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Robert Slade Review: "Information Security and Employee Behaviour"
Source: Angus McIlwraith, 2006 - Posted by Ryan Berens   
Excerpts:
"Chapter one addresses employee risk, and the fact that people assess risk very poorly..."

"The fact that security professionals are frequently perceived as problem-creating, rather than problem-solving, is hardly a surprise..."


 
Designing and Implementing Linux Firewalls and QoS using netfilter, iproute2, NAT, and L7-filter
Source: Eric's Blog - Posted by Eric Lubow   
As is reminiscent of many of the books written by authors for Packt Publishing, the first chapter begins with descriptions and re-introductions to many of the basic networking concepts. These include the OSI model, subnetting, supernetting, and a brief overview of the routing protocols. Chapter 2 discusses the need for network security and how it applies to each of the layers of the OSI model.

 
Configuring IPCop Firewalls
Posted by Eric Lubow   
IPCop is a tool that can be deployed in almost any place within a network and serve a functional purpose. It has an intuitive easy to use interface that is great for users of any level. And the fact that no prior Linux or IPCop knowledge is required is just another bonus.

 
Review: SELinux by Example
Source: Ryan W. Maple - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
If you use Linux then you've most probably at least heard of Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux). In this feature story Ryan W. Maple gives a review and his opinion of the latest and greatest book to cover SELinux: SELinux by Example: Using Security Enhanced Linux. Read on for Ryan's review.

 
Review: Object-Oriented PHP
Source: Efren J. Belizario - Posted by Efren J. Belizario   
PHP has grown to become one of the most popular scripting languages on the web. It offers many possibilities to its users, from building a complex and innovative content management system to forming a simplistic family photo album. PHP is also a useful programming language in that it helps eliminate redundancy while promoting time-saving and dynamic methodology. With PHP and an object-oriented approach (OO), using PHP has countless advantages. Peter Lavin highlights this and more in Object-Oriented PHP.

 
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