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Dictionary of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology by A comprehensive dictionary for the field of computer science. It addresses all aspects of computing and computer technology from multiple perspectives, including both the academic and the applied, professional vantage points. Including more than 9000 terms, it covers all major topics from artificial intelligence to programming languages, from software engineering to operating systems, and from database management to privacy issues. There are illustrations for clarity where required.
Call Number: QA 76.15 D5258 2001
Publication Date: 2000-12-21
Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms by This updated edition includes the most recent terms relating to constantly expanding computer and internet technology. More than 3,200 terms and definitions deal with-- Practical guidance for business software users Computer security, law, and ethics Computer programming, with examples in several computer languages Social media, Internet culture, and their latest developments Previous editions of this user-friendly book have proved especially helpful to readers who feel intimidated by computer technicians' jargon. The authors clarify technical terminology while keeping to the highest standards of accuracy. One grateful reader called this book the "Rosetta Stone" for deciphering computer terms. Features many line illustrations and tables.
Call Number: QA 76.15 D667 2013
Publication Date: 2012-11-01
Dictionary of Information Security by The Dictionary of Information Security is a compilation of security terms and definitions that working security professionals and IT students will find helpful. IT professionals and IT students will find this a handy reference to help them identify terms used in practice, in journals and articles, and on websites. The dictionary has complete coverage of security terms and includes cutting-edge technologies and newer terminology only now becoming accepted use amongst security practitioners. Certification candidates for security specializations like CISSP and Security+ will also find this a valuable resource. * Your one stop shop coverage of malware, wireless technologies, and phishing *An easy to use tol featuring the ability to cross references makeing navigation easy * Includes special coverage of military and government terms for the latest hot topics
Call Number: QA 76.9 A25 S53 2006
Publication Date: 2006-09-26
Minoli-Cordovana's Authoritative Computer and Network Security Dictionary by A dictionary and handbook that defines the field and provides unique insight. Turn to Minoli-Cordovana's Authoritative Computer and Network Security Dictionary for clear, concise, and up-to-date definitions of terms, concepts, methods, solutions, and tools in the field of computer and network security. About 5,555 security- and IT-related words and phrases are defined. Drawing their definitions from their work experience and from a variety of established and respected sources, the authors have created a single, up-to-the-minute, and standardized resource that users can trust for accuracy and authority. The dictionary is written for industry executives, managers, and planners who are charged with the responsibility of protecting their organizations from random, negligent, or planned attacks on their information technology resources. It not only defines terms, but also provides these professionals with critical insight into the terms; use and applicability in the field of IT security. Users can therefore refer to the dictionary as a handbook and guide to provide direction and support in all critical areas of computer and network security. Using a holistic approach, the dictionary takes a broad view of computer and network security, providing users with a single source that defines the complete field, including: Definitions targeting the many resources that need to be protected, such as hosts, systems, OSs, databases, storage, information, communications links, communications network elements, clients, PCs, PDAs, VoIP devices, wireless access points and devices, Bluetooth systems, digital content, e-mail, and more. Definitions for a core set of general IT and networking topics and terms, focusing on recent threats such as worms, viruses, trojans, physical security, internally based attacks, and social engineering. Definitions for financial topics and terms that are connected to IT security issues, to support the business case for strong security mechanisms at the firm. With the worldwide financial impact of malicious code estimated at roughly 100 billion dollars a year and the threat of ever-increasing vulnerabilities, this dictionary provides essential support to help identify and reduce security risks and protect network and computer users from hostile applications and viruses.
Call Number: QA 76.9 A25 M583 2006
Publication Date: 2006-09-11
Webster's New World Computer Dictionary by Comprehensive, authoritative - and user-friendly! Whether you're a computer novice or a computer professional, Webster's New World Computer Dictionary is one of the most useful references you can buy. It gives you clear and concise definitions for more than 4,750 up-to-date computer terms, including 250 that are completely new to this edition. You'll find current coverage of the latest standards and protocols in storage, memory, peripherals, and more-plus updated and expanded information on computer security, legislation, and computer and Internet technology. Cross-referencing throughout directs you effortlessly to related terms and concepts that help you understand more about a given subject and put it into a larger context. From using e-mail and going on the Internet (attachment, computer virus, cookie, shopping cart) to buying or upgrading a computer (Ethernet, G4, Pentium 4, SDRAM) to boning up on terminology for a computer industry job (Advanced Encryption Standard, timecode editing, virtual private network), this invaluable resource gives you instant flip-and-find access to the information you need-from A (applet) to Z (zip drive).
Publication Date: 2003-04-18