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Schneier on security
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Indianapolis, IN : Wiley, 2008
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viii, 328 p. ; 24 cm.


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30000010191584 QA76.9.A25 S336 2008 Open Access Book Book

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Presenting invaluable advice from the world?s most famous computer security expert, this intensely readable collection features some of the most insightful and informative coverage of the strengths and weaknesses of computer security and the price people pay -- figuratively and literally -- when security fails. Discussing the issues surrounding things such as airplanes, passports, voting machines, ID cards, cameras, passwords, Internet banking, sporting events, computers, and castles, this book is a must-read for anyone who values security at any level -- business, technical, or personal.

Author Notes

Bruce Schneier is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School and the CTO of Resilient Systems, Inc. He is a security expert and author of numerous books including Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World, Carry On: Sound Advice from Schneier on Security, and Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Capture Your Data and Control Your World.

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Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
1 Terrorism and Securityp. 1
2 National Security Policyp. 25
3 Airline Travelp. 49
4 Privacy and Surveillancep. 61
5 ID Cards and Securityp. 97
6 Election Securityp. 111
7 Security and Disastersp. 131
8 Economics of Securityp. 145
9 Psychology of Securityp. 169
10 Business of Securityp. 189
11 Cybercrime and Cyberwarp. 205
12 Computer and Information Securityp. 227
A Referencesp. 267
Indexp. 315