Blockchainopoly: How Blockchain Changes the Rules of the Game [Audiobook]

Blockchainopoly: How Blockchain Changes the Rules of the Game [Audiobook]
Blockchainopoly: How Blockchain Changes the Rules of the Game [Audiobook] by Steve Hoberman, read by Randal Schaffer
2018 | MP3@64 kbps | 3 hrs 30 mins | 98.06MB

Learn how blockchain works, where to use it within your organization, and how it will impact data management.

This audiobook contains three parts:

  • Explanation. Part I will explain the concepts and principles within blockchain. A precise definition is provided along with an example illustrating how blockchain works. Variations of blockchain are explored based upon the concepts of purpose and scope.
  • Usage. Now that you understand blockchain, where do you use it? The reason for building a blockchain application must include at least one of these five drivers: transparency, streamlining, privacy, permanence, or distribution. Usages based upon these five drivers are shown for finance, insurance, government, manufacturing, retail, utilities, healthcare, nonprofit, and media. This audiobook will illustrate each usage through inputs, guides, enablers, and outputs. Also examined are the challenges of applying these usages, such as cooperation, incentives, and risk.
  • Impact. Now that you know where to use blockchain, how will it impact your existing IT (Information Technology) environment? Part III explores how blockchain will impact data management, using the Data Management Body of Knowledge 2nd Edition (DMBOK2) as a reference. Learn how blockchain will impact each of the 11 data management disciplines within DMBOK2. Once you understand blockchain concepts and principles, you can position yourself, department, and organization to leverage distributed ledger technology.

Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age [Audiobook]

Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age [Audiobook]
Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age [Audiobook] by Susan Landau, read by Tamara Marston
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 6 hrs 15 mins | 172.4MB

A cybersecurity expert and former Google privacy analyst's urgent call to protect devices and networks against malicious hackers and misinformed policymakers.

New technologies have provided both incredible convenience and new threats. The same kinds of digital networks that allow you to hail a ride using your smartphone let power grid operators control a country's electricity - and these personal, corporate, and government systems are all vulnerable. In Ukraine, unknown hackers shut off electricity to nearly 230,000 people for six hours. North Korean hackers destroyed networks at Sony Pictures in retaliation for a film that mocked Kim Jong-un. And Russian cyberattackers leaked Democratic National Committee emails in an attempt to sway a US presidential election.

And yet despite such documented risks, government agencies, whose investigations and surveillance are stymied by encryption, push for a weakening of protections. In this accessible and riveting book, Susan Landau makes a compelling case for the need to secure our data, explaining how we must maintain cybersecurity in an insecure age.

The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld [Audiobook]

The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld [Audiobook]
The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld [Audiobook] by Jamie Bartlett, read by Matt Bates
2014 | MP3@48 kbps + EPUB | 7 hrs 20 mins | 151.59MB

Beyond the familiar online world that most of us inhabit—a world of Google, Facebook, and Twitter—lies a vast and often hidden network of sites, communities, and cultures where freedom is pushed to its limits, and where people can be anyone, or do anything, they want. This is the world of Bitcoin and Silk Road, of radicalism and pornography. This is the Dark Net.

In this important and revealing book, Jamie Bartlett takes us deep into the digital underworld and presents an extraordinary look at the internet we don't know. Beginning with the rise of the internet and the conflicts and battles that defined its early years, Bartlett reports on trolls, pornographers, drug dealers, hackers, political extremists, Bitcoin programmers, and vigilantes—and puts a human face on those who have many reasons to stay anonymous.

Rich with historical research and revelatory reporting, The Dark Net is an unprecedented, eye-opening look at a world that doesn't want to be known.

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