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Rational Cybersecurity for Business
Rational Cybersecurity for Business

Use the guidance in this comprehensive field guide to gain the support of your top executives for aligning a rational cybersecurity plan with your business. You will learn how to improve working relationships with stakeholders in complex digital businesses, IT, and development environments. You will know how to prioritize your security program, and motivate and retain your team. Misalignment between security and your business can start at the top at the C-suite or happen at the line of business, IT, development, or user level. It has a corrosive effect on any security project it touches. But it does not have to be like this. Author Dan Blum presents valuable lessons learned from interviews with over 70 security and business leaders. You will discover how to successfully solve issues related to: risk management, operational security, privacy protection, hybrid cloud management, security culture and user awareness, and communication challenges. This open access book presents si ...
Machine Learning in the Oil and Gas Industry
Machine Learning in the Oil and Gas Industry

Apply machine and deep learning to solve some of the challenges in the oil and gas industry. The book begins with a brief discussion of the oil and gas exploration and production life cycle in the context of data flow through the different stages of industry operations. This leads to a survey of some interesting problems, which are good candidates for applying machine and deep learning approaches. The initial chapters provide a primer on the Python programming language used for implementing the algorithms; this is followed by an overview of supervised and unsupervised machine learning concepts. The authors provide industry examples using open source data sets along with practical explanations of the algorithms, without diving too deep into the theoretical aspects of the algorithms employed. Machine Learning in the Oil and Gas Industry covers problems encompassing diverse industry topics, including geophysics (seismic interpretation), geological modeling, reservoir engineering, and prod ...
Pro Google Kubernetes Engine
Pro Google Kubernetes Engine

Discover methodologies and best practices for getting started with Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). This book helps you understand how GKE provides a fully managed environment to deploy and operate containerized applications on Google Cloud infrastructure. You will see how Kubernetes makes it easier for users to manage clusters and the container ecosystem. And you will get detailed guidance on deploying and managing applications, handling administration of container clusters, managing policies, and monitoring cluster resources. You will learn how to operate the GKE environment through the GUI-based Google Cloud console and the "gcloud" command line interface. The book starts with an introduction to GKE and associated services. The authors provide hands-on examples to set up Container Registry and GKE Cluster, and you will follow through an application deployment on GKE. Later chapters focus on securing your GCP GKE environment, GKE monitoring and dashboarding, and CI/CD automation ...
Learn Microservices with Spring Boot, 2nd Edition
Learn Microservices with Spring Boot, 2nd Edition

Build Java-based microservices architecture using the Spring Boot framework by evolving an application from a small monolith to an event-driven architecture composed of several services. This revised book follows an incremental approach in teaching the structure of microservices, test-driven development, and common patterns in distributed systems such as service discovery, load balancing, routing, centralized logs, per-environment configuration, and containerization. This updated book now covers what's been added to the latest Spring Boot release, including support for the latest Java SE; more deep-dive knowledge on how Spring Boot works; testing with JUnit 5; changes in the Spring Cloud tools used for service discovery and load balancing; building Docker images using cloud-native buildpacks; a basic centralized logging solution; E2E traceability with Sleuth; centralized configuration with Consul; many dependency upgrades; support for Spring Data Neumann; and more. Author Moises Ma ...
MonoGame Mastery
MonoGame Mastery

Master the art of game creation with MonoGame - the cross-platform framework of choice for independent developers. Learn the various aspects needed to create your next game by covering MonoGame framework specifics, engine creation, graphics, patterns, and more. The MonoGame framework provides an incredible canvas for the programmer to create their next 2D game, and this book teaches you to make the most of it. You will start from the ground up, beginning with the basics of what MonoGame is, the pipeline, and then how to build a reusable game engine on top of the framework. You will deep dive into various components of each aspect of a game, including graphics, input, audio, and artificial intelligence. The importance of game tooling is also covered. By the end, you will have a mastery level of understanding of how to create a 2D game using MonoGame. With a fully functional 2D game, aspiring developers will have the ideal blueprint to tackle their next fully featured game. The mat ...
70 Tips and Tricks for Mastering the CISSP Exam
70 Tips and Tricks for Mastering the CISSP Exam

Learn how to think and apply knowledge in a practical way. Tackling the CISSP exam is vastly different from simply understanding the subject matter. Even the most experienced security professionals can fail because the questions are tricky and ask the test taker to pick the best of the options given. The CISSP exam conducted by ISC2 is the hardest and most rewarded cybersecurity examination. The test has several domains and sub-domains and covers a wide range of topics on security, including cyber and physical building security fields. It also covers breaches, discovery of breaches, and how to report data breaches. Because the subject area is vast and the questions are almost never repeated, it is hard for the exam taker to memorize or quickly discover the correct solution. The four options given as answers typically have two very close matches to the question. With quick analysis, it is possible to discover from the verbiage of a question what is truly being asked and learn how t ...
Practical Git
Practical Git

Practice your Git skills using exercises in your own environment. This book introduces concepts in an abstract visual way, and then enforces this learning through exercises - the Git katas. You will start with basic interactions such as commits and branches, and move on to both internals and collaborative workflows. Best practices are introduced and rehearsed throughout with hands-on exercises. Each topic is supplemented with interactive Git exercises that can be solved using any Git client - either the ubiquituous CLI or one of the many graphical clients so you'll learn in the environment you work in. The importance of Git is hard to overstate - it is used by 90% of software engineers worldwide and is the de facto standard for version control. Honing your Git skills is guaranteed to make you a better and more efficient developer. Building software can be stressful, but it doesn't need to be. Practical Git will give you the Git skills you need, and help keep your Git skills sharp ...
SQL Server 2019 AlwaysOn, 3rd Edition
SQL Server 2019 AlwaysOn, 3rd Edition

Get a fast start to using AlwaysOn, the SQL Server solution to high-availability and disaster recovery. This third edition is newly-updated to cover the 2019 editions of both SQL Server and Windows Server and includes strong coverage of implementing AlwaysOn Availability Groups on both Windows and Linux operating systems. The book provides a solid and accurate understanding of how to implement systems requiring consistent and continuous uptime, as well as how to troubleshoot those systems in order to keep them running and reliable. This edition is updated to account for all new major functionality and also includes coverage of implementing atypical configurations, such as clusterless and domain-independent Availability Groups, distributed Availability Groups, and implementing Availability Groups on Azure. The book begins with an introduction to high-availability and disaster recovery concepts such as Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs), Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs), availability lev ...
Getting Structured Data from the Internet
Getting Structured Data from the Internet

Utilize web scraping at scale to quickly get unlimited amounts of free data available on the web into a structured format. This book teaches you to use Python scripts to crawl through websites at scale and scrape data from HTML and JavaScript-enabled pages and convert it into structured data formats such as CSV, Excel, JSON, or load it into a SQL database of your choice. This book goes beyond the basics of web scraping and covers advanced topics such as natural language processing (NLP) and text analytics to extract names of people, places, email addresses, contact details, etc., from a page at production scale using distributed big data techniques on an Amazon Web Services (AWS)-based cloud infrastructure. It book covers developing a robust data processing and ingestion pipeline on the Common Crawl corpus, containing petabytes of data publicly available and a web crawl data set available on AWS's registry of open data. Getting Structured Data from the Internet also includes a st ...
Beginning e-Textile Development
Beginning e-Textile Development

Electronic textiles (e-textiles) involves the combination of electronics and textiles to form "smart" textile products. It is an emerging technology with immense opportunities in the field of wearables fashion technology. And while there are many e-textile development platforms available on the market, this book uses the Wearic smart textile kit, a modular prototyping platform, to get you building projects and experiments easily and quickly. This book presents the essential skills required to get started developing e-textiles. The code presented is built using MakeCode blocks, an easy-to-use visual programming language. You'll use the BBC micro:bit microcontroller for all the projects, and with few exceptions, they require no soldering and wiring. In the end, you'll be able to apply and sew electronics to wearables, garments, and fabrics in this emerging technology. Beginning e-Textile Development presents the essential components to get you started with developing e-textiles. ...
Practical Apache Lucene 8
Practical Apache Lucene 8

Gain a thorough knowledge of Lucene's capabilities and use it to develop your own search applications. This book explores the Java-based, high-performance text search engine library used to build search capabilities in your applications. Starting with the basics of Lucene and searching, you will learn about the types of queries used in it and also take a look at scoring models. Applying this basic knowledge, you will develop a hello world app using basic Lucene queries and explore functions like scoring and document level boosting. Along the way you will also uncover the concepts of partial searching and matching in Lucene and then learn how to integrate geographical information (geospatial data) in Lucene using spatial queries and n-dimensional indexing. This will prepare you to build a location-aware search engine with a representative data set that allows location constraints to be specified during a search. You'll also develop a text classifier using Lucene and Apache Mahout, ...
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