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Official (ISC)2® Guide to the ISSMP® CBK®

Official (ISC)2® Guide to the ISSMP® CBK®

By: (ISC)² Corporate; Harold Tipton

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 11-APR-2011

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Preparing professionals for certification and job readiness, the Official (ISC)²<SUP>®</SUP> Guide to CISSP<SUP>®</SUP>-ISSMP<SUP>® </SUP>CBK<SUP>®</SUP> supplies a complete overview of the management topics related to information security. It provides for an expanded enterprise model of security and management that delves into project management, risk management, and continuity planning. Facilitating the mastery of the five ISSEP domains required for certification, this book will not only help you prepare for the CISSP-ISSMP certification exam, but also provide you with a solid foundation...

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Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems: SCADA, DCS, PLC, HMI, and SIS

Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems: SCADA, DCS, PLC, HMI, and SIS

By: Tyson Macaulay; Bryan Singer

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 13-DEC-2011

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As industrial control systems (ICS) become Internet-facing, they expose crucial services to attack. Explaining how to develop and implement an effective cybersecurity program for ICS, this book provides the tools to ensure network security without sacrificing efficiency and functionality. Starting with an introduction to ICS, it discusses business, cost, competitive, and regulatory drivers and the conflicting priorities of convergence. It explains why security requirements differ from IT to ICS and explains when standard IT security solutions can be used and where SCADA practices are...

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Mobile Opportunistic Networks: Architectures, Protocols and Applications

Mobile Opportunistic Networks: Architectures, Protocols and Applications

By: Mieso Denko

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 26-MAY-2011

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From fundamentals to advanced concepts, this book provides comprehensive technical coverage of this rapidly emerging communications technology. The first section focuses on modeling, networking architecture, and routing problems. The second section examines opportunistic networking technologies and applications. Supplying detailed discussions of key research challenges and open issues, this comprehensive resource provides a clear understanding of industrial and professional standards, communication architectures, network algorithms and protocols, emerging applications, and the latest...

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Asset Protection through Security Awareness

Asset Protection through Security Awareness

By: Tyler Speed

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 20-DEC-2011

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Supplying a high-level overview of how to protect your company’s physical and intangible assets, this book explains how to enlist the assistance of your employees as the first line of defense in safeguarding company assets and mitigating security risks. It reviews key topics surrounding computer security and provides detailed instruction on how to put together an effective security awareness team. Requiring no previous networking or programming experience, the book specifies managers’ and employees’ roles in establishing a company-wide culture of security awareness. ...

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Improving Business Process Performance: Gain Agility, Create Value, and Achieve Success

Improving Business Process Performance: Gain Agility, Create Value, and Achieve Success

By: Joseph Raynus

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 22-JUN-2011

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With an abundance of improvement methodologies and frameworks quickly gaining momentum, many question where to begin. This book surveys and integrates the quantitative improvement approaches gaining popularity—including Goal Driven Measurements (GQM), Business Process Management (BPM), Lean Methodology, and the Balanced Score Card—to show you exactly where to begin. It details a practical methodology for building a measurements framework with the ability to monitor events and provide a feedback loop for analysis, goal, and strategy adjustments. ...

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Fundamentals of Attosecond Optics

Fundamentals of Attosecond Optics

By: Zenghu Chang

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 16-FEB-2011

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This book’s coverage builds from basic underlying theory to more complex ideas related to attosecond optics. It shows how the generation of attosecond optical pulses requires knowledge of femtosecond laser technologies but is also quite distinct from femtosecond laser technologies. The author elaborates on this point using semi-classical models and quantum mechanics theories. He explains generation of attosecond pulse train and gating methods for extracting single isolated pulses and presents illustrative examples of attosecond applications. ...

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RFID and Auto-ID in Planning and Logistics: A Practical Guide for Military UID Applications

RFID and Auto-ID in Planning and Logistics: A Practical Guide for Military UID Applications

By: Erick Jones; Christopher Chung

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 04-MAY-2011

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Now that RFID technology has come of age and there are numerous choices, the challenge has become how to select the right one for the job. A practical reference on the workings of RFID and Auto-ID technologies such as satellite tags and barcodes and their integration into logistics initiatives, this book covers background, history, and current applications. It delineates a decision model for choosing RFID and other Auto-ID technologies. It covers integrating and developing RFID and Auto-ID applications, traditional planning and logistics, military UID requirements, and future research. ...

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Tutorials in Metamaterials

Tutorials in Metamaterials

By: Mikhail Noginov; Viktor Podolskiy

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 25-OCT-2011

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Metamaterials—composite media with unusual optical properties—have revolutionized the landscape of optical science and engineering over the past decades. A comprehensive introduction to electromagnetism in metamaterials structures, this book begins with general reviews and then progresses to more specialized topics. Chapters offer self-contained tutorials on linear and nonlinear; optical; microwave; dialectric; anisotropic and hyperbolic; bianisotropic and chiral; and electromagnetic metamaterials, as well as optical gain and radiative decay engineering. Each tutorial provides a thorough...

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Handbook of Biomedical Optics

Handbook of Biomedical Optics

By: David Boas; Constantinos Pitris; Nimmi Ramanujam

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 14-JUN-2011

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Taking a broad yet detailed approach, this comprehensive handbook covers light-based diagnostic methodologies and light-mediated therapeutics as well as concepts and cutting-edge optical methods used in research and practice. Extensively illustrated, the book presents the theory and fundamentals, along with state-of-the-art applications. The expert contributors also discuss advantages and disadvantages of various techniques. After introducing the background principles of optics, light sources, and irradiation and basic tissue optics concepts, the book focuses on spectroscopic methods,...

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Comparative Emergency Management: Examining Global and Regional Responses to Disasters

Comparative Emergency Management: Examining Global and Regional Responses to Disasters

By: DeMond Miller; Jason Rivera

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 16-JUN-2011

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Bringing together the contributions of international experts, this book demonstrates ways to recognize and reduce regional infrastructure vulnerability by building secure networks of collaboration within different areas of the world. With sections on the Americas, Africa and the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific Rim, it examines the various ways different societies have responded to environmental threats. The book presents a multifaceted study to foster dialogue among policymakers to reduce social vulnerability and build local and regional capacities to withstand environmental...

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Semiconductor Device-Based Sensors for Gas, Chemical, and Biomedical Applications

Semiconductor Device-Based Sensors for Gas, Chemical, and Biomedical Applications

By: Fan Ren; Stephen Pearton

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 12-MAY-2011

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This book provides a basic understanding of new developments on semiconductor-based sensors. Written for senior undergraduate and graduate students majoring in solid-state physics, electrical engineering, and materials science and engineering, this material is also relevant to researchers in the field of sensors for gas, chemical, bio, and medical applications. It presents original theory and experimental research, featuring numerous experts in the field who review progress in semiconductor and nano-material-based sensors and discuss the latest research regarding their applications. Fields...

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Statistical Techniques for Project Control

Statistical Techniques for Project Control

By: Adedeji Badiru; Tina Agustiady

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 18-JAN-2012

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A project can be simple or complex. In each case, proven project management processes must be followed. In all cases of project management implementation, control must be exercised in order to assure that project objectives are achieved. This book fills the void that exists in the application of statistical techniques to project control. Although designed as a practical guide for project management professionals, the book will also benefit students, researchers, and instructors. ...

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Information Security Governance Simplified: From the Boardroom to the Keyboard

Information Security Governance Simplified: From the Boardroom to the Keyboard

By: Todd Fitzgerald

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 20-DEC-2011

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Security practitioners must be able to build a cost-effective security program while at the same time meet the requirements of government regulations. This book lays out these regulations in simple terms and explains how to use the control frameworks to build an effective information security program and governance structure. It discusses how organizations can best ensure that the information is protected and examines all positions from the board of directors to the end user, delineating the role each plays in protecting the security of the organization. ...

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Thin-Film Organic Photonics: Molecular Layer Deposition and Applications

Thin-Film Organic Photonics: Molecular Layer Deposition and Applications

By: Tetsuzo Yoshimura

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 02-MAR-2011

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This book is an invaluable resource for material scientists working to develop artificial materials that can be structurally tailored at the atomic/molecular-level. This capability will enable electron-wave function control, which would improve material performance and generate new photonic/electronic phenomena. Exploring the prospect of structural modification in artificial materials, field pioneer Yoshimura describes how we can enhance the photonic/electronic properties of thin films using such precise manipulation of atomic and molecular arrangement. He also addresses related topics and...

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Support Vector Machines and Their Application in Chemistry and Biotechnology

Support Vector Machines and Their Application in Chemistry and Biotechnology

By: Yizeng Liang; Qing-Song Xu; Hong-Dong Li; Dong-Sheng Cao

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 09-MAY-2011

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Presenting a clear bridge between theory and application, this volume provides a thorough description of the mechanism of support vector machines (SVMs) from the point of view of chemists and biologists. Topics discussed include elements and algorithms of support vector classification (SVC) machines and support vector regression machines (SVR), the kernel function for solving nonlinear problems, ensemble learning of SVMs, applications of SVMs to near-infrared data, SVMs and quantitative structure-activity/property relationships (QSAR/QSPR), quality control of traditional Chinese medicine...

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Indoor Air Quality: The Latest Sampling and Analytical Methods, Second Edition

Indoor Air Quality: The Latest Sampling and Analytical Methods, Second Edition

By: Kathleen Hess-Kosa

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 24-MAY-2011

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The updated edition of this reader-friendly guide covers basic concepts and details various approaches to the identification and assessment of indoor air contaminants that contribute to building-related illness in commercial buildings, institutions, and residences. Included are newly added topics focusing on less common concerns in indoor air quality such as psychological and building comfort factors and approaches to assessing air movement within buildings. Expanded appendices and three new chapters provide the reader with 30 percent new material, including the most recent approaches to...

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Loss Control Auditing: A Guide for Conducting Fire, Safety, and Security Audits

Loss Control Auditing: A Guide for Conducting Fire, Safety, and Security Audits

By: E. Dunlap

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 15-APR-2011

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A comprehensive resource for those developing and executing a loss control audit program, this book comes at the material from three perspectives: Workplace safety, physical security, and life safety and fire service. Written for professionals in loss prevention and safety management as well as those studying the field, this reference includes core auditing issues that are addressed in the mainstream by loss control professionals and provides insight on the implementation of an auditing program within organizations. It illustrates audit scoring methodologies and presents sample audit...

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Applied Optics Fundamentals and Device Applications: Nano, MOEMS, and Biotechnology

Applied Optics Fundamentals and Device Applications: Nano, MOEMS, and Biotechnology

By: Mark Mentzer

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 09-MAY-2011

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Providing an interdisciplinary look at optics technology, this book investigates the connection between nanotechnology, MOEMS, and biotechnology. It covers fundamental relationships and system applications and includes design examples and numerous useful references. The author discusses emerging technologies augmented with MEMS, MOEMS, nanotechnology, biotechnology, fiber optic sensing, integrated optics, optical computing and signal processing, integrated optics, and electro-optics. He uses case studies to illustrate how emerging optics technologies are applied in the marketplace. ...

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Molded Optics: Design and Manufacture

Molded Optics: Design and Manufacture

By: Michael Schaub; Jim Schwiegerling; Eric Fest; R. Shepard; Alan Symmons

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 21-APR-2011

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While several available texts discuss molded plastic optics, none provide information on all classes of molded optics. Filling this gap, Molded Optics presents detailed descriptions of molded plastic, glass, and infrared optics. Since an understanding of the manufacturing process is necessary to develop cost-effective, producible designs, the book extensively covers various manufacturing methods, design guidelines, trade-offs, best practices, and testing of critical parameters. It also discusses topics that often arise when designing systems with molded optics, such as mitigating stray...

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Handbook of Magnetic Measurements

Handbook of Magnetic Measurements

By: Slawomir Tumanski

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 23-JUN-2011

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Collecting state-of-the-art knowledge from information scattered throughout the literature, this handbook describes magnetic materials and sensors, the testing of magnetic materials, and applications of magnetic measurements. It presents an up-to-date, accessible account of modern magnetic measurement techniques. The book discusses the fundamentals of magnetism and covers contemporary magnetic materials and sensors. It also explores applications of magnetic diagnostics in medicine, magnetoarcheology, and magnetic imaging. An extensive list of references is included at the end of each...