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December 11, 2008
Another Schneier on Security Book Review
Another book review. Remember, you can order your signed copies here. They make great Christmas presents.
Posted on December 11, 2008 at 4:21 PM
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A mixed review, with good information in it, is a review worth reading. This one helps pinpoint the target audience for this book.
Hmm, I wonder if I could get my boss to read the book. Nah, never happen. Besides, if everyone had "security thinking", what a crazy world it would be.
It's a fair review. The book is just a collection of my essays -- anyone who reads me regularly has already read everything in it -- and suffers from the problems that any such collection will.
Wifey just ordered a copy for the library where she works. I bet I already know the prof who will check it out and keep it in his office.
Perhaps you should advertise for Hanukkah also? A book a day...
I can't decide whether to get my wife this book or a vacuum cleaner for Christmas.
"I can't decide whether to get my wife this book or a vacuum cleaner for Christmas."
You actually like to sleep on the couch, don't you?
I do want to say that its comment on "the repeated references to September 11" is a bit unfair. I don't think talking about 9/11, even repeatedly, means one is stuck in the past considering the events of that day are still being considered in todays security decisions.
Thought the book was good, and this review didn't quite do justice. I received a signed copy from the Counterpane folks a few weeks ago (thanks by the way) and have written a review on my blog from the perspective of an IT professional. I mentioned some of my disagreement with this review before publishing. Here if you're interested: http://blog.techscrawl.com/2008/12/12/...
"I do want to say that its comment on "the repeated references to September 11" is a bit unfair."
I agree. Especially since it seems any changes made to security (theatre) protocol is blamed on 9/11 still. "sorry, sir, we have to check DNA, blood, urine, and stool samples to enter the federal building where you work... 9/11 you know..."
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