Carry on: Sound Advice from Schneier on Security
ISBN: 1118790812
EAN13: 9781118790816
Language: English
Publication Date: December 16, 2013
Pages: 356
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview
Up-to-the-minute observations from a world-famous security expert Bruce Schneier is known worldwide as the foremost authority and commentator on every security issue from cyber-terrorism to airport surveillance. This groundbreaking book features more than 160 commentaries on recent events including the Boston Marathon bombing, the NSA's ubiquitous surveillance programs, Chinese cyber-attacks, the privacy of cloud computing, and how to hack the Papal election. Timely as an Internet news report and always insightful, Schneier explains, debunks, and draws lessons from current events that are valuable for security experts and ordinary citizens alike. Bruce Schneier's worldwide reputation as a security guru has earned him more than 250,000 loyal blog and newsletter readers This anthology offers Schneier's observations on some of the most timely security issues of our day, including the Boston Marathon bombing, the NSA's Internet surveillance, ongoing aviation security issues, and Chinese cyber-attacks It features the author's unique take on issues involving crime, terrorism, spying, privacy, voting, security policy and law, travel security, the psychology and economics of security, and much more Previous Schneier books have sold over 500,000 copies Carry On: Sound Advice from Schneier on Security is packed with information and ideas that are of interest to anyone living in today's insecure world.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover A primer in practical computer security aimed at those shopping, communicating, or doing business online -- almost everyone, in other words. -- The Economist A rich, insightfully fresh take on what security really means! -- David Ropeik , author of How Risky Is It, Really? The closest the security industry has to a rock star. -- The Register What you think you know about security is probably all wrong We seem to be more security-conscious now than at any time in our history, yet the headlines scream of bombings, mass shootings, Chinese cyberattacks, and the NSA perusing your e-mail. What's wrong here? Widely acclaimed as the quintessential security expert, Bruce Schneier might also be seen as the conscience of the security industry. The bestselling author of Secrets and Lies and Liars and Outliers has been sounding the alarm for years. This collection of more than 155 of Schneier's most thought-provoking essays provides an unvarnished look at what's not working, what can work, and why we need to get busy. It's time we listened.
From the front Cover For years, security sage Bruce Schneier has been warning us about the true security risks in our wired-up world, and revealing the illusions we construct to convince ourselves -- wrongly -- that we are safe. He unmasked the smoke and mirrors behind airport security checks that make us feel safer without actually making us safer...why the FBI's wiretapping plan is in fact a boon to the bad the trust essential to a functioning society has been replaced with security measures that merely alter the level of risk. Now, in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing and chemical attacks in Syria, Schneier presents this anthology of more than 155 of his most insightful essays. Here you will find thought-provoking assessments of security and technology; the psychological, human, business, and economic aspects of security; privacy and surveillance; crime, terrorism, spying, and war; liberty and law; and much, much more. You'll discover Why our computer security is a feudal system How science fiction writers can affect homeland security Why profiling actually makes us less safe The myth of the transparent society Google's and Facebook's privacy illusion Why the FBI and CIA failed to connect the dots on the Boston Marathon bombers The story behind the Stuxnet virus Who should really be in charge of cybersecurity How the US enabled the Chinese hacking of Google Why scanners and sensors are the wrong way to secure the subway system Embark on this fascinating, unsettling journey into the real world of 21st-century security. And pay attention. Our future is at stake.