahead, it can leave many people behind. Workers whose skills have been mastered by computers have less to offer the job market, and see their wages and prospects shrink. Entrepreneurial business models, new organizational structures and different institutions are needed to ensure that the average worker is not left behind by cutting-edge machines. In Race Against the Machine Brynjolfsson and McAfee bring together a range of statistics, examples, and arguments to show that technological progress is accelerating, and that this trend has deep consequences for skills, wages, and jobs. The book makes the case that employment prospects are grim for many today not because there’s been technology has stagnated, but instead because we humans and our organizations aren’t keeping up.
Full-length practice tests covering all CISSP domains for the ultimate in exam prep The CISSP Official (ISC)2 Practice Tests is a major resource for CISSP candidates, providing 1300 unique practice questions. The first part of the book provides 100 questions per domain so you can practice on any domains you know you need to brush up on. After that, you get two unique 250-question practice exams to help you master the material and practice simulated exam taking well in advance of the exam. The two practice exams cover all exam domains, and are included in identical proportion to the exam itself to help you gauge the relative importance of each topic covered. As the only official practice tests endorsed by the (ISC)2, this book gives you the advantage of full and complete preparation: coverage includes Security and Risk Management; Asset Security; Security Engineering; Communication and Network Security; Identity and Access Management; Security Assessment and Testing; Security Operations; and Software Development Security. These practice tests align with the 2015 version of the exam to ensure up-to-date preparation, and are designed to simulate what you’ll see on exam day. The CISSP credential signifies a body of knowledge and a set of guaranteed skills that put you in demand in the marketplace. This book is your ticket to achieving this prestigious certification, by helping you test what you know against what you need to know. Align your preparation with the 2015 CISSP Body of KnowledgeTest your knowledge of all exam domainsIdentify areas in need of further studyGauge your progress throughout your exam preparation The Certified Information Systems Security Professional exam is refreshed every few years to ensure that candidates are up-to-date on the latest security topics and trends. Currently-aligned preparation resources are critical, and periodic practice tests are one of the best ways to truly measure your level of understanding. The CISSP Official (ISC)2 Practice Tests is your secret weapon for success, and the ideal preparation tool for the savvy CISSP candidate.
In today’s lightning-fast technology world, good product management is critical to maintaining a competitive advantage. Yet, managing human beings and navigating complex product roadmaps is no easy task, and it’s rare to find a product leader who can steward a digital product from concept to launch without a couple of major hiccups. Why do some product leaders succeed while others don’t? This insightful book presents interviews with nearly 100 leading product managers from all over the world. Authors Richard Banfield, Martin Eriksson, and Nate Walkingshaw draw on decades of experience in product design and development to capture the approaches, styles, insights, and techniques of successful product managers. If you want to understand what drives good product leaders, this book is an irreplaceable resource. In three parts, Product Leadership helps you explore: Themes and patterns of successful teams and their leaders, and ways to attain those characteristics Best approaches for guiding your product team through the startup, emerging, and enterprise stages of a company’s evolution Strategies and tactics for working with customers, agencies, partners, and external stakeholders
Step-by-step instructions for creating VBA macros Harness the power of VBA and create custom Excel applications Make Excel 2007 work for you! This clear, nonintimidating guide shows you how to use VBA to create Excel apps that look and work the way you want. Packed with plenty of sample programs, it explains how to work with range objects, control program flow, develop custom dialog boxes, create custom toolbars and menus, and much more. Discover how to Grasp essential programming concepts Use the Visual Basic(r) Editor Navigate the new Excel user interface Communicate with your users Deal with errors and bugs
Master your virtual environment with the ultimate vSphere guide Mastering VMware vSphere 6 is the fully updated edition of the bestselling guide to VMware’s virtualization solution. With comprehensive coverage of this industry-leading toolset, this book acts as an informative guide and valuable reference. Step-by-step instruction walks you through installation, configuration, operation, security processes, and much more as you conquer the management and automation of your virtual environment. Written by certified VMware vExperts, this indispensable guide provides hands-on instruction and detailed conceptual explanations, anchored by practical applications and real-world examples. This book is the ultimate guide to vSphere, helping administrators master their virtual environment. Learn to: * Install, configure, and manage the vCenter Server components * Leverage the Support Tools to provide maintenance and updates * Create and configure virtual networks, storage devices, and virtual machines * Implement the latest features to ensure compatibility and flexibility * Manage resource allocation and utilization to meet application needs * Monitor infrastructure performance and availability * Automate and orchestrate routine administrative tasks Mastering VMware vSphere 6 is what you need to stay up-to-date on VMware’s industry-leading software for the virtualized datacenter.
A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year The Pixar Touch is a lively chronicle of Pixar Animation Studios’ history and evolution, and the “fraternity of geeks” who shaped it. With the help of animating genius John Lasseter and visionary businessman Steve Jobs, Pixar has become the gold standard of animated filmmaking, beginning with a short special effects shot made at Lucasfilm in 1982 all the way up through the landmark films Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Wall-E, and others. David A. Price goes behind the scenes of the corporate feuds between Lasseter and his former champion, Jeffrey Katzenberg, as well as between Jobs and Michael Eisner. And finally he explores Pixar’s complex relationship with the Walt Disney Company as it transformed itself into the $7.4 billion jewel in the Disney crown. With an Updated Epilogue