Schneier on Security (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 16, 2009 - Computers - 336 pages
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Presenting invaluable advice from the world's most famous computer security expert, this intensely readable collection features some of the most insightful and informative coverage of the strengths and weaknesses of computer security and the price people pay -- figuratively and literally -- when security fails. Discussing the issues surrounding things such as airplanes, passports, voting machines, ID cards, cameras, passwords, Internet banking, sporting events, computers, and castles, this book is a must-read for anyone who values security at any level -- business, technical, or personal.

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User Review  - Angelo - Goodreads

While I love Bruce Schneier's writing, it it really tough to plod through all of this material in a single book. If only there were an indexed, searchable, digital way to expose this material. It would form a web of articles, all in a single site; how about calling it a "website?" Read full review

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User Review  - Fredrik Walløe - Goodreads

There are interesting nuggets here, but the book is nothing more than a collection of his writing. For long time readers there'll be repetition and some of the content is somewhat less relevant years after it first came out. Worth a read though. Read full review


Title Page
The Security Threatof Unchecked Presidential Power
Sensitive Security Information SSI
Airport Passenger Screening
Privacyand Surveillance
Election Security
Securityand Disasters
Economics of Security
Psychology of Security
The Feelingand Reality of Security
The Security Mindset
Mitigating Identity Theft
Bot Networks
Counterattack Cyberwar

Liability and Security

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About the author (2009)

Bruce Schneier has been called the security industry's equivalent of a rock star. An internationally renowned security technologist, he is best known as a refreshingly candid and lucid security critic and commentator. The bestselling author of eight books, including Applied Cryptography and Secrets and Lies, both published by Wiley, and Beyond Fear, published by Springer-Verlag, he has written articles and commentary that have appeared in numerous prominent publications and has testified before Congress on security issues. Schneier maintains the extremely popular "Schneier on Security" blog (

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