Financial Cryptography and Data Security

Author: Sven Dietrich
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540773657
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The 11th International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC 2007, http://fc07. ifca. ai), organized by the International Financial Crypt- raphy Association (IFCA, http://www. ifca. ai/), was held in Tobago, February 12–15, 2007. The conference is a well-established and premier international - rum for research, advanced development, education, exploration, and debate - garding security in the context of ?nance and commerce. We continue to cover all aspects of securing transactions and systems, which this year included a range of technical areas such as cryptography, payment systems, anonymity, privacy, - thentication, and commercial and ?nancial transactions. For the ?rst time, there was an adjacent workshop on Usable Security, held after FC 2007 in the same - cation. The papers are included in the last part of this volume. The conference goal was to bring together top cryptographers, data-security specialists, and c- puter scientists with economists, bankers, implementers, and policy makers. The goal was met this year: there were 85 submissions, out of which 17 research papers and 1 system presentation paper were accepted. In addition, the conference featured two distinguished speakers, Mike Bond and Dawn Jutla, and two panel sessions, one on RFID and one on virtual economies. As always, there was the rump session on Tuesday evening, colorful as usual.

Agile Contracts

Author: Andreas Opelt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118640128
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A methodologically sophisticated, comprehensive approach to applying the Agile fixed-price contract to IT projects while maximizing customer and supplier relationships "Interesting and necessary for IT managers and IT lawyers." —Walter J. Jaburek, Dipl.-Ing., Dr. iur., Dr. techn. Approximately 50 percent of software developers use Scrum, an iterative and incremental development method for managing software projects and product or application development, in their work. The benefit of Scrum and other Agile methods is that they can address shifts in a large project that traditional managerial methods cannot. Written by pioneers and leaders in the field of Agile and Scrum, Agile Contracts is the only book dedicated exclusively to the legal, procurement, and project management considerations of Agile contracts. Providing templates, a toolbox, and examples of Agile fixed-price contracts, the book presents an alternative option to fixed-price, time-based, and supply-based contracts—reducing the risk for both the supplier and the customer with a contract that offers the possibility of flux and flexible scenarios as a project progresses. Agile Contracts features in-depth chapter coverage of: The Agile Manifesto of 2001 Agility from the perspective of procurement and the software provider The problems with traditional fixed-price contracts and time material contracts What the Agile fixed-price contract is and how it is set up Tendering based on the Agile fixed-price contract How to negotiate an Agile fixed-price contract Special guidelines for the legal framework of an Agile fixed-price contract Adaptable Scope System The Black Swan scenario Contracts and procedures for the featured methodologies Especially applicable within highly structured business organizations, Agile Contracts is a must-read for project managers, agile practitioners, procurement representatives, and IT lawyers.

IT Manager s Handbook

Author: Bill Holtsnider
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080465746
Format: PDF, ePub
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IT Manager's Handbook, Second Edition, provides essential information to help students understand the responsibilities of today’s IT Management professionals: not only planning network security and implementing disaster recovery plans, but also such vital tasks as creating budgets, administering compliance, and managing staff. In particular, the book discusses business practices that are most critical to effective IT operations: recruiting, budgeting, resource planning, managing personnel, and working with vendor. This updated version includes expanded coverage on such critical IT management topics as security, disaster recovery, storage, government/regulatory compliance, and project management. Information is organized modularly so that instructors and students can delve directly into only the topics needed. Each chapter contains additional resources sections for books, articles, and websites relevant to that topic. It contains new material on key technology topics such as open source, outsourcing, offshoring, and handhelds, plus updated coverage of e-commerce, remote access, intranets, and LAN/WAN management. A completely updated and expanded second edition that provides practical, easily accessible management advice written specifically for new IT managers: · Brings you up to speed on those business practices most critical to effective IT operations: recruiting, budgeting, resource planning, managing personnel, and working with vendors. · Includes expanded coverage on such critical IT management topics as security, disaster recovery, storage, government/regulatory compliance, and project management. · Organizes information modularly so you can delve directly into only the topics that you need. · Provides a unique management perspective on those specific technical issues with the most significant business ramifications. · Includes new material on key technology topics such as open source, wireless, handhelds, outsourcing, offshoring, and operations, as well as updated coverage of e-commerce, remote access, intranets, and LAN/WAN management.

Software Agreements Line by Line

Author: Michael Overly
Publisher: Aspatore Books
ISBN: 9781587623691
Format: PDF, ePub
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This comprehensive overview describes solutions to prevent manipulation, and offers suggestions for adapting contracts to meet the needs of the user. Essential for those selling and buying software.

The law and economics of financial markets

Author: Frederick L. Feldkamp
Publisher: Aspatore Books
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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?To make the equilibrium that U.S. financial markets achieved in 2004 permanent, its benefits cannot be hidden in a vault. They must be applied to rebuild the productive sector of the U.S. economy and not abused so as to dismantle it. Otherwise, the long-sought financial sector goal of equilibrium will recycle in failure, as the productive sector spirals downward and drags down our financial sector.? (From: ?POSTSCRIPT: IT?S STILL THE PRODUCTIVE SECTOR?)?Since the creation of money, national wealth has periodically been dragged down by the failures of financial markets. Today, an abundance of new information, an explosion of computative capacity and the financial market revolutions which we have watched are, we believe, creating a solution to instability in financial markets that can avoid or resolve crises, if only we will heed the lessons of history. If the U.S. succeeds in creating markets that are immune to crises, the worldwide benefits are truly astonishing. If markets respond in a rational manner, we will demonstrate how crises become profit opportunities, not precursors to recession or depression.? (From: ?PREFACE?)

A Guide to IT Contracting

Author: Michael R. Overly
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466597917
Format: PDF, Docs
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Even leading organizations with sophisticated IT infrastructures and teams of lawyers can find themselves unprepared to deal with the range of issues that can arise in IT contracting. Written by two seasoned attorneys, A Guide to IT Contracting: Checklists, Tools, and Techniques distills the most critical business and legal lessons learned through the authors’ decades of experience drafting and negotiating IT-related agreements. In a single volume, readers can quickly access information on virtually every type of technology agreement. Structured to focus on a particular type of IT agreement, each chapter includes a checklist of essential terms, a brief summary of what the agreement is intended to do, and a complete review of the legal and business issues that are addressed in that particular agreement. Providing non-legal professionals with the tools to address IT contracting issues, the book: Contains checklists to help readers organize key concepts for ready reference Supplies references to helpful online resources and aids for contract drafting Includes a CD-ROM with reusable checklists and complete glossary that defines key legal, business, and technical terms Costly mistakes can be avoided, risk can be averted, and better contracts can be drafted if you have access to the right information. Filled with reader-friendly checklists, this accessible reference will set you down that path. Warning you of the most common pitfalls, it arms you with little-known tips and best practices to help you negotiate the key terms of your IT agreements with confidence and ensure you come out on top in your next contract negotiation.

Labor and Employment Law Settlements and Negotiations

Author: Aspatore Books Staff
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Labor and Employment Settlements and Negotiations is an authoritative, insider's perspective on key strategies for representing and advising both individuals and organizations involved in legal issues surrounding the workplace. Featuring partners from some of the nation's leading firms, these experts guide the reader through the gamut of legal issues that can arise in this vast area, such as: structuring employment contracts and termination terms; dealing with discrimination, harassment, and sensitive office relationships; and understanding the legal aspects of employee benefits. These top lawyers give solid advice for everything from non-compete contracts to workers? unions, covering proper hiring procedures, privacy rights, and compensation issues. The laws profiled in this volume include the Sarbanes-Oxley Act as well as legislation affecting proper workplace conduct and employees? rights.

The Tech Contracts Handbook

Author: David Tollen
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781604429824
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Tech Contracts Handbookis a practical and accessible reference book and training manual on IT contracts.This isa clause-by-clause "how to" guide on software licenses and technology services agreements, covering the issues at stake and offering negotiation tips and sample contract language. This handbook is written for both lawyers and businesspeople, including contract managers, procurement officers, corporate counsel, salespeople, and anyone else responsible for getting IT deals done. Perhaps most important, this book uses simple English, as any good contract should. Topics covered include: .Software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing agreements .Warranties .Indemnities .Open source software .Service level agreements .Nondisclosure agreements .Limitations of liability .Internet and e-commerce contracts .Software escrow .Data security .Copyright licensing .And much more"

Free Software Free Society

Author: Richard Stallman
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1882114981
Format: PDF
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Essay Collection covering the point where software, law and social justice meet.