Free and Commercial Wireframe and Mockup Applications

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If you work in a small team, you may find it useful to involve the whole team in this process. If you’re designing the app for a client, their inclusion may help to communicate and improve design decisions. A wireframe is a visual illustration of one Web page. It is meant to show all of the items that are included on a particular page, without defining the look and feel (or graphic design). It’s simply meant to illustrate the features, content and links that need to appear on a page so that your design team can mock up a visual interface and your programmers understand the page features and how they are supposed to work. Pencil Project for Firefox The popular and fairly powerful Pencil Project is a free and opensource Firefox addon tool for making diagrams and GUI prototyping with a multitude of features. With its built-in stencils for diagramming and prototyping, the option for multi-page documents with background pages, its on-screen text editing with rich-text support and with its new cababiltity of exporting to HTML, PNG or Openoffice formats, makes this addon essential for any developer or designer. [snap url="http://pencil.evolus.vn/en-US/Home.aspx" alt="Pencil Project" w="600" h="300"] Mockingbird Mockingbird is an …

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Wallpaper Gallery One

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Wallpaper (also desktop picture and desktop background) is an image used as a background of a graphical user interface on a computer screen or mobile communications device. On a computer it is usually for the desktop, while for a mobile phone it is usually the background for the ‘home’ or ‘idle’ screen. Though most devices comes with a default picture, the user can usually change it to a file of their choosing. Each month I will post some of my favorite wallpapers for others to enjoy. [mudslide:picasa,0,steven.swafford,5583379065751356913]

Free Web Security Books, Whitepapers, and Reports

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The Shortcut Guide to Business Security Measures Using SSL This guide examines current information security threats to business and describes techniques for developing a security management strategy that leverages established best practices. Designed for IT professionals and business managers, this guide provides an overview of security threats, their impact on businesses, and, perhaps most importantly, practices and technologies for controlling security risks. The first chapter begins with a discussion of cybercrime and the business resources targeted by increasingly sophisticated and organized attackers. The second chapter moves to examine how common weaknesses in business processes, such as insufficient use of SSL, leave organizations vulnerable to data breaches and compromised systems. The final two chapters address how to create a high impact security strategy and implement best practices, including multiple uses of SSL technologies, to protect your business. Request Now A Prescription for Privacy: What You Need To Know About Security Requirements for Electronic Health Records Learn the measures that organizations need to start taking right now to prepare for the upcoming changes in the healthcare industry. As organizations implement EHRs–or as they ramp up their existing systems to make them more robust–concerns about patient privacy will move to the forefront. This …

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Secure Development Series: Input Validation

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Many websites today collect data from the user community which includes but not limited to an email address, address, or even a phone number. The single golden rule everyone must follow is never trust the data input. In order to mitigate the risk to ensure that the data received and processed by your application is acceptable you must first define what data your application should accept, what its syntax should be and the minimum and maximum lengths. This information will allow you to define a set of “acceptable” values for every entry data point that is captured. Foundation of Security Authentication: Addresses the question: who are you? It is the process of uniquely identifying the clients of your applications and services. Authorization: Addresses the question: what can you do? It is the process that governs the resources and operations that the authenticated client is permitted to access. Auditing:Effective auditing and logging is the key to non-repudiation. Non-repudiation guarantees that a user cannot deny performing an operation or initiating a transaction. Confidentiality: Referred to as privacy, is the process of making sure that data remains private and confidential, and that it cannot be viewed by unauthorized users or eavesdroppers who monitor the flow of traffic across a network. …

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Financial Industry Modern Day Privacy Policies

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Financial Privacy & Electronic Commerce: Who’s In My Business, this is the question. The financial industry whether banking, investments, or credit card services face an ever changing landscape when it comes to privacy and if they are to safeguard themselves and their consumers a proper plan must be implemented. There are a number of challenges surrounding privacy in terms of data protection, consumer confidence, supplier partnerships, and of course laws and regulations. The financial industry is particularly at risk because of the nature of business as well as the utter amount of transactions and the sizable customer base. Not only does the Internet pose what is likely the single largest risk in the realm of privacy but also traditional communications must accurately address privacy. To set the stage of what privacy exemplifies the Webster dictionary defines privacy as the quality or state of being apart from company or observation. Now that the definition of privacy is clear, the financial industry must account for laws and regulations in order to both safeguard themselves and their customers. To address privacy it is imperative to establish a policy, which outlines the steps of how a bank manages and shares personal information. Many banks …

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