Chaz December 11, 2008 4:56 PM

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.

Bruce Schneier December 11, 2008 7:25 PM

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.

Mark J. December 11, 2008 10:19 PM

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.

Mailman December 12, 2008 9:19 AM

“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?

HJohn December 12, 2008 9:47 AM

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.

Fed Tech December 15, 2008 11:24 AM

“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…”

sheesh. 🙂

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