Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World

Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World

by Bruce Schneier

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Overview

“Sober, lucid and often wise.” —Nature


The Internet is powerful, but it is not safe.


As “smart” devices proliferate the risks will get worse, unless we act now.

From driverless cars to smart thermostats, from autonomous stock-trading systems to drones equipped with their own behavioral algorithms, the Internet now has direct effects on the physical world. Forget data theft: cutting-edge digital attackers can now literally crash your car, pacemaker, and home security system, as well as everyone else’s.

In Click Here to Kill Everybody, best-selling author Bruce Schneier explores the risks and security implications of our new, hyper-connected era, and lays out common-sense policies that will allow us to enjoy the benefits of this omnipotent age without falling prey to the consequences of its insecurity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393357448
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/08/2019
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 192,103
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Bruce Schneier is “one of the world’s foremost security experts” (Wired), a “security guru” (Economist), and the best-selling author of thirteen books. He is a Fellow and lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Access Now, and the Tor Project.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Everything Is Becoming A Computer 1

Part I The Trends 13

1 Computers Are Still Hard To Secure 19

2 Patching Is Failing As A Security Paradigm 34

3 Knowing Who's Who On The Internet Is Getting Harder 44

4 Everyone Favors Insecurity 56

5 Risks Are Becoming Catastrophic 78

Part II The Solutions 97

6 What A Secure Internet+ Looks Like 105

7 How We Can Secure The Internet+ 120

8 Government Is Who Enables Security 144

9 How Governments Can Prioritize Defense Over Offense 160

10 Plan B: What's Likely To Happen 180

11 Where Policy Can Go Wrong 192

12 Towards A Trusted, Resilient, And Peaceful Internet+ 207

Conclusion: Bring Technology And Policy Together 217

Acknowledgments 227

Notes 231

Index 309

About The Author 321

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