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Linux hardening in hostile networks: server security from TLS to Tor
Rankin K., Addison-Wesley Professional, Boston, MA, 2017. 272 pp. Type: Book (978-0-134173-26-9)
The book’s preface notes that many of the available hardening guides were written some years ago. Its chapters are therefore intended to replace the outdated information found in those guides with recommendations that provide maximum impact ...
Computational phylogenetics: an introduction to designing methods for phylogeny estimation
Warnow T., Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2018. 394 pp. Type: Book (978-1-107184-71-8)
Evolutionary biology broadly covers phylogeny or the phylogenetic tree, representing the relationships among individuals or groups of organisms. Specifically, computational phylogenetics deals with the implementation of computational methods and a...
Flash memory integration: performance and energy issues
Boukhobza J., Olivier P., ISTE Press - Elsevier, London, UK, 2017. 266 pp. Type: Book (978-1-785481-24-6)
With the explosion of data in recent years, storage technologies continue to be a critical infrastructure in the world. It is predicted that 44 zettabytes (44 billion terabytes) will be generated in 2020. While most data will be stored on hard dis...
A ternary unification framework for optimizing TCAM-based packet classification systems
Norige E., Liu A., Torng E. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking 26(2): 657-670, 2018. Type: Article
Today, many network devices include a packet classification function to provide various services based on packet headers such as packet filtering, load balancing, and so on. Packet classification includes a rule set consisting of predicates and de...
Guide to competitive programming: learning and improving algorithms through contests
Laaksonen A., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 283 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319725-46-8)
Competitive programming is not new, but is now widely available through different online competitions. As Laaksonen notes, competitive programming provides opportunities for practice and helps to bridge the gap between theory and practice by forci...
SCION: a secure Internet architecture
Perrig A., Szalachowski P., Reischuk R., Chuat L., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 432 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319670-79-9)
Researchers, graduate students, and deep practitioners in the Internet systems domain shouldn’t miss out on this body of work. It describes the essential elements of SCION--“an acronym for scalability, control, and isolation on ne...
Smart cards, tokens, security and applications (2nd ed.)
Mayes K., Markantonakis K., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 531 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319504-98-8)
This edited book is divided into 18 chapters. Chapter 1 defines the concepts of smart cards, chips, and tamper resistance, and introduces issuer control and the main smart card applications, application development, roll out, and life cycle manage...
Cloud computing and software services: theory and techniques
Ahson S., Ilyas M., CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 2017. 458 pp. Type: Book (978-1-138114-97-5)
Cloud computing and software services
includes many fruitful topics. In 17 chapters, the authors demonstrate their forte with interesting contributions to different branches of cloud computing. The first four chapters serve as an introducti...
Grady Booch. YouTube, 01:04:09, published on Mar 16, 2016, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM),
. Type: Video
This one-hour lecture by Grady Booch is a walk through history seen as an evolution toward computational thinking, which will culminate in a symbiotic relationship between people and computers/machines....
Move fast and break things: how Facebook, Google, and Amazon cornered culture and undermined democracy
Taplin J., Little, Brown & Co. Inc., Boston, MA, 2017. 320 pp. Type: Book (978-0-316275-77-4)
Since the turn of the 21st century, traditional newspaper and music industry revenues have fallen dramatically, with similar drops in film, television, and general print media companies. Traditional media’s spectacular falls in revenue are i...
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