• Computers

Computer Security Literacy

Staying Safe in a Digital World
Author: Douglas Jacobson,Joseph Idziorek
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439856192
Category: Computers
Page: 368
View: 8310
Computer users have a significant impact on the security of their computer and personal information as a result of the actions they perform (or do not perform). Helping the average user of computers, or more broadly information technology, make sound security decisions, Computer Security Literacy: Staying Safe in a Digital World focuses on practical security topics that users are likely to encounter on a regular basis. Written for nontechnical readers, the book provides context to routine computing tasks so that readers better understand the function and impact of security in everyday life. The authors offer practical computer security knowledge on a range of topics, including social engineering, email, and online shopping, and present best practices pertaining to passwords, wireless networks, and suspicious emails. They also explain how security mechanisms, such as antivirus software and firewalls, protect against the threats of hackers and malware. While information technology has become interwoven into almost every aspect of daily life, many computer users do not have practical computer security knowledge. This hands-on, in-depth guide helps anyone interested in information technology to better understand the practical aspects of computer security and successfully navigate the dangers of the digital world.

    • Business & Economics

Handbook of Surveillance Technologies, Third Edition


Author: J.K. Petersen
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439873151
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1040
View: 4273
From officially sanctioned, high-tech operations to budget spy cameras and cell phone video, this updated and expanded edition of a bestselling handbook reflects the rapid and significant growth of the surveillance industry. The Handbook of Surveillance Technologies, Third Edition is the only comprehensive work to chronicle the background and current applications of the full-range of surveillance technologies—offering the latest in surveillance and privacy issues. Cutting-Edge—updates its bestselling predecessor with discussions on social media, GPS circuits in cell phones and PDAs, new GIS systems, Google street-viewing technology, satellite surveillance, sonar and biometric surveillance systems, and emerging developments Comprehensive—from sonar and biometric surveillance systems to satellites, it describes spy devices, legislation, and privacy issues—from their historical origins to current applications—including recent controversies and changes in the structure of the intelligence community at home and abroad Modular—chapters can be read in any order—browse as a professional reference on an as-needed basis—or use as a text forSurveillance Studies courses Using a narrative style and more than 950 illustrations, this handbook will help journalists/newscasters, privacy organizations, and civic planners grasp technical aspects while also providing professional-level information for surveillance studies, sociology and political science educators, law enforcement personnel, and forensic trainees. It includes extensive resource information for further study at the end of each chapter. Covers the full spectrum of surveillance systems, including: Radar • Sonar • RF/ID • Satellite • Ultraviolet • Infrared • Biometric • Genetic • Animal • Biochemical • Computer • Wiretapping • Audio • Cryptologic • Chemical • Biological • X-Ray • Magnetic

    • Computers

How I Discovered World War II's Greatest Spy and Other Stories of Intelligence and Code


Author: David Kahn
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466562048
Category: Computers
Page: 489
View: 8740
Spies, secret messages, and military intelligence have fascinated readers for centuries but never more than today, when terrorists threaten America and society depends so heavily on communications. Much of what was known about communications intelligence came first from David Kahn's pathbreaking book, The Codebreakers. Kahn, considered the dean of intelligence historians, is also the author of Hitler’s Spies: German Military Intelligence in World War II and Seizing the Enigma: The Race to Break the German U-Boat Codes, 1939-1943, among other books and articles. Kahn’s latest book, How I Discovered World War II's Greatest Spy and Other Stories of Intelligence and Code, provides insights into the dark realm of intelligence and code that will fascinate cryptologists, intelligence personnel, and the millions interested in military history, espionage, and global affairs. It opens with Kahn telling how he discovered the identity of the man who sold key information about Germany’s Enigma machine during World War II that enabled Polish and then British codebreakers to read secret messages. Next Kahn addresses the question often asked about Pearl Harbor: since we were breaking Japan’s codes, did President Roosevelt know that Japan was going to attack and let it happen to bring a reluctant nation into the war? Kahn looks into why Nazi Germany’s totalitarian intelligence was so poor, offers a theory of intelligence, explicates what Clausewitz said about intelligence, tells—on the basis of an interview with a head of Soviet codebreaking—something about Soviet Comint in the Cold War, and reveals how the Allies suppressed the second greatest secret of WWII. Providing an inside look into the efforts to gather and exploit intelligence during the past century, this book presents powerful ideas that can help guide present and future intelligence efforts. Though stories of WWII spying and codebreaking may seem worlds apart from social media security, computer viruses, and Internet surveillance, this book offers timeless lessons that may help today’s leaders avoid making the same mistakes that have helped bring at least one global power to its knees. The book includes a Foreword written by Bruce Schneier.

    • Computers

Understanding the Digital World

What You Need to Know about Computers, the Internet, Privacy, and Security
Author: Brian W. Kernighan
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400884802
Category: Computers
Page: 256
View: 8264
The basics of how computer hardware, software, and systems work, and the risks they create for our privacy and security Computers are everywhere. Some of them are highly visible, in laptops, tablets, cell phones, and smart watches. But most are invisible, like those in appliances, cars, medical equipment, transportation systems, power grids, and weapons. We never see the myriad computers that quietly collect, share, and sometimes leak vast amounts of personal data about us. Through computers, governments and companies increasingly monitor what we do. Social networks and advertisers know far more about us than we should be comfortable with, using information we freely give them. Criminals have all-too-easy access to our data. Do we truly understand the power of computers in our world? Understanding the Digital World explains how computer hardware, software, networks, and systems work. Topics include how computers are built and how they compute; what programming is and why it is difficult; how the Internet and the web operate; and how all of these affect our security, privacy, property, and other important social, political, and economic issues. This book also touches on fundamental ideas from computer science and some of the inherent limitations of computers. It includes numerous color illustrations, notes on sources for further exploration, and a glossary to explain technical terms and buzzwords. Understanding the Digital World is a must-read for all who want to know more about computers and communications. It explains, precisely and carefully, not only how they operate but also how they influence our daily lives, in terms anyone can understand, no matter what their experience and knowledge of technology.

    • Reference

Emily Post's Manners in a Digital World

Living Well Online
Author: Daniel Post Senning
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453227814
Category: Reference
Page: 250
View: 2556
The fresh and insightful guide to etiquette in a digital world from the Emily Post Institute, Inc., the definitive standard-bearer of good manners For generations of Americans, the Emily Post Institute is the authoritative source on how to behave with confidence and tact. Manners in a Digital World is its up-to-the-minute, straight-talking guide that tackles how we should act when using a digital device or when online. As communication technologies change, our smartphones and tablets become even more essential to our daily lives, and the most polished and appropriate ways to use them often remain unclear. As anyone who has mistakenly forwarded an email knows, there are many pitfalls, too. This essential guide discusses topics such as: · Why you need a healthy digital diet that includes texts, emails, and calls · How to appropriately handle a breakup announcement on social media · What makes for the best—and the worst—online comment · How to maintain privacy and security for online profiles and accounts, essential for everything from banking to online dating · How parents and children can establish digital house rules · The appropriate, low-maintenance ways to separate personal and professional selves online Emily Post’s Manners in a Digital World is for technophiles and technophobes alike—it’s for anyone who wants to navigate today’s communication environment with emotional intelligence.

    • Computers

Digital Literacy For Dummies


Author: Faithe Wempen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118962877
Category: Computers
Page: 456
View: 2190
Develop and implement essential computer technology—with confidence Do you want to develop an understanding of technology to enhance your education, career, or personal life, but feel inhibited by your digital literacy? Fear not! Written in plain English and absent of undecipherable high-tech jargon, Digital Literacy For Dummies makes it easy to get a grip on computer basics, the Internet, the Cloud, browsing the web, productivity programs and applications for school and the workplace, computer security and privacy, the latest in digital lifestyle topics, and so much more. Walks you through the basics of developing essential computer technology skills Shows you how to gain the digital literacy skills required to succeed in education, at home, and in the workforce Explains how the use of smartphones and digital cameras contribute to digital literacy With the introduction of 3G and 4G services in emerging countries like India, worldwide Internet usage is increasing exponentially. With this technological growth comes an opportunity for people of all ages and from all walks of life to learn new skills to keep them ahead of the curve. Packed with easy-to-follow explanations and seasoned with a bit of humor and fun, Digital Literacy For Dummies makes it easy and accessible for anyone to harness the power of technology to remain relevant in school or at work.

Parenting in the Digital World

A Step-By-Step Guide to Internet Safety
Author: Clayton Cranford
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781974552542
Category:
Page: 102
View: 9130
The second edition includes updated parental control guides on all the devices your child is using, and new chapters on critical online safety issues: How to talk to your child about pornography, threats and consequences, how to protect yourself from being hacked, and how to create a culture of safety and accountability in your home. Parenting in the Digital World is brilliantly organized, easy to follow, and offers screen shots and step-by-step instructions on how to manage the privacy settings on different operating systems and applications. The overview of the most popular apps being used today will be an important eye-opener for many caring adults. Knowledge is power and I am delighted to recommend this empowering book! Together, we can stop crimes against children. Be Brave. -Erin Runnion, Founder of The Joyful Child Foundation Digital Safety is a critical skill that mandates up to date knowledge and third party expertise. Clay Cranford brilliantly delivers both as the Safety Cop. Parenting in the Digital World is a must read for every parent and adult that has the privilege of supporting the success of twenty-first century kids. -Mama Marlaine, Founder Parenting 2.0 "Clay Cranford has done it-provided a handbook to put us, as both parents and educators, one step ahead of our digital teens/tweens. This book provides step by step visuals to help every adult set up privacy settings on every device that is both in our homes and on our teens." -Amy Hemphill, Computer Literacy Educator This book answers the number one question parents of digital kids have today, "How Can I Keep My Child Safe Online?" Parenting in a Digital World is an indispensable guide that should live on the nightstand of every parent raising kids today. -Diana Graber, Co-Founder, Cyberwise.org and Founder, CyberCivics.com Parenting in the Digital World is written by Clayton Cranford, the nation's leading law enforcement educator on social media and online safety for children and recipient of the 2015 National Bullying Prevention Award. This easy step-by-step guide will show parents how to create a safe environment on the Internet, social networking apps, and on their children's favorite game consoles. Parenting in the Digital World will include: Step-by-step instructions for enabling all of the hidden settings in your computers, mobile devices, and game consoles to make them safe and secure. - Safety settings on the latest operating systems and game consoles: Windows 8.1, Mac OSX, Apple mobile iOS, Android mobile OS, Xbox 360 & One, and Playstation 4. - Latest and most popular apps for teens rated: What they do, their problems, and if they are safe for children. - A guide to bringing sanity back to your child's digital world by showing parents how to successfully limit "screen time" in their homes. - How to start a conversation about appropriate use of mobile devices and the Internet. - A copy of the Cyber Safety Cop's Internet & Mobile Device Usage Contract. - Steps to successfully dealing with a cyberbullying incident.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Working with Multimodality

Rethinking Literacy in a Digital Age
Author: Jennifer Rowsell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415676231
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 173
View: 2935
In today’s digital world, we have multiple modes of meaning-making: sounds, images, hypertexts. Yet, within literacy education, even ‘new’ literacies, we know relatively little about how to work with and produce modally complex texts. In Working with Multimodality, Jennifer Rowsell focuses on eight modes: words, images, sounds, movement, animation, hypertext, design and modal learning. Throughout the book each mode is illustrated by cases studies based on the author’s interviews with thirty people, who have extensive experience working with a mode in their field. From a song writer to a well known ballet dancer, these people all discuss what it means to do multimodality well. This accessible textbook brings the multiple modes together into an integrated theory of multimodality. Step-by-step, beginning with theory then exploring modes and how to work with them, before concluding with how to apply this in an investigation, each stage of working with multimodality is covered. Working with Multimodality will help students and scholars to: • Think about specific modes and how they function • Consider the implications for multimodal meaning-making • Become familiar with conventions and folk knowledge about given modes • Apply this same knowledge to their own production of media texts in classrooms Assuming no prior knowledge about multimodality and its properties, Working with Multimodality is designed to appeal to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in how learning and innovation is different in a digital and media age and is an essential textbook for courses in literacy, new media and multimodality within applied linguistics , education and communication studies.

    • Education

Literacy in a Digital World

Teaching and Learning in the Age of Information
Author: Kathleen Tyner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135690855
Category: Education
Page: 304
View: 7294
Written for media education scholars and students, literacy educators, and anyone involved with integrating new technologies into the educational process, Literacy in a Digital World explores the changing relationship between literacy and schooling within the context of new communication technologies, and places literacy within the social and historical contexts that expand its potential to enrich teaching and learning in an information age.

    • Self-Help

The Distraction Trap

How to Focus in a Digital World
Author: Frances Booth
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 0273788590
Category: Self-Help
Page: 240
View: 1774
If you're worried that you're losing the power to concentrate The Distraction Trap can help. Learn how you can easily release your life from the steely grip of modern technology where you're always available and always connected. Discover how you can radically boost your productivity by keeping your whole brain and both eyes on the task in hand. You may think you can do ten things at once, with a scattered thinking approach and expect to do everything well and on time. Well, you can't. The Distraction Trap will empower you to focus and prioritise, switch off your email, say 'no' to social media ruling your life and help you rediscover your lost powers of concentration. Your campaign to reclaim your life starts here and now!

    • Computers

Print Is Dead

Books in Our Digital Age
Author: Jeff Gomez
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230527167
Category: Computers
Page: 221
View: 7136
Contends that printed books will be replaced by digital books and that book distributors and readers should actively support the transformation by encouraging digital book creation and the standards required for storage and delivery.

    • Education

From Texting to Teaching

Grammar Instruction in a Digital Age
Author: Jeremy Hyler,Troy Hicks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317363280
Category: Education
Page: 152
View: 8736
Don’t blame technology for poor student grammar; instead, use technology intentionally to reach students and actually improve their writing! In this practical book, bestselling authors Jeremy Hyler and Troy Hicks reveal how digital tools and social media – a natural part of students’ lives – can make grammar instruction more authentic, relevant, and effective in today’s world. Topics Covered: Teaching students to code switch and differentiate between formal and informal sentence styles Using flipped lessons to teach the parts of speech and help students build their own grammar guides Enlivening vocabulary instruction with student-produced video Helping students master capitalization and punctuation in different digital contexts Each chapter contains examples, screenshots, and instructions to help you implement the ideas. With the strategies in this book, you can empower students to become better writers with the tools they already love and use daily. Additional resources and links are available on the book’s companion wiki site: textingtoteaching.wikispaces.com

    • Business & Economics

Getting Started with Business Analytics

Insightful Decision-Making
Author: David Roi Hardoon,Galit Shmueli
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 149875967X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 190
View: 7539
Assuming no prior knowledge or technical skills, Getting Started with Business Analytics: Insightful Decision-Making explores the contents, capabilities, and applications of business analytics. It bridges the worlds of business and statistics and describes business analytics from a non-commercial standpoint. The authors demystify the main concepts and terminologies and give many examples of real-world applications. The first part of the book introduces business data and recent technologies that have promoted fact-based decision-making. The authors look at how business intelligence differs from business analytics. They also discuss the main components of a business analytics application and the various requirements for integrating business with analytics. The second part presents the technologies underlying business analytics: data mining and data analytics. The book helps you understand the key concepts and ideas behind data mining and shows how data mining has expanded into data analytics when considering new types of data such as network and text data. The third part explores business analytics in depth, covering customer, social, and operational analytics. Each chapter in this part incorporates hands-on projects based on publicly available data. Helping you make sound decisions based on hard data, this self-contained guide provides an integrated framework for data mining in business analytics. It takes you on a journey through this data-rich world, showing you how to deploy business analytics solutions in your organization.

    • Education

Literacy in the Digital University

Critical perspectives on learning, scholarship and technology
Author: Robin Goodfellow,Mary R. Lea
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135108595
Category: Education
Page: 218
View: 7575
Literacy in the Digital University is an innovative volume bringing together perspectives from two fields of enquiry and practice: ‘literacies and learning’ and ‘learning technologies’. With their own histories and trajectories, these fields have seldom overlapped either in practice, theory, or research. In tackling this divide head on, the volume breaks new ground. It illustrates how complementary and contrasting approaches to literacy and technology can be brought together in productive ways and considers the implications of this for practitioners working across a wide range of contexts. The book showcases work from well-respected authorities in the two fields in order to provide the foundations for new conversations about learning and practice in the digital university. It will be of particular relevance to university teachers and researchers, educational developers and learning technologists, library staff, university managers and policy makers, and, not least, learners themselves, particularly those studying at post-graduate level.

    • Education

Web Literacy for Educators


Author: Alan November
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452294151
Category: Education
Page: 128
View: 3322
The author offers exercises, examples, handouts, and basic tips to help both learners and educators find and evaluate information on the Web for quality and validity.

    • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Reclaiming Conversation

The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Author: Sherry Turkle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143109790
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Page: 448
View: 3748
Preeminent author and researcher Sherry Turkle has been studying digital culture for over thirty years. Long an enthusiast for its possibilities, here she investigates a troubling consequence: that we have stopped having face-to-face conversation in favour of technological connections such as texts or emails. Based on five years of research and interviews in homes, schools and the workplace, Turkle argues here that we now have a better understanding of this phenomenon, and that going forward, it's time we reclaim conversation, the most human thing that we do.

    • Social Science

Media Education for a Digital Generation


Author: Julie Frechette,Rob Williams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317402979
Category: Social Science
Page: 300
View: 1750
Media education for digital citizenship is predicated upon the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and produce media content and communication in a variety of forms. While many media literacy approaches overemphasize the end-goal of accessing digital media content through the acquisition of various technology, software, apps and analytics, this book argues that the goals for comprehensive and critical digital literacy require grasping the means through which communication is created, deployed, used, and shared, regardless of which tools or platforms are used for meaning making and social interaction. Drawing upon the intersecting matrices of digital literacy and media literacy, the volume provides a framework for developing critical digital literacies by exploring the necessary skills and competencies for engaging students as citizens of the digital world.

    • Computers

Information Technology

An Introduction for Today’s Digital World
Author: Richard Fox
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466568291
Category: Computers
Page: 564
View: 5571
Information Technology: An Introduction for Today’s Digital World introduces undergraduate students to a wide variety of concepts they will encounter throughout their IT studies and careers. The book covers computer organization and hardware, Windows and Linux operating systems, system administration duties, scripting, computer networks, regular expressions, binary numbers, the Bash shell in Linux, DOS, managing processes and services, and computer security. It also gives students insight on IT-related careers, such as network and web administration, computer forensics, web development, and software engineering. Suitable for any introductory IT course, this classroom-tested text presents many of the topics recommended by the ACM Special Interest Group on IT Education (SIGITE). It offers a far more detailed examination of the computer than current computer literacy texts, focusing on concepts essential to all IT professionals—from operating systems and hardware to information security and computer ethics. The book highlights Windows/DOS and Linux with numerous examples of issuing commands and controlling the operating systems. It also provides details on hardware, programming, and computer networks. Ancillary Resources The book includes laboratory exercises and some of the figures from the text online. PowerPoint lecture slides, answers to exercises, and a test bank are also available for instructors.

    • Psychology

Screenwise

Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World
Author: Devorah Heitner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351817833
Category: Psychology
Page: 256
View: 1252
Screenwise offers a realistic and optimistic perspective on how to thoughtfully guide kids in the digital age. Many parents feel that their kids are addicted, detached, or distracted because of their digital devices. Media expert Devorah Heitner, however, believes that technology offers huge potential to our children-if parents help them. Using the foundation of their own values and experiences, parents and educators can learn about the digital world to help set kids up for a lifetime of success in a world fueled by technology. Screenwise is a guide to understanding more about what it is like for children to grow up with technology, and to recognizing the special challenges-and advantages-that contemporary kids and teens experience thanks to this level of connection. In it, Heitner presents practical parenting "hacks": quick ideas that you can implement today that will help you understand and relate to your digital native. The book will empower parents to recognize that the wisdom that they have gained throughout their lives is a relevant and urgently needed supplement to their kid's digital savvy, and help them develop skills for managing the new challenges of parenting. Based on real-life stories from other parents and Heitner's wealth of knowledge on the subject, Screenwise teaches parents what they need to know in order to raise responsible digital citizens.

    • History

How to Thrive in the Digital Age


Author: Tom Chatfield,The School of Life
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 144721305X
Category: History
Page: 160
View: 6316
Our world is, increasingly, a digital one. Over half of the planet’s adult population now spend more of their waking hours ‘plugged in’ than not, whether to the internet, mobile telephony, or other digital media. To email, text, tweet and blog our way through our careers, relationships and even our family lives is now the status quo. But what effect is this need for constant connection really having? For the first time, Tom Chatfield examines what our wired life is really doing to our minds and our culture - and offers practical advice on how we can hope to prosper in a digital century. One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched May 2012: How to Stay Sane by Philippa Perry How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric How to Worry Less About Money by John Armstrong How to Change the World by John-Paul Flintoff How to Thrive in the Digital Age by Tom Chatfield How to Think More About Sex by Alain de Botton