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Six Easy Pieces on IT Security

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The six articles in this ebook present a half dozen simple yet powerful security topics that any IT pro can digest in lunchtime reading. The title comes from a similar collection of basic physics lectures by the brilliant physicist and Nobel laureate Dr. Richard Feynman. That original "Six Easy Pieces" tome compiles Dr. Feynman's lectures dealing with several basic concepts of physics. In Mel Beckman's work, you'll read of basic concepts in IT security. The topics are important to master, and you'll find these pieces not only easy but also neglected in typical security textbooks.

What you'll learn:

  • Tokenization for easy data security compliance
  • The implications of social media on IT security
  • Key IT security habits worth cultivating
  • Free and low-cost security tools
  • Ways to secure mobile users
  • Methods for educating users about insidious social engineering attacks


About the Author:

Mel Beckman ( is the senior technical director for iPro Developer. Before that, he was an iPro Developer (formerly System iNEWS) senior technical editor for more than 20 years. He has built two regional Internet service providers and is currently president of Beckman Software Engineering (, a technical consultancy specializing in large-scale, high bandwidth networks. His past clients include Apple Computer, the City and County of Santa Barbara, IBM, United Airlines, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy. Mel has presented seminars on computer programming and network technology throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

Mel's hundreds of articles about networks and software development have appeared in iPro Developer, System iNEWS, InfoWorld, Macworld, PC World, and Windows IT Pro magazines. Mel has received numerous writing awards, including the Excellence and Distinguished Technical Communications awards from the Society for Technical Communication. He co-authored with Gartner research director John Enck the book LAN to WAN Interconnection, which has been translated into more than six languages including Chinese.


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