Matthew Bamberg | 05/06/18 | Technology

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Matt Bamberg was born in Miami, Florida. After graduating Coral Gables High School, Bamberg attended Miami Dade College and Florida State University. During that time he worked as a meteorologist. In 1980 he moved to California to attend San Francisco State University and became a public school teacher. After teaching for 14 years, Bamberg went back to school get a masters degree. He studied art and technology education.

In the late 1990s, Bamberg moved to Palm Springs to become a writer and university professor. His writing career began with a series of articles for the alternative paper, the “Desert Post Weekly.” His writing focuses on popular culture: essays about topics from the Santa Cruz, California surf culture to the mid-century modern architecture revival around the world. Curious by light striking his lens (direct and bold or soft and willowy) and the sounds (especially of the shutter opening and closing), he struck a relationship first with film and then, like so many, with the digital camera’s sensor.

Bamberg has authored a number of photography books, including his latest, “New Image Frontiers–Defining the Future of Photography.” Aside from writing about f-stops, shutter speeds, and the fabulous job the digital camera manufacturers have done that permit photographers to take almost noiseless pictures in the dark at high ISO speeds, Matt teaches education courses at National University and writing courses at the University of Phoenix.

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Peter H. Gregory | 05/06/18 | Technology

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In his thirty year IT career, Peter H. Gregory has worn every hat and coat in the IT closet. Early in his career, he learned that he had a knack for teaching others how to use and program computers. Soon he was writing user manuals and doing stand-up teaching.

In the 1990s he was introduced to executives at Prentice Hall. Soon after, he developed an opportunity to write his first book, Solaris Security, which was published in 2000 in English, Chinese, and Japanese. Since that time he has written 22 more titles for Prentice-Hall, Financial Times, John Wiley, McGraw Hill, and Cengage Course Technology.

Peter is the information systems security officer (ISSO) for a financial services firm in the Seattle area. He is on the advisory board and the lead instructor in the University of Washington certificate in Information Systems Security, and also on the advisory board for the UW certificate in Information Security and Risk Management. He also serves on the board of directors for the Seattle chapter of InfraGard, a member of the Cloud Security Alliance certification board, and a founding member of the Pacific CISO Forum. Peter regularly speaks at industry conferences including SecureWorld Expo, Washington Technology Industry Association, West Coast Security Forum, and RSA. He has been featured in Computerworld, Software Magazine, Information Security Magazine, SC Magazine, CIO Magazine, IBM Forward View, Tech Republic, Dark Reading, Forbes, and BusinessWeek. In 2006 he was an expert witness in the successful federal prosecution of a cyber criminal.

He holds several prestigious industry certifications including CISSP, CISA, CRISC, DRCE, and CCSK.



Partial list of published books:

  1. Solaris Security, Prentice-Hall, 1999
  2. Solaris Security (Japanese Language Edition), Prentice-Hall, 1999
  3. Solaris Security (Chinese Language Edition), Prentice-Hall, 1999
  4. Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 8 Study Guide, Prentice-Hall, 2001
  5. Enterprise Information Security, Financial Times Management, 2003
  6. Enterprise Information Security (Romanian Language Edition), Financial Times Management, 2003
  7. CISSP for Dummies, John Wiley & Sons, 2003 (co-author)
  8. Security+ Certification for Dummies, John Wiley & Sons, 2003 (co-author)
  9. Computer Viruses for Dummies, John Wiley & Sons, 2004
  10. Blocking Spam and Spyware for Dummies, John Wiley & Sons, 2005 (co-author)
  11. VoIP Security for Dummies, Avaya Limited Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2006
  12. SIP Communications for Dummies, Avaya Limited Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2006
  13. Converged Network Security for Dummies, Avaya Limited Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2007
  14. IP Multimedia Subsystems for Dummies, Radisys Limited Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2007
  15. Midsized Communications Solutions for Dummies, Avaya Limited Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2007
  16. Comunicaciones para Medianas Empresas para Dummies, Edicion Limitada de Avaya, John Wiley & Sons, 2007
  17. Unified Communications for Dummies, Avaya Limited Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2007
  18. Comunicações Unificadas, Edicao Espeçial da Avaya, John Wiley & Sons, 2007
  19. Securing the Vista Environment, O’Reilly Media, 2007
  20. CISSP for Dummies, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2007 (co-author)
  21. IT Disaster Recovery Planning for Dummies, John Wiley & Sons, 2007
  22. Biometrics for Dummies, John Wiley & Sons, 2008 (co-author)
  23. Data Backup for Dummies, EVault Special Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2008
  24. SIP Communications For Dummies, Avaya 2nd Custom Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2009 (co-author)
  25. CISSP Guide to Security Essentials, Thomson Course Technology, 2009
  26. CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor All-in-One Exam Guide, McGraw-Hill Osborne Media, 2009
  27. CISSP for Dummies, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2009 (co-author)

Peter Gregory, CISA, CISSP, CRISC, DRCE, CCSK | Security and Risk Manager, Author, Instructor
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Mark Merkow | 05/06/18 | Technology

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Mark Merkow works at PayPal Inc. (an eBay company) in Scottsdale Arizona as Manager of Security Consulting and IT Security Strategy in the Information Risk Management area. Mark has over 35 years of experience in Information Technology from a variety of roles, including Applications Development, Systems Analysis and Design, Security Engineer, and Security Manager. He holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certificate from ISC2, the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certificate from ISACA, and the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) certificate from ISC2. Mark holds a Masters in Decision and Info Systems from ASU, a Masters of Education in Distance Learning from ASU, and an BS degree in Computer Info Systems from ASU. In addition to his day job, Mark engages in a number of other extra-curricular activities like consulting, course development, online course delivery, writing E-business columns, and writing books on Information Technology and Information Security.

Mark’s Web site:

His published professional writing includes 9 books:

  1. Breaking Through Technical Jargon, 1990, Van Nostrand Reinhold
  2. Building SET Applications For Secure Transactions, 1998, Wiley Computer Publishing
  3. Thin Clients Clearly Explained, 1999, Morgan-Kaufmann
  4. Virtual Private Networks For Dummies, 1999, IDG Books International
  5. Complete Guide To Internet Security, 2000, AMACOM Books
  6. The ePrivacy Imperative, 2001, AMACOM Books
  7. Computer Security Assurance Using the Common Criteria, 2004, Delmar Learning – Thomson Publishing
  8. Information Security: Principles and Practices, 2005, Prentice-Hall Pearson Education
  9. Secure and Resilient Software Development, 2010, Auerbach Publications

Mark also served as contributing editor on the following publications:

  1. Hack-proofing Your E-commerce Site, 2001, Syngress Press
  2. The Internet Encyclopedia, 2003, Wiley Computer Press
  3. Internet Security Handbook, 2006, Wiley Computer Press
  4. Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security, 2008, Wiley-Interscience

Ernest Adams | 05/06/18 | Technology

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Ernest W. Adams is a freelance game designer, writer, and teacher, working with the International Hobo Design Group. He has been in the video game industry since 1989, and is the author of four books, including the university-level textbook Fundamentals of Game Design, Second Edition. Ernest was most recently employed as a lead designer at Bullfrog Productions on the Dungeon Keeper series, and for several years before that was the audio/video producer on the Madden NFL Football line for Electronic Arts. He has developed online, computer, and console games for machines from the IBM 360 mainframe to the Nintendo Wii. Ernest is also the founder and first chairman of the International Game Developers’ Association and a popular speaker at conferences and arts festivals around the world.


Books managed by Waterside:

  1. Andrew Rollings and Ernest Adams on Game Design, New Riders Games, 2003
  2. Break into the Game Industry: How to Get a Job Making Video Games, Osborne/McGraw-Hill, 2003
  3. Fundamentals of Game Design, Prentice Hall, 2006
  4. Fundamentals of Game Design, Second Edition, New Riders, 2009

David Karlins | 05/06/18 | Technology

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David Karlins has written or co-authored more than 40 books on web design, graphic design, digital photography, and digital video, along with creating dozens of videos and online tutorials. David’s articles have appeared in publications ranging from Macworld to Business Week, and his clients have ranged from the Association of Alternative Media to the Himlayan Fair to commercial realtors and online commercial distributors.


David Karlins recent books include:

  1. Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques
  2. Adobe Illustrator CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques
  3. Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques
  4. Enhancing a Dreamweaver CS3 Web Site with Flash Video: Visual QuickProject
  5. Total Digital Photography: The Shoot to Print Workflow Handbook by Serge Timacheff and David Karlins
  6. Adobe Illustrator CS3 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques
  7. Digital Sports Photography : Take Winning Shots Every Time by Serge Timacheff and David Karlins
  8. Adobe Illustrator CS2 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques
  9. Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques
  10. Build Your Own Web Site
  11. PC Magazine Guide to Printing Great Digital Photos
  12. Complete Idiot’s Guide to Macromedia Flash 5
  13. MCSD: Designing and Implementing Web Sites Using Microsoft FrontPage 98
  14. Using Applixware for Linux
  15. Sams Teach Yourself CorelDRAW 9 in 24 Hours by David Karlins and Paul Mikulecky
  16. FrontPage 2002 Bible by David Elderbrock and David Karlins

John R. Levine | 05/06/18 | Technology

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John R. Levine writes, speaks, and consults on the Internet, electronic mail, cybersecurity, and related topics.

He speaks to many trade, policy, and general groups. He’s testified at the Federal Trade Commission Spam Forum on the mechanics of spam, to the Senate Commerce Committee on spyware, and is part of the Industry Canada Task Force on Spam.



James Foxall | 05/06/18 | Technology

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James Foxall, President of Tigerpaw Software, has been involved in commercial software development for over 20 years and was instrumental in the development and creation of Tigerpaw’s award winning product: Tigerpaw, serving over 28,000 users in 28 countries. In the 20+ years since joining his family’s company full time, James has helped transform Tigerpaw Software from a small “garage” business to one that employs more than 44 people and produces business automation software servicing the IT/Networking, Telecommunications, and Systems Integrator industries. In his current role, James provides the vision and management to keep Tigerpaw focused on its customers and properly serving its markets.

James has a BS degree in Management of Information Systems and a Masters in Business Administration. James has written 14 books on technology which have been published in over a dozen languages around the world. He is considered an authority on application interface and behavior standards of Windows applications and serves the business community as an international speaker on Microsoft technologies and best practices for automating business processes in the SMB environment.

Book List:

  1. Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 2010 in 24 Hours
  2. Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 2008 in 24 Hours
  3. Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# 2008 in 24 Hours
  4. Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 2005 in 24 Hours
  5. Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# 2005 in 24 Hours
  6. Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic .NET 2003 in 24 Hours
  7. Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# 2003 in 24 Hours
  8. Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic .NET in 24 Hours
  9. Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# in 24 Hours
  10. MCSD in a Nutshell: The Visual Basic Exams
  11. Access 97 Secrets
  12. Microsoft Access 97 Bible
  13. Access for Windows 95 Secrets
  14. Discover Visual Basic 5

Joe Hutsko | 05/0618 | Technology

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Joe Hutsko worked as a Technology Advisor to former Apple Chairman John Sculley from 1984 to 1988, and has been writing about technology products and subjects ever since. His articles about computers, gadgets, and high-tech entertainment have appeared in The New York Times, Fortune, Macworld, TV Guide,, Engadget, Time and Newsweek.

  1. Joe’s books include
  2. Macs For Dummies All-in-One 2nd Edition
  3. Green Gadgets For Dummies
  4. Flip Video For Dummies (with Drew Davidson)
  5. My Palm Pre (with Craig Johnston)
  6. The Deal: A novel of Silicon Valley

Joe’s website is and Joe’s name on Twitter is joehutsko

Peter Denning | 05/06/18 | Technology

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Peter Denning is a Distinguished Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He chairs the Computer Science Department and directs the Cebrowski Institute, an interdisciplinary research center for innovation and information superiority. He held previous faculty positions at Princeton, Purdue, and George Mason, and he was founding director for the computer science research institute RIACS at NASA Ames.

In his early career he was a pioneer in virtual memory and in the development of principles for operating systems. He made substantial contributions to performance evaluation when that industry was getting launched. He co-founded CSNET, the computer science network of NSF, and shared in the 2009 Internet Society Postel Award for the achievement; CSNET was the first community network bridge from the original ARPANET to the modern Internet.

He has been an active leader since 1967 in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the leading professional society for computing. He was president in 1980-82. He was also vice president, chair of three boards, and editor of the monthly magazine. He led the ACM Digital Library project that made ACM the first professional society with its entire literature on-line.

He has been a prolific author, publishing over 340 articles in computer science and 8 books. His books include The Invisible Future (McGraw, 2001) and Beyond Calculation (Copernicus, 1997).

He holds twenty-six awards, including three honorary degrees, three professional society fellowships, six technical achievements, two best-papers, three distinguished service awards, a hall of fame award, and several outstanding educator awards.


List of Book Titles

  1. Operating Systems Theory (E. G. Coffman, Jr. and Peter J. Denning), Prentice-Hall (1973).
  2. Machines, Languages, and Computation (Peter J. Denning, Jack Dennis, and Joe Qualitz), Prentice-Hall (1978).
  3. Computers Under Attack: Intruders, Worms, and Viruses (Peter J. Denning, ed.) ACM Press and Addison-Wesley (1990). Includes an essay by the editor.
  4. Beyond Calculation: The Next 50 Years of Computing (Peter J. Denning and Robert M. Metcalfe, eds.). Copernicus Books. 1997. (A collection of essays by the leaders of computing including one from the first editor.)
  5. Internet Besieged (Dorothy E. Denning and Peter J. Denning, eds.) Addison-Wesley and ACM Press Books (1997). (A new collection of essays about vulnerabilities of computers and telecommunications, including essays by the editors.)
  6. Talking Back to the Machine (Peter J. Denning, ed.). Copernicus Books (1999). An edited collection of essays from speakers at ACM97 conference.
  7. The Invisible Future: The Seamless Integration of Technology in Everyday Life. (Peter J. Denning, ed.). McGraw-Hill (2001). A collection of essays from the ACM 2001 conference, including an essay by the editor.
  8. The Art of Operating Systems. Simple, elegant models of operating system components tame the complexities of operating systems. Slide version online at . 2002.
  9. The Innovator’s Way: Essential Practices for Successful Innovation (With Robert Dunham). MIT Press (2010). Defines innovation as adoption of new practice in a community. Focuses on the personal foundational practices to be successful at generating innovation.

Allen taylor | 04/04/2018 | Technology

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Allen G. Taylor is a 30-year veteran of the computer industry and the author of 27 books, including SQL For Dummies, Seventh Edition, Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies, SQL All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, and Database Development For Dummies. He lectures internationally on astronomy, history, database, innovation, and entrepreneurship. He also teaches database development and Crystal Reports through a leading online education program, offered at over 2,000 colleges and universities. For the latest news on Allen’s activities, check out www.DatabaseCentral.Info. Allen’s blog, The Zetetic Forum, can be found at You can contact Allen at [email protected].


SQL For Dummies, Seventh Edition, John Wiley, February 2010
Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies, John Wiley, June 2008
SQL All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, John Wiley, July 2007
Introduction to Database Management, (coauthor), John Wiley, March 2007
SQL For Dummies, Sixth Edition, John Wiley, August 2006
Crystal Reports 10 For Dummies, John Wiley, July 2004
SQL for Dummies, Fifth Edition, John Wiley, 2003
Access Power Programming with VBA, (with V. Andersen), John Wiley, 2003
Crystal Reports 9 For Dummies, John Wiley, 2002
SQL Weekend Crash Course, Hungry Minds, 2001
SQL For Dummies, Fourth Edition, Hungry Minds, 2001
Database Development For Dummies, IDG Books, 2000
SQL For Dummies, Third Edition, IDG Books, 1998
SQL For Dummies, Second Edition, IDG Books, 1997
File Formats (CD-ROM Edition), Miller Freeman, 1996
SQL For Dummies, IDG Books, 1995
dBASE for Windows Solutions, John Wiley, 1994
Voodoo OS/2, Ventana Press, 1993
Using Windows NT, (Contributing Author), Simon & Schuster 1993
Teach Yourself Paradox 4.0, Henry Holt/MIS Press, 1992
ObjectVision 2.0 Developer’s Guide, Bantam/Random House, 1992
Teach Yourself Paradox, MIS Press, 1991
The Unix Guide for DOS Users, MIS Press, 1990
Introduction to dBASE IV, Compute! Publications, 1989
R:BASE User’s Guide, Que Corporation, 1988
Guide to OS/2, Scott Foresman & Company, 1988
R:BASE System V User’s Guide, Que Corporation, 1987
Using Hard Disks with PCs, Prentice-Hall, 1986
R:base 5000 User’s Guide, Que Corporation, 1986