Schneier on Security

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"Bruce Schneier, arguably the world's foremost authority on computer security, has explored security issues ranging from protecting your password to illegal wiretapping. This collection of Schneier's best op-ed pieces, columns, and blog posts goes beyond technology, offering his insight into everything from the risk of identity theft (vastly overrated) to the long-range security threat of unchecked presidential power and the surprisingly simple way to tamper-proof elections." In this ruthless, comprehensive, and thought-provoking analysis,
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Overview

"Bruce Schneier, arguably the world's foremost authority on computer security, has explored security issues ranging from protecting your password to illegal wiretapping. This collection of Schneier's best op-ed pieces, columns, and blog posts goes beyond technology, offering his insight into everything from the risk of identity theft (vastly overrated) to the long-range security threat of unchecked presidential power and the surprisingly simple way to tamper-proof elections." In this ruthless, comprehensive, and thought-provoking analysis, Schneier shows us what we should be worrying about and how to get our national fingers off the panic button.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470395356
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/29/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 590,373
  • 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, Secrets and Lies, and Beyond Fear, 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 1

2 National Security Policy 25

3 Airline Travel 49

4 Privacy and Surveillance 61

5 ID Cards and Security 97

6 Election Security 111

7 Security and Disasters 131

8 Economics of Security 145

9 Psychology of Security 169

10 Business of Security 189

11 Cybercrime and Cyberwar 205

12 Computer and Information Security 227

A References 267

Index 315

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