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Big breaches: cybersecurity lessons for everyone
Daswani N., Elbayadi M., Apress, New York, NY, 2021. 476 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484266-54-0)
This large work begins with an introductory preface that provides historical perspective on cybercriminals and introduces the authors and the basic tenets of the book. The work is divided into two broad parts: the first gives detailed descriptions...
Mar 31 2023
Agile transformation: using the Integral Agile Transformation Framework to think and lead differently
Spayd M., Madore M., Pearson, Boston, MA, 2020. 256 pp. Type: Book (978-3-218853-17-0)
Agile methodology is not a new way of managing projects or conducting business. It has been used since approximately 1980, without much publicity. Nowadays, however, as we have the Internet and communication has become very easy, we often hear the...
Mar 20 2023
IoT for sustainable smart cities and society
Rodrigues J., Agarwal P., Khanna K., Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2022. 338 pp. Type: Book (303089553X)
Before reading this review, take two minutes to reflect upon the following questions:...
Feb 28 2023
The story of proof: logic and the history of mathematics
Stillwell J., PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, Princeton, NJ, 2022. 456 pp. Type: Book (0691234361), Reviews: (2 of 2)
Years ago, several of my colleagues in the university’s mathematics department told me that many high school students no longer study classic plane geometry, the kind of instruction that emphasizes careful logic applied to axioms, postulates...
Feb 23 2023
Deep learning and physics
Tanaka A., Tomiya A., Hashimoto K., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2021. 220 pp. Type: Book (978-9-813361-07-2)
Machine learning (ML) and particularly deep learning (DL) are used in various physics studies. In this book, the authors show how. They begin by discussing the attributes and theory of ML and its apparent similarities in form to theories in physic...
Feb 16 2023
A quantum computation workbook
Choi M., Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2022. 446 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030912-13-0)
Quantum computing is a complex and highly interdisciplinary field that assumes deep knowledge of particle physics, quantum mechanics theory, mathematics, and information theory, to name the most important disciplines outside the also essential fie...
Jan 30 2023
Phishing and communication channels: a guide to identifying and mitigating phishing attacks
Sonowal G., Apress, New York, NY, 2022. 240 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484277-43-0)
It is not far-fetched to say that most (if not all)
readers have been subjected to some sort of phishing attack--and even more likely if we consider the wide taxonomy of activities that Sonowal’s book covers. Can we as individ...
Jan 12 2023
Learn enough developer tools to be dangerous: command line, text editor, and Git version control essentials
Hartl M., Pearson, Hoboken, NJ, 2022. 368 pp. Type: Book (978-0-137843-45-9)
The command-line interface (CLI) scares many newcomers to the computing field. It is, however, a most powerful way to interact with the computer, allowing the user a command composition richness that cannot be matched via graphical interfaces. As ...
Jan 10 2023
Machine learning: the basics
Jung A., Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2022. 229 pp. Type: Book (978-9-811681-92-9)
As the old saying goes, “don’t judge a book by its cover.” This review will affirm that statement. The book covers the many aspects of machine learning, but it does so in a very terse manner. This is a large area of research and ...
Dec 19 2022
Mining the semantic web
Rettinger A., Lösch U., Tresp V., D’Amato C., Fanizzi N. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 24(3): 613-662, 2020. Type: Article
The semantic version of the World Wide Web (WWW), the semantic web, allows for formal reasoning and querying. It has two components: formal ontologies, which provide domain-specific knowledge, and annotations of web resources, which can be read ...
Nov 25 2022
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