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This set includes two books from security expert Bruce Schneier, Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive and Carry On: Sounds Advice from Schneier on Security. In Liars and Outliers, Schneier covers the topic of trust in society and how issues of trust are critical to solving problems as diverse as corporate responsibility, global warming, and the political system. Insightful and entertaining, the weaves together ideas from across the social and biological sciences to explain how society induces trust and how trust facilitates and stabilizes society.
Carry On features more than 140 articles by Schneier, including more than twenty unpublished articles, covering such security issues as crime and terrorism, human security, privacy and surveillance, the psychology of security, security and technology, travel and security, and more.
A two-book set from a renowned author, technologist, and security expert
Covers such current topics as the Internet as surveillance state, Chinese cyberattackes, privacy and social networking, aviation security, and more
Ideal for IT professionals, security and networking engineers, hackers, consultants, and technology vendors
Together, these two books offer deep and practical insight into a wide range of security topics for professionals in technology fields, as well as anyone interested in the larger philosophical issues of security.
Comments about oreilly Bruce Schneier on Trust Set:
The book was for me one in the line talking from various perspectives about the same topic: trust. Those others were Lencioni's "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team", Kaner's "Facilitator's guide" and some others. The topic, which is common for them is trust. Whether it is trust to a system or a colleague, it is what makes this world work. Really, as one of the examples of Mr. Schneier pictures, we don't go through scrupulous checking of every person we meet in our life. We don't run DNA-test on a plumber who came in to fix your something. We don't even ask for recommendations or CV of our grocery seller, though they give us our food and can easily poison us. Instead we somehow manage to trust those, usually total strangers. Just imagine what the world it would be if we had to do all that! That's what the book is, shortly about: how this trust appeared, how it works, why it doesn't disappear or why not everyone abuses it. Since «in general, we're collectively better off if society limits individual behavior, and we'd each be better off if those limits didn't apply to us individually» why not everuone defects? And considering the phrase «If all men were angel, just think of the savings!» why not all of us are angels? ;) Well, according to the author, our entire system of commerce hinges on trust. And actually, our entire everything. So, society created through a mechanisms similar to evolutionary some instruments to balance between the world with everyone compliant and world where everyone does their best to steal or kill. Society develops pressures which are to increase defection cost and those who don't want to be compliant develop means to lower costs for them. So, if you'd like to have another insight on how our society works: welcome, Mr. Schneier will tell you ;)
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend