Saturday, July 15, 2006

Three Pre-Reviews

Three generous publishers sent me three books to review this week. The first is Apress' Pro Nagios 2.0 by James Turnbull. This is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 second book on Nagios on my reading list. I plan to deploy Nagios on my test network to gain a better understanding of how it works. I will use both books and compare and contrast cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m once I've finished each.

The second book is O'Reilly's IPv6 Essentials, 2nd Ed by Silvia Hagen. I did not read cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first edition, because by cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 time I gained interest in IPv6 newer books were published. For example, I really liked Apress' Running IPv6 and O'Reilly's IPv6 Network Administration. I plan to deploy an IPv6 testbed soon, so I will use this new book to help that project. I'll compare cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 new book to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 two older texts.

I'm hesitant to mention this last book, because I don't plan to read it. (I only review books that I read.) I don't plan to read Syngress' Dictionary of Information Security by Robert Slade. If you peruse reviews of this author's ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r books at Amazon.com, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y are uniformly bad. I am surprised that Mr. Slade managed to get luminaries like Fred Cohen, Peter Neumann, and Gene Spafford to contribute forewords to this book.

If someone is going to write a "dictionary," cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y should take it seriously. This comment on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 back of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 book encouraged me not to read it: "Don't be fooled by cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 refreshing lack of pomposity and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 occasional jokey entry." A "jokey entry" in a book by someone who claims to be "facilitating cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ISC(2) CBK review seminar"?

I'll also save you cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 trouble of seeing if I have some sort of personal problem with Mr. Slade by pointing you to his negative review of Real Digital Forensics, a book I co-authored, along with two of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 world's best forensics experts. (These are people who have testified in court.) I think he hammered RDF because I refused to review his "forensics" book Software Forensics. I think this comment by reviewer Eric Kent says it best: Software Forensics "is a book by a person who clearly has no real world experience in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 world of digital forensic investigations." Ouch.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Richard Bejtlich said...

Hi Chris,

Any chance you will post something about your CISSP experience? Thank you.