Secrets and lies: digital security in a networked world

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John Wiley, 2000 - Computers - 412 pages
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Bestselling author Bruce Schneier offers his expert guidance on achieving security on a network
Internationally recognized computer security expert Bruce Schneier offers a practical, straightforward guide to achieving security throughout computer networks. Schneier uses his extensive field experience with his own clients to dispel the myths that often mislead IT managers as they try to build secure systems. This practical guide provides readers with a better understanding of why protecting information is harder in the digital world, what they need to know to protect digital information, how to assess business and corporate security needs, and much more.
* Walks the reader through the real choices they have now for digital security and how to pick and choose the right one to meet their business needs
* Explains what cryptography can and can't do in achieving digital security

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This is realy a interresting book! i"m only halfway into it and i can't stop myself from readingi !

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TITLE: "Book stradles both worlds: academia and corporate world ..." April 19, 2005
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of IT Security.
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While Bruce Schneider rehashes old ideas discussed in his other IT Sec books, this read is well organized, with lots of practical examples and quite thorough in his extensive coverage of all security measures.
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The best thing about this book is how the presentation of various IT Security measures makes the reader aware of how imporatnt security policies are and what the important aspects of security management are. This read is definitely beneficial for IT and Security managers.
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When reading this book I could not help but get annoyed with how verbose this book is. One could easily eliminate various paragraphs and still maintain the integrity of the books message.
 

Contents

DIGITAL THREATS
14
ADVERSARIES
42
SECURITY NEEDS
59
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

BRUCE SCHNEIER is CTO and cofounder of Counterpane Internet Security, Inc., the first managed security monitoring services firm. He is the bestselling author of Applied Cryptography (Wiley) and a contributor to numerous business and technical publications. Schneier is also a frequent keynote speaker at conferences, and a creator of the Blowfish and Twofish encryption algorithms.

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