Hacking Exposed 7: Networking Security Secrets and Solutions:

Stuart McClure, Joel Scambray, George Kurtz

(Tata McGraw Hill Education, Rs. 750)

This book tackles attacks and countermeasures for advanced persistent threats, infrastructure hacks, industrial automation and embedded devices, wireless security, Web 2.0, hardware, Cisco, RFID, malware, and much more. The seventh edition also features a new Five-Deployments approach — they are five key actions for every countermeasure for five security areas — Network, Server, Mobile, Endpoint and Web Security.

Threats to network security are more virulent today than ever before and this book offers useful tips to successfully troubleshoot the newest and toughest hacks ever seen. It uncovers new, cutting-edge computer security issues.

Some of the topics addressed include Footprinting, Scanning, Enumeration, Remote Connectivity and VoIP Hacking and Web Hacking. Professionals are sure to find this book handy.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Bible: The Comprehensive, Tutorial Resource

Lisa Danae Dayley, Brad Dayley

(Wiley India, Rs. 699)

If you are a Photoshop user, then this one is for you. It shows readers how to retouch, colour correct, manipulate, and combine images using Photoshop CS6. You can also learn how to create cutting-edge special effects for your digital or film-based images, and use them on the Web or in print.

Every aspect of Photoshop — from image-editing basics to techniques for working with camera raw images is discussed in depth. Also learn more about File Browser, histogram palette, Lens Blur, Match Colour, the colour replacement tool and keyboard shortcuts.

Also one discovers interesting facts… Did you know that Adobe Photoshop has an install base of more than four million users and its user base ranges from consumers to professionals in graphic design, publishing, DVD authoring, video editing, motion graphics/animation, compositing and broadcast?

The fluid writing style makes even the most complex Photoshop task sound simple.

Managers Who Make a Difference: Sharpening Your Management Skills

T.V. Rao

(Random Business, Rs. 299)

Being a manager requires special skills. And that’s what this book is all about. It examines how managers see themselves and how their perception of themselves shapes their behaviour at work. Also, the author tries to showcase ways in which people can translate their ambition, sense of purpose, confidence and resourcefulness into successful management.

Some issues tackled here include: How to train yourself to spot competences in others and build on them to create an effective team? How do you achieve the right balance between adherence to existing systems, and creative or experimental problem-solving? And do you have the people skills to be able to boost your team’s confidence levels and build trust-based relationships?

With plenty of examples drawn from lives of well-known managers, and an array of broad tips tools to sharpen your management skills, this book is a must read for aspiring managers.

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