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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
Publisher: Anchor
Authors: SIMON SINGH
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A very interesting read


This author is wonderful at bringing the technical subject of cryptography together with the rounded knowledge of the history and personalities that surround their discoveries. Exceptionally clear. Very fun and easy to read.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Information Security Policies Made Easy Version 9
Publisher: PentaSafe Security Technologies
Authors: Charles Cresson Wood
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Don?t even think of writing infosec policies w/o this book


Master plumbers often find that a portion of their business derives from fixing jobs that homeowners thought were simple enough to do themselves. Many business professionals approach information security policies the same way novices approach a leaky pipe. They try to save time and money by doing it themselves; then they are overwhelmed by the unexpected complexity of the task. In the end, they have to call on a professional to repair the damage; ultimately costing them more time and money than if they had gone the professional route at the start. Those who are serious about information security policy should plumb the depth of wisdom contained in Information Security Policies Made Easy, Version 9. This latest version has updated the text of nearly 1,400 policies, and the policies are organized to track ISO 17799, a broad information-security standard. This newest version rectifies the only serious shortcoming of versions past: the lack of a cross-referencing tool. Version 9 contains a Web-based CD-ROM that is fully linked and searchable. Other advances include policies addressing new legislation such as the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. With this update, the flow of information through any company's pipelines is sure to be more secure.
Anyone who is chartered with the creation of a set of a comprehensive set of information security policies and procedures should definitely use Information Security Policies Made Easy. It is the definitive reference and definitely lives up to its billing.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Essential ASP.NET With Examples in C#
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Fritz Onion
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Required Reading for any ASP.NET Web Developer


Fritz Onion's "Essential ASP.NET" is one of the best ASP.NET books I have read. It doesn't spend too much time on the mind numbing basics, but also doesn't skip them entirely. You may want to have at least a basic understanding of ASP.NET before reading this book though. Fritz strikes just the right balance between implementation details and discussion. I have read many books where the author says the same thing over and over to make a point. He does an excellent job here, and his book is very readable. You will not get bored reading this book!
What more could you want in a book? This book covers all of the important topics of ASP.NET development - DataGrids, Verification, Http pipelines, ASP.NET architecture. He covers it all! Every real world ASP.NET application developer will gain valuable insight from this book.
If I had to change one thing about the book, I would have liked to see more results of the code. For code samples I didn't understand exactly how they worked, I had to build and run them myself in order to see the results. I would have liked to see screenshots for more of the code samples running. There were these screenshots for the most difficult code sections to grasp and I commend Fritz for having them, but I think there could have been more.
If you only buy one ASP.NET book, buy this one!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: LDAP System Administration
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Gerald Carter
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
LDAP Without Hype: Get Started Today!


Inside this book, you can fetch a lot of useful tricks and clear references. Perhaps is not a complete guide for LDAP administration, but covers the basics about LDIF, OID, tree structure -organization and replication-, indexes and so. I found very useful the explanation about LDAP use in system integration: accounting issues for services(nss, pam), mail routing, and AD issues.Provides useful scripts and explain a lot of "traps" about security integration and configuration: TLS, SASL, etc. I strongly recommend it for newies in LDAP admin.