I'm Writing a Book on Security
I'm writing a book on security in the highly connected Internet-of-Things world. Tentative title:
Click Here to Kill Everybody
Peril and Promise in a Hyper-Connected World
There are two underlying metaphors in the book. The first is what I have called the World-Sized Web, which is that combination of mobile, cloud, persistence, personalization, agents, cyber-physical systems, and the Internet of Things. The second is what I'm calling the "war of all against all," which is the recognition that security policy is a series of "wars" between various interests, and that any policy decision in any one of the wars affects all the others. I am not wedded to either metaphor at this point.
This is the current table of contents, with three of the chapters broken out into sub-chapters:
- The World-Sized Web
- The Coming Threats
- Privacy Threats
- Availability and Integrity Threats
- Threats from Software-Controlled Systems
- Threats from Interconnected Systems
- Threats from Automatic Algorithms
- Threats from Autonomous Systems
- Other Threats of New Technologies
- Catastrophic Risk
- The Current Wars
- The Copyright Wars
- The US/EU Data Privacy Wars
- The War for Control of the Internet
- The War of Secrecy
- The Coming Wars
- The War for Your Data
- The War Against Your Computers
- The War for Your Embedded Computers
- The Militarization of the Internet
- The Powerful vs. the Powerless
- The Rights of the Individual vs. the Rights of Society
- The State of Security
- Near-Term Solutions
- Security for an Empowered World
That will change, of course. If the past is any guide, everything will change.
Questions: Am I missing any threats? Am I missing any wars?
Current schedule is for me to finish writing this book by the end of September, and have it published at the end of April 2017. I hope to have pre-publication copies available for sale at the RSA Conference next year. As with my previous book, Norton is the publisher.
So if you notice me blogging less this summer, this is why.
Posted on April 29, 2016 at 1:02 PM • 160 Comments