Schneier on Security

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Overview

"One of the world's foremost security experts."
— Wired

"A security guru."
— The Economist

"Security sage and notorious cynic."
— CNET

Are you really safer than before 9/11?

We've sacrificed our privacy, convenience, and sometimes even our dignity to feel safer. But has it bought us security, or merely an illusion?

Bruce Schneier, world-renowned security technologist, recognizes that the ultimate security risk is people. In this compendium of ...

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Overview

"One of the world's foremost security experts."
— Wired

"A security guru."
— The Economist

"Security sage and notorious cynic."
— CNET

Are you really safer than before 9/11?

We've sacrificed our privacy, convenience, and sometimes even our dignity to feel safer. But has it bought us security, or merely an illusion?

Bruce Schneier, world-renowned security technologist, recognizes that the ultimate security risk is people. In this compendium of articles and blog postings, the bestselling author of Secrets and Lies explains why many security practices are in fact security risks, and how we can truly become safer — not only online, but also on airplanes, at work, at school, and in our daily lives. In a world grown increasingly paranoid, Schneier makes a compelling case for common sense.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470395356
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/29/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 680,815
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

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 (www.schneier.com/blog).

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Table of Contents

1. Terrorism and Security.

2. National Security Policy.

3. Airline Travel.

4. Privacy and Surveillance.

5. ID Cards and Security.

6. Election Security.

7. Security and Disasters.

8. Economics of Security.

9. Business of Security.

10. Cybercrime and Cyberwar.

11. Computer and Information Security.

References.

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