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In 25 concise steps, you will learn the basics of blockchain technology. No mathematical formulas, program code, or computer science jargon are used.No previous knowledge in computer science, mathematics, programming, or cryptography is required. Terminology is explained through pictures, analogies, and metaphors. This book bridges the gap that exists between purely technical books about the blockchain and purely business-focused... more...


Learning about cryptography requires examining fundamental issues about information security. Questions abound, ranging from 'From whom are we protecting ourselves?' and 'How can we measure levels of security?' to 'What are our opponent's capabilities?' and 'What are their goals?' Answering these questions requires an understanding of basic cryptography. This book, written by Russian cryptographers, explains those basics.Chapters are independent and... more...

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires public companies to implement internal controls over financial reporting, operations, and assets-all of which depend heavily on installing or improving information security technology Offers an in-depth look at why a network must be set up with certain authentication computer science protocols (rules for computers to talk to one another) that guarantee security Addresses the critical concepts and... more...

Information is widely regarded as the lifeblood of modern business, but organizations are facing a flood of threats to such “intellectual capital” from hackers, viruses, and online fraud.  Directors must respond to increasingly complex and competing demands regarding data protection, privacy regulations, computer misuse, and investigatory regulations. IT Governance will be valuable to board members,... more...


Today's pervasive computing and communications networks have created an intense need for secure and reliable cryptographic systems. Bringing together a fascinating mixture of topics in engineering, mathematics, computer science, and informatics, this book presents the timeless mathematical theory underpinning cryptosystems both old and new. Major branches of classical and modern cryptography are discussed in detail, from basic block and stream cyphers... more...

Bitcoin is starting to come into its own as a digital currency, but the blockchain technology behind it could prove to be much more significant. This book takes you beyond the currency ("Blockchain 1.0") and smart contracts ("Blockchain 2.0") to demonstrate how the blockchain is in position to become the fifth disruptive computing paradigm after mainframes, PCs, the Internet, and mobile/social networking.... more...

Mastering Bitcoin tells you everything you need to know about joining one of the most exciting revolutions since the invention of the web: digital money. Bitcoin is the first successful digital currency. It's instant, global, frictionless and it is changing money forever. Bitcoin is still in its infancy, and yet it has already spawned an economy valued at nearly $2 billion that is growing exponentially. Established... more...

ONE-VOLUME INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SECURITY Clearly explains core concepts, terminology, challenges, technologies, and skills Covers today’s latest attacks and countermeasures The perfect beginner’s guide for anyone interested in a computer security career Chuck Easttom brings together complete coverage of all basic concepts, terminology, and issues, along with all the skills you need to get started.... more...

Learn everything you need to know to become a professional security and penetration tester. It simplifies hands-on security and penetration testing by breaking down each step of the process so that finding vulnerabilities and misconfigurations becomes easy. The book explains how to methodically locate, exploit, and professionally report security weaknesses using techniques such as SQL-injection, denial-of-service attacks, and password... more...