Moscow Rules

Moscow Rules
Author: Robert Moss
Publsiher: G K Hall & Company
Total Pages: 605
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moscow Rules Book Excerpt:

Sasha Preobrazhensky infiltrates the upper echelons of the Soviet power structure and attempts to destroy the Kremlin and topple the entire Soviet political system in a bloodless coup

Moscow Rules

Moscow Rules
Author: Keir Giles
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2019-01-29
ISBN: 0815735758
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moscow Rules Book Excerpt:

From Moscow, the world looks different. It is through understanding how Russia sees the world—and its place in it—that the West can best meet the Russian challenge. Russia and the West are like neighbors who never seem able to understand each other. A major reason, this book argues, is that Western leaders tend to think that Russia should act as a “rational” Western nation—even though Russian leaders for centuries have thought and acted based on their country's much different history and traditions. Russia, through Western eyes, is unpredictable and irrational, when in fact its leaders from the czars to Putin almost always act in their own very predictable and rational ways. For Western leaders to try to engage with Russia without attempting to understand how Russians look at the world is a recipe for repeated disappointment and frequent crises. Keir Giles, a senior expert on Russia at Britain's prestigious Chatham House, describes how Russian leaders have used consistent doctrinal and strategic approaches to the rest of the world. These approaches may seem deeply alien in the West, but understanding them is essential for successful engagement with Moscow. Giles argues that understanding how Moscow's leaders think—not just Vladimir Putin but his predecessors and eventual successors—will help their counterparts in the West develop a less crisis-prone and more productive relationship with Russia.

Moscow Rules

Moscow Rules
Author: Daniel Silva
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2008-07-22
ISBN: 1440633576
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moscow Rules Book Excerpt:

The death of a journalist leads Israeli spy Gabriel Allon to Russia, where he finds that, in terms of spycraft, even he has something to learn in this #1 New York Times bestseller. Moscow is no longer the gray, grim city of Soviet times. Now it is awash with oil wealth and choked with bulletproof Bentleys. But in the new Russia, power once again resides behind the walls of the Kremlin. Critics of the ruling class are ruthlessly silenced. And a new generation of Stalinists plots to reclaim an empire—and challenge the United States. One of those men is Ivan Kharkov, ex-KGB, who built a financial empire on the rubble of the Soviet Union. Part of his profit comes from arms dealing. And he is about to deliver Russia’s most sophisticated weapons to the United States’ most dangerous enemy, unless Israeli foreign intelligence agent Gabriel Allon can stop him. Slipping across borders from Vatican City to St. Petersburg, Jerusalem to Washington, DC, Allon is playing for time—and playing by Moscow rules.

Moscow Rules

Moscow Rules
Author: Douglas Boyd
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-03-02
ISBN: 0750963549
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moscow Rules Book Excerpt:

After the guns fell silent in May 1945, the USSR resumed its clandestine warfare against the western democracies. Soviet dictator Josef Stalin installed secret police services in all the satellite countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Trained by his NKVD – a predecessor of the KGB – officers of the Polish UB, the Czech StB, the Hungarian AVO, Romania’s Securitate, Bulgaria’s KDS, Albania’s Sigurimi and the Stasi of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) spied on and ruthlessly repressed their fellow citizens on the Soviet model. When the resultant hatred exploded in uprisings – in GDR 1953, Hungary 1956 and Czechoslovakia 1968 – they were put down by brutality, bloodshed and Soviet tanks. What was at first not so obvious was that these state terror organisations were also designed for military and commercial espionage in the West, to conceal the real case officers in Moscow. Specially trained operatives undertook mokrye dyela or ‘wet jobs’, including assassination of émigrés and other anti-Soviet figures. Perhaps the most menacing were the sleepers who settled in the West, married and had children while waiting to strike against their host countries. Many of them are still among us. Here, historian and author Douglas Boyd explores for the first time the relationship between the KGB and its ghastly brood of ‘daughters’ – a true family from hell.

Summary of Antonio J Mendez Jonna Mendez s The Moscow Rules

Summary of Antonio J  Mendez   Jonna Mendez s The Moscow Rules
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-03-27T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1669372898
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Antonio J Mendez Jonna Mendez s The Moscow Rules Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The CIA had a spy named Oleg Penkovsky, who had been missing for several months. He had resurfaced to signal that the Soviets were about to start World War III. He had provided the CIA with so much classified information that thirty translators and analysts were hired to work on the material full time. #2 The American president, John F. Kennedy, was informed by the Soviet Union’s top spy, Georgi Ivanov, known as Penkovsky, of the missile placement in Cuba. This allowed Kennedy to stand up to the Soviet premier, Nikita Khrushchev, during the Cuban missile crisis. #3 The capture and killing of Oleg Penkovsky was a decisive moment in the history of the CIA as well as in the history of relations between the United States and Russia. #4 The CIA had many successes recruiting agents and spies throughout the world, but in Moscow, they had many difficulties. The city has always been an ominous destination for an intelligence officer.

Use Case Modeling

Use Case Modeling
Author: Kurt Bittner,Ian Spence
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780201709131
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Use Case Modeling Book Excerpt:

Discusses how to define and organize use cases that model the user requirements of a software application. The approach focuses on identifying all the parties who will be using the system, then writing detailed use case descriptions and structuring the use case model. An ATM example runs throughout the book. The authors work at Rational Software. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Spy s Guide

The Spy s Guide
Author: H. Keith Melton,Craig Piligian,Duane Swierczynski
Publsiher: Quirk Books
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781931686600
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spy s Guide Book Excerpt:

In today's business world, information is everything: and no one gathers it more effectively than spies. The Spy's Guide: Office Espionage brings real spying techniques into the workplace, with the same appeal as The Action Hero's Handbook. Step-by-step instructions disclose the secret methods used by the CIA, KGB and Fortune 500 companies to steal computer passwords and spy on competitors.

Managing Iterative Software Development Projects

Managing Iterative Software Development Projects
Author: Kurt Bittner,Ian Spence
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Total Pages: 670
Release: 2006-06-27
ISBN: 0132702568
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Iterative Software Development Projects Book Excerpt:

The Practical, Start-to-Finish Guide to Planning and Leading Iterative Software Projects Iterative processes have gained widespread acceptance because they help software developers reduce risk and cost, manage change, improve productivity, and deliver more effective, timely solutions. But conventional project management techniques don’t work well in iterative projects, and newer iterative management techniques have been poorly documented. Managing Iterative Software Development Projects is the solution: a relentlessly practical guide to planning, organizing, estimating, staffing, and managing any iterative project, from start to finish. Leading iterative development experts Kurt Bittner and Ian Spence introduce a proven, scalable approach that improves both agility and control at the same time, satisfying the needs of developers, managers, and the business alike. Their techniques are easy to understand, and easy to use with any iterative methodology, from Rational Unified Process to Extreme Programming to the Microsoft Solutions Framework. Whatever your role–team leader, program manager, project manager, developer, sponsor, or user representative–this book will help you Understand the key drivers of success in iterative projects Leverage “time boxing” to define project lifecycles and measure results Use Unified Process phases to facilitate controlled iterative development Master core concepts of iterative project management, including layering and evolution Create project roadmaps, including release plans Discover key patterns of risk management, estimation, organization, and iteration planning Understand what must be controlled centrally, and what you can safely delegate Transition smoothly to iterative processes Scale iterative project management from the smallest to the largest projects Align software investments with the needs of the business Whether you are interested in software development using RUP, OpenUP, or other agile processes, this book will help you reduce the anxiety and cost associated with software improvement by providing an easy, non-intrusive path toward improved results–without overwhelming you and your team.

Mabel Opal Pear and the Rules for Spying

Mabel Opal Pear and the Rules for Spying
Author: Amanda Hosch
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2017-08
ISBN: 1496540522
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mabel Opal Pear and the Rules for Spying Book Excerpt:

A young spy gets entangled in an action-filled, whodunit mystery! When Mabel's parents leave town without warning, she isn't worried. They're spies, after all. But when her beloved Aunt Gertie is arrested for leading a smuggling ring, then her obnoxious Uncle Frank and Aunt Stella show up, demanding to be let into the family's private museum . . . things begin to look fishy. Especially since Mabel hasn't heard from her parents in days. Tackling a mystery like this one is what she has been training for her whole, short life. Using her self-authored spy handbook, will Mabel be able to find her parents and unmask the real criminal before it's too late? Rife with quirky characters, zany twists, and an unflinching look at the difficulty of learning to trust, Amanda Hosch's debut is sure to capture the hearts of secret-keepers, sleuths, and everyone in between.

Moscow Rules

Moscow Rules
Author: Daniel Silva
Publsiher: Putnam Adult
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moscow Rules Book Excerpt:

Investigating the suspicious death of a journalist in Moscow, Gabriel Allon learns of the machinations of a former KGB colonel whose covert arms dealing business is part of a larger plot to challenge the global dominance of the United States.

DSDM Dynamic Systems Development Method

DSDM  Dynamic Systems Development Method
Author: Jennifer Stapleton
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 202
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780201178890
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DSDM Dynamic Systems Development Method Book Excerpt:

DSDM is about people, not tools. It is about truly understanding the needs of a business, delivering software solutions that work and delivering them as quickly and as cheaply as possible. The Dynamic Systems Development Method provides a framework of controls and best practice for Rapid Application Development. It was created by a consortium of organisations and it has been proved, since its publication in January 1995, to be extremely effective in delivering maintainable systems which match the needs of the business better than those produced using traditional lifecycles. This book, commissioned by the DSDM Consortium and written by the chairman of the Technical Committee which developed the method, explores the day-to-day realities of implementing the method. It is a practitionerIs guide, dealing with issues such as how to get people from different disciplines to work together as a team, how to gain commitment and how to manage projects within normal business constraints. In this book you will find: practical guidelines on the implementation of key elements of the method such as "timeboxes" and the MOSCOW Rules clear recommendations for the roles and responsibilities of the members of the development team advice on which type of application is most likely to benefit from the method eight lengthy case studies by well-known companies, providing a benchmark against which to assess the suitability of candidate projects numerous examples and anecdotes, enabling the reader to benefit from the authorIs experience putting the method into practice Do you want to cut the development time and increase the fitness-for-use of screen based businessapplications, by orders of magnitude? This book will enable those in organisations which develop or purchase tailored IT systems, to gain a clear understanding of the benefits of the incremental and iterative approach embodied in the DSDM. 0201178893B04062001

Spy Dust

Spy Dust
Author: Antonio Mendez,Jonna Mendez,Bruce Henderson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2003-11-07
ISBN: 0743434587
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spy Dust Book Excerpt:

From the author of the Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominated Argo, a true-life thriller set against the backdrop of the Cold War, which unveils the life of an American spy from the inside and dramatically reveals how the CIA reestablished the upper hand over the KGB in the intelligence war. From the author of the Golden Globe winner and Academy Award winner Argo... Moscow, 1988. The twilight of the Cold War. The KGB is at its most ruthless, and has now indisputably gained the upper hand over the CIA in the intelligence war. But no one knows how. Ten CIA agents and double-agents have gone missing in the last three years. They have either been executed or they are unaccounted for. At Langley, several theories circulate as to how the KGB seems suddenly to have become telepathic, predicting the CIA's every move. Some blame the defection of Edward Lee Howard three years before, and suspect that there are more high-placed moles to be unearthed. Others speculate that the KGB's surveillance successes have been heightened by the invention of an invisible electromagnetic powder that allows them to keep tabs on anyone who touches it: spy dust. CIA officers Tony Mendez and Jonna Goeser come together to head up a team of technical wizards and operational specialists, determined to solve the mystery that threatens to overshadow the Cold War's final act. Working against known and unknown hostile forces, as well as some unfriendly elements within the CIA, they devise controversial new operational methods and techniques to foil the KGB, and show the extraordinary lengths that US intelligence is willing to go to protect a source, then rescue him when his world starts to collapse. At the same time, Tony and Jonna find themselves falling deeply in love. During a fascinating odyssey that began in Indochina fifteen years before and ends in a breathtakingly daring operation in the heart of the Kremlin's Palace of Congresses, Spy Dust catapults the reader from the Hindu Kush to Hollywood, from Havana to Moscow, but cannot truly conclude until its protagonists are safely wedded in rural Maryland.

The Usability Business

The Usability Business
Author: JOANNA BAWA,Pat Dorazio,Lesley Trenner
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2001-11-12
ISBN: 9781852334840
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Usability Business Book Excerpt:

As a follow-up to the successful Politics of Usability, this book deals with the ways in which HCI experts apply their knowledge within the pressured environment of the modern organisation. Quite apart from the need to provide a good usability service with little time or money, most HCI practitioners also have to deal with the day-to-day concerns of funding, budgets, project and people management, teamwork, communication and the promotion of HCI ideas. How to achieve this and still find new ways to make modern technology more usable is the central message of this book. The text offers a unique perspective on usability by concentrating on real situations and focuses on practical, workable approaches to professional duties rather than complicated systems of rules.

Smiley s People

Smiley s People
Author: John le Carré
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2018-09-27
ISBN: 0241322537
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smiley s People Book Excerpt:

The concluding part of John le Carré's celebrated Karla Trilogy, Smiley's People sees the last confrontation between the indefatigable spymaster George Smiley and his great enemy, as their rivalry comes to a shattering end. A Soviet defector has been assassinated on English soil, and George Smiley is called back to the Circus to clear up - and cover up - the mess. But what he discovers sends him delving into the past, on a trail through Hamburg and Paris to Cold War Berlin - and a final showdown with his elusive nemesis, Karla. 'An enormously skilled and satisfying work' Newsweek 'We are all Smiley's people, a kind of secular god of intelligence' New Yorker THE SEVENTH GEORGE SMILEY NOVEL

Skyscrapers Hemlines and the Eddie Murphy Rule

Skyscrapers  Hemlines and the Eddie Murphy Rule
Author: Philip Gooden
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-09-24
ISBN: 1472915038
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Skyscrapers Hemlines and the Eddie Murphy Rule Book Excerpt:

What is the shade of difference between Sod's Law and Murphy's Law? What is the Helsinki Bus Station Theory? What part do the McNaughton Rules and the Miranda Law play in criminal justice? Plenty of books claim to tell you how to succeed in life, love or business with infallible sets of guidelines and self-help principles, but have nothing to say about the laws - often hidden ones - which really govern our lives. Skyscrapers, Hemlines and the Eddie Murphy Rule is an anthology of the many quirky, useful or entertaining rules and principles, which, if they are well known, crop up without explanation or, if confined to specialist circles, deserve to be more widely understood and appreciated. Here is a deliberately diverse scrapbook of the attempts to provide a system and an explanation, whether serious or humorous, eccentric or plain mischievous, for human activity across politics, science, sport, economics, the Internet, work, and life itself.

Information Systems Project Management

Information Systems Project Management
Author: David Avison,Gholamreza Torkzadeh
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1412957028
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Systems Project Management Book Excerpt:

Includes appications of both information technology and production-operations management with a focus on information systems to demonstrate the real environment that exists for IS projects.

Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming

Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming
Author: Viktoria Stray
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2023
ISBN: 3031081692
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming Book Excerpt:

Spymaster s Prism

Spymaster s Prism
Author: Jack Devine
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-03
ISBN: 1640124535
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spymaster s Prism Book Excerpt:

In Spymaster's Prism, the legendary former spymaster Jack Devine aims to ignite public discourse on our country's intelligence and counterintelligence posture against Russia, among other adversaries.

Privacy and Security for Cloud Computing

Privacy and Security for Cloud Computing
Author: Siani Pearson,George Yee
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2012-08-28
ISBN: 144714189X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Privacy and Security for Cloud Computing Book Excerpt:

This book analyzes the latest advances in privacy, security and risk technologies within cloud environments. With contributions from leading experts, the text presents both a solid overview of the field and novel, cutting-edge research. A Glossary is also included at the end of the book. Topics and features: considers the various forensic challenges for legal access to data in a cloud computing environment; discusses privacy impact assessments for the cloud, and examines the use of cloud audits to attenuate cloud security problems; reviews conceptual issues, basic requirements and practical suggestions for provisioning dynamically configured access control services in the cloud; proposes scoped invariants as a primitive for analyzing a cloud server for its integrity properties; investigates the applicability of existing controls for mitigating information security risks to cloud computing environments; describes risk management for cloud computing from an enterprise perspective.

Slow Horses Deluxe Edition

Slow Horses  Deluxe Edition
Author: Mick Herron
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2020-11-24
ISBN: 1641293004
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slow Horses Deluxe Edition Book Excerpt:

Welcome to the thrilling and unnervingly prescient world of the slow horses. This team of MI5 agents is united by one common bond: They've screwed up royally and will do anything to redeem themselves. This special tenth-anniversary deluxe edition of a modern classic includes a foreword by the author, discussion questions for book clubs, and an exclusive short story featuring the slow horses. London, England: Slough House is where washed-up MI5 spies go to while away what’s left of their failed careers. The “slow horses,” as they’re called, have all disgraced themselves in some way to get relegated there. Maybe they botched an Op so badly they can’t be trusted anymore. Maybe they got in the way of an ambitious colleague and had the rug yanked out from under them. Maybe they just got too dependent on the bottle—not unusual in this line of work. One thing they have in common, though, is they want to be back in the action. And most of them would do anything to get there─even if it means having to collaborate with one another. When a young man is abducted and his kidnappers threaten to broadcast his beheading live on the Internet, the slow horses see an opportunity to redeem themselves. But is the victim really who he appears to be?