Just Released! Fundamentals of Information Systems Security, Third Edition

Revisekim3e_hero2d and updated with the latest data in the field, Fundamentals of Information Systems Security, Third Edition by David Kim and Michael G. Solomon provides a comprehensive overview of the essential concepts readers must know as they pursue careers in information systems security.

 

FEATURES & BENEFITS:
  • Maps fully to the six major domains of the CompTIA Security+ SYO-401 Certification exam
  • Updated to include coverage on recent compliance law and standards updates, including FISMA, NIST SP800-171, and PCI DSS v3.2
  • New content on advanced malware and APT attacks to the end points such as ransomware and crypto locker
  • Addresses data breach and data breach incident response planning
  • Introduces recent “Internet of Things” risk threats and privacy issues
  • Available with the Virtual Security Cloud Labs which provide a hands-on, immersive mock IT infrastructure enabling students to test their skills with realistic security scenarios
Learn More About Our Information Systems Security & Assurance Curriculum here.
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Top Ten Reasons to Adopt the New Edition of C++ Plus Data Structures

C++ Plus Data Structures, Sixth Edition explores the specifications, applications, and implementations of abstract data types with unmatched accessibility.

There are countless reasons to adopt the new sixth edition, but we’ve broken down the Top Ten Reasons:

  1. Features the Latest Software – updated with the new C++ Plus 11 features including range-based for loops and threads

  2. Current Content – Includes a new chapter on Sets, Maps, and Hashing as well as a new chapter on Trees Plus that emphasizes balancing of search trees by covering AVL Trees, Red-Black Trees, and B-Trees

  3. Unparalleled Accessibility – throughout the text, the authors distinguish between the engineering of abstractions and implementations as motivated by their applications, and they take the time to analyze the algorithms that they introduce

  4. New Modern Design – for an enhanced look and feel of the text

  5. Consistent Learning Reinforcement – emphasizes important software engineering principles throughout the text

  6. Flexible Course Adaptation – chapters in the second half of the text are now easier to assign in alternate orders, supporting a wider range of course goals and organizations

  7. Abundance of Pedagogical Features – students love the chapter openers with goals, marginal definition boxes, algorithm, C++ and function boxes, case studies, chapters summaries, and end of chapter exercises

  8. Well-Known Author Team – Chip Weems (University of MA, Amherst) and Tim Richards (University of MA, Amherst) have come on board to carry forward the tradition of excellence started by Nell Dale (University of TX, Austin)

  9. Navigate eBook Access – study anytime, anywhere, with full interactivity!

  10. Navigate 2 Advantage Access – comes FREE with purchase of a new print copy and unlocks engaging and robust student and instructor resources

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Object-Oriented Data Structures Using Java, Fourth Edition Publishes

The updated and revised Object-Oriented Data Structures Using Java, Fourth Edition is an essential resource for students learning data structures using the Java programming language.

The primary goal of authors, Nell Dale, Daniel T. Joyce and Chip Weems, is to present both the traditional and modern data structure topics with an emphasis on problem solving and software design. Beginning early and continuing throughout the text, it introduces and expands upon the use of many Java features such as classes, objects, generics, polymorphism, packages, interfaces, library classes, inheritance, exceptions, and threads.

The fourth edition represents a major revision of the text’s material, although the philosophy and style that our loyal adopters have grown to appreciate remain unchanged.

  • NEW – Includes chapters on the Map ADT and the Collection ADT
  • NEW – Sections highlighting variations on the standard data structures, including a look at how the structures are supported by the Java Standard Library
  • NEW – New sections and examples introduce important topics such as image generation, recursive processing of arrays and linked lists, fractals, games, and text analysis
  • UPDATED – Current and clarified exposition throughout
  • STUDENT FAVORITE – Numerous exercises throughout allow students to experience a variety of applications on the concepts within the chapter, which vary in level of difficulty

Can’t wait to learn more? Read the first chapter now or visit our website to request a review copy.

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The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture Wins Third Texty Award

The Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) Null4eawarded a 2015 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) to The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture, Fourth Edition by Linda Null and Julia Lobur. This is the third Texty award for Null and Lobur, both of Pennsylvania State University, with previous wins for the Second and Third editions.

The Texty Award, created in 1992, recognizes current textbooks and learning materials in their second or later editions.  Judges are published textbook authors.

The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture, Fourth Edition is one of six textbooks to receive the TAA 2015 “Texty” Textbook Excellence award.  Visit their website for a full list of winners.

The awards will be presented during an awards luncheon at the Text and Academic Authors Association’s 28th Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 19-20, 2015. The awards luncheon will be held on Saturday, June 20.

The Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) provides professional development resources, industry news, and networking opportunities for textbook authors and authors of scholarly journal articles and books. Established in 1987 by math author Mike Keedy, TAA is the only national, nonprofit membership association dedicated solely to assisting textbook and academic authors.

Join us in congratulating Linda Null and Julia Lobur! To learn more about The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture, Fourth Edition or our other Computer Science resources, visit our website or contact your Account Specialist today.

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Computer Science Careers Among 2015 Best Jobs

best jobsU.S. News & World Report has released their ranking of 100 best jobs for 2015. Beginning with the occupations that the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts will grow the most between 2012 and 2022, the list ranks jobs in a variety of industries based on projected openings, rate of growth, job prospects, unemployment rates, salary, and job satisfaction.

Computer Science careers feature prominently on the list with 3 of the top 10 jobs, including Software Developer, Computer Systems Analyst, and Information Security Analyst. The top 10 list includes:

  1. Dentist
  2. Nurse Practitioner
  3. Software Developer
  4. Physician
  5. Dental Hygienist
  6. Physical Therapist
  7. Computer Systems Analyst
  8. Information Security Analyst
  9. Registered Nurse
  10. Physician Assistant

Jones & Bartlett Learning is proud to be leading the way in teaching and learning materials that make a difference in the best and fastest growing field in 2015 and beyond. For more information or to view our Computer Science texts, visit jblearning.com/computing.

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Now Available: Computer Science Illuminated, Sixth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Are you looking for the perfect introductory Computer Science text that includes access to CSI6ea comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools? The sixth edition of Nell Dale and John Lewis’ best-selling Computer Science Illuminated Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access  is now available.

Retaining the accessibility and in-depth coverage of previous editions while incorporating all-new material and cutting-edge issues in computer science, this Sixth Edition includes a unique and innovative layered approach that moves through the levels of computing from an organized, language-neutral perspective.

Authored by the award-winning team of Nell Dale and John Lewis, Computer Science Illuminated Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access provides students with a solid foundation for further study, and offers non-majors a complete introduction to computing.

Every new, printed copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access where students will find a wealth of learning and study tools to help them succeed in their course. Whether you teach an online, hybrid, or traditional classroom-based course, Navigate 2 delivers unbeatable value. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2.

Take a first look inside the Sixth Edition by viewing a sample chapter, or learn more by visiting the catalog page.

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Increasing Efforts to Create Computer Science Requirements in U.S. High Schools

According to Code.org, the U.S. will have 1 million more computer science jobs than students with computer science degrees by 2020. Careers in these fields are increasing at twice the national average, and in some states computing jobs are growing at over four times the average. Yet, many high schools around the country do not require computer science as a requirement for math or science.

However, this trend has beekidcodingn changing. For example, the number of states that have passed a policy allowing computer science to satisfy a graduation requirement doubled in 2013. In addition, some universities have reached out to students at high schools that don’t offer computer science courses, and have allowed them to attend a computing course for free. For example, Purdue University announced that it would offer an introductory computer science and introductory programming course for free to Indiana high school students. The courses would be ungraded and would not count for credit, but it would prepare students to test out of introductory programming classes at Purdue and other universities.

A recent article by U.S News & World Report reports that “Chicago Public Schools are also in the process of rolling out a K-12 computer science program. In the next three years, every high school will offer a foundational computer science course, and in the next five years, at least half will also offer an Advanced Placement computer science course.”

Still, 90 percent of high schools in the country do not offer computing classes. These schools recognize this technological revolution, but they still lack the financial or logistic means, or cannot provide the proper resources for teachers.

Deborah Seehorn, chair of the Computer Science Teachers Association board, says this drought can be partially explained by the lack of resources or training teachers receive to teach these computer science courses. Teaching computing requires combining a lot of skills into one course, which poses difficulty for a lot of instructors. As Seehorn describes it, “they’re problem solving, using critical thinking, they’re collaborating, they’re doing all those 21st century skills we want students to do. Students…want to be doing something, making something.”

Jones & Bartlett Learning recognizes the critical role of Computer Science in education, and offers new and trusted resources for the study, instruction, and practice of Computer Science. From introductory computer science to programming, information security, and game development, we provide instructors and professionals with superior texts and quality resources developed by respected authors and educators. At Jones & Bartlett Learning we are committed to providing industry-leading solutions for superior student learning outcomes.

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MIT’s Computer Science Department Named Most Innovative in the Country

As one of the fastest growing disciplines in schools around the country, the computer science revolution has made computing one of the most exciting and essential subjects to study at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Recently, Computer Science Degree Hub compiled a list of the 50 most innovative computer science departments at U.S. colleges and universities. Starting with QS 2013 and 2014 World University Computer Science & Information Systems, as well as U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Grad Schools Computer Science, the list compared schools based on state-of-the-art technology, faculty awards, alumni achievements, and groundbreaking research or technological contributions to the wider field.

studentsMIT topped the list with its Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department making a notable difference around the country. Known for its cutting-edge research and academic prowess, “the department’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory partners with forward-thinking companies to push the boundaries of artificial intelligence and computer science. For example, in 2014 it was revealed that the laboratory worked with Microsoft and Adobe to create an algorithm that retrieved tiny vibrations from objects shown – but not heard – in videos and reconverted them into intelligible audio signals. This technology enabled vibrations from a bag of potato chips to be transformed back into comprehensible speech. Notable MIT computer science graduates <link> include Google Analytics and Google Voice developer Wesley Chan and Internet Hall of Famer Brewster Kahle.”

Rounding out the top 5 computer science departments were Stanford University, Columbia University, University of Washington, and Carnegie Mellon University. View the full list with explanations here.

With computer science education offering such promising career prospects, Jones & Bartlett Learning provides a wide selection of computer science texts that improve learning outcomes and provide career readiness. For more information or to view our Computer Science texts, visit jblearning.com/computing.

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Happy Computer Science Education Week!

Join us in celebrating the fifth annual Computer Science Education Week (CSEDWeek) December 8-14, 2014.

CSEdWeek is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. Conceived by the Computing in the Core coalition and produced this year by Code.org, it commemorates computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper’s birthday. Supported by the U.S. Congress, CSEdWeek partners also include Microsoft, Google, Intel, and many other organizations.

For the second year in a row, Hour of Code is the theme of Computer Science Education Week. Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in more than 180 countries. Designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics, Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science that nurtures problem-solving skills, logic, and creativity to provide a solid foundation for success in any 21st century career path.

Jones & Bartlett Learning recognizes the critical role of Computer Science in education, and offers new and trusted resources for the study, instruction, and practice of Computer Science. From introductory computer science to programming, information security, and game development, we provide instructors and professionals with superior texts and quality resources developed by respected authors and educators. At Jones & Bartlett Learning we are committed to providing industry-leading solutions for superior student learning outcomes.

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Donation from Ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Baller Allows Harvard to Expand Computer Science Program

Keeping on trend with most universities and colleges around the country, demand for computer science courses at Harvard University has been increasing exponentially over the past few years. To keep up with the demand for its fastest growing major, Harvard will increase computer science faculty by 50 percent thanks to a gift from Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Corp’s biggest shareholder and former CEO. Ballmer’s donation will allow Harvard to hire 12 new instructors, bringing the size of the computer science faculty to 36.

Ballmer, who graduated from the university in 1977, has been in talks with Harvard President Drew Faust since he retired from Microsoft last year. “It’s clear to me that Harvard really could build a computer science department for the

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future,” he said in a telephone interview with Bloomberg.com “This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to seize the day.” Harvard is building additional facilities for computer science education in Allston, a Boston neighborhood near the main campus in Cambridge, which will allow for instructors to interact more with students.

According to Bloomberg.com, Introduction to Computer Science I (CS50) is the most popular computer science course at Harvard. In fact, it is so popular that faculty from Harvard’s chief rival, Yale University, recently voted to bring the undergraduate course to their school.

As interest in computer science continues to grow, Jones & Bartlett Learning is committed to providing industry-leading solutions. From introductory computer science to programming, and information security to game development, we strive to provide instructors and professionals with superior texts and quality resources developed by respected authors and educators. To learn more, visit our website, or contact your Account Specialist today.

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