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Ira Winkler's white-hat exploits and NSA background have earned him the sobriquet "the modern James Bond." But this Bond, when not breaking into global banks or uncovering Chinese spy rings, presents on computer security to many of the world's most important audiences. Ambassadors. Executives. Security pros. This book distills what he tells them. You won't find detailed coverage of cryptographic algorithms here. What you will find is an attitude and an approach to security that works.
Winkler is about first principles. What is security? How do you determine its value? What makes a security "master" (and who's just posing as one)? What's new about computer attacks, and what isn't? What should you really be afraid of, and which threats are overhyped? Not everyone loves his message. But everyone who's responsible for protecting information (not "computers," not "networks," but information) needs to hear it. Bill Camarda, from the July 2007 Read Only