"A primer in practical computer security aimed at those shopping,communicating, or doing business online almost everyone, inother words."
Viruses. Identity theft. Corporate espionage. National secretscompromised. Can anyone promise security in our digital world?
The man who introduced cryptography to the boardroom says no.But in this fascinating read, he shows us how to come closer bydeveloping security measures in terms of context, tools, andstrategy. Security is a process, not a product one thatsystem administrators and corporate executives alike mustunderstand to survive.
"This book is of value to anyone whose business depends on safeuse of e-mail, the Web, or other networked communications. Ifthats not yet everybody, it soon will be."
Stephen H. Wildstrom, BusinessWeek
"Its not often that a truly outstanding book is writtenfor both technical users and management. Fortunately, Secrets andLies pulls off this feat rather well."
Dustin Puryear, Linux.com
"Schneier . . . peppers the book with lively anecdotes andaphorisms, making it unusually accessible."
Los Angeles Times
“…The security technologies available are described ina user-friendly way without going into depth...” (ComputerBulletin
, January 2005)
“…peppered with lively anecdotes and aphorisms,making it a really accessible read...” (The ISSGMagazine, Autumn, 2004)
“…fascinating read…peppered with livelyanecdotes…” (The ISSG Magazine, October2004)
"...make yourself better informed. Read this book." (CVu, TheJournal of the ACCU, Vol 16(3), June 2004)