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 • 9 Comments

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ChazDecember 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 SchneierDecember 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.

Joe HusbandDecember 12, 2008 8:36 AM

I can't decide whether to get my wife this book or a vacuum cleaner for Christmas.

MailmanDecember 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?

HJohnDecember 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.

ClayDecember 12, 2008 1:28 PM

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/...

Fed TechDecember 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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