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New from Dovell Bonnett

Cover of CISO CompassDovell Bonnett, who contributed the term Multi-Factor Authentication to The Language of Cybersecurity is making the PDF edition of his book, Making Passwords Secure: Fixing the weakest link in cybersecurity, available for a short time for free. To take advantage of this offer, which expires on July 12th, 2019, go to: Making Passwords Secure: Fixing the weakest link in cybersecurity.

The book is available in Kindle and print formats from Amazon.com. Here is a description:

Passwords are not the problem.

The management of passwords is the real security nightmare.

User authentication is the most ignored risk to enterprise cybersecurity. When end users are allowed to generate, know, remember, type and manage their own passwords, IT has inadvertently surrendered the job title Network Security Manager to employees – the weakest link in the cybersecurity chain.

Dovell Bonnett reveals the truth about the elephant in the room that no one wants to mention: Expensive backend security is worthless when the virtual front door has a lousy lock!

Dovell proves that making passwords secure is not only possible, passwords can actually become an effective, cost efficient and user friendly feature of robust cybersecurity. After examining how encryption keys are secured, this book introduces a new strategy called Password Authentication Infrastructure (PAI) that rivals digital certificates.

Passwords are not going away. What needs to be fixed is how passwords are managed.

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TC World Shanghai

XML Press author Ray Gallon will be speaking at TC World China in Shanghai, May 30-31, 2019.

Ray, editor of The Language of Technical Communication, will be giving a presentation titled “The Challenge of Information 4.0” and a workshop titled “Cognitive science applied to user assistance.”

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XML Press Authors at STC Summit

It’s good news/bad news at the STC Summit this year. The bad news is that after several years doing the bookstore, XML Press will not be at the Summit this year. We have enjoyed doing the bookstore, but for a variety of reasons, it’s impossible for us to do the store this year.

The good news is that many XML Press authors will be at the conference. These include:

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XML Press Authors at DITA NA

This year’s CMS/DITA North America will be held April 15-17, 2019, in Durham, North Carolina. Leigh White, author of DITA for Print, will be at the conference, as will many other leaders in the DITA world. You can get more information about the conference here.

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WritersUA West

XML Press author Robert Delwood, author of The Secret Life of Word, will be speaking at WritersUA Web, which is being held March 28-29, 2019, in Denver, Colorado.

Robert’s talk is titled “Creating Great Documentation From Good Documentation in Seven Steps.”

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Information Energy 2019

XML Press authors Rahel Anne Bailie and Ray Gallon will be speaking at Information Energy 2019 in Amsterdam, April 11-12.

Rahel, author of Content Strategy: Connecting the dots between business, brand, and benefits, will be speaking at the conference. Her talk is titled, “The Mechanics behind Info 4.0: Content Operations.”

Ray, editor of The Language […]

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The Language of Cybersecurity wins Touchstone award for excellence

The Language of Cybersecurity has received a 2018 STC Touchstone award for excellence from the Northern California Chapters of the Society for Technical Communication.

The citation for this honor highlights the usefulness of the references, the crispness of the writing, and the consistency of its format.

Congratulations to editor Tonie Flores and the 60+ industry […]

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New Book from Language of Cybersecurity Contributor

Todd Fitzgerald, who contributed the term CISO to The Language of Cybersecurity has published a new book, CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers.

CISO COMPASS includes personal, pragmatic perspectives and lessons learned from more than 75 award-winning CISOs, security leaders, professional association leaders, and cybersecurity standard setters.

The book is […]

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Outsourcing Technical Writing: A Primer

The latest book in The Content Wrangler Content Strategy Book Series, Outsourcing Technical Writing: A Primer will be generally available on October 20, 2018.

Outsourcing stirs strong emotions. Employees associate it with layoffs, reduced quality, and plummeting morale. Managers often don’t understand the potential, thinking either that it will reduce their costs by large […]