Tell Me No Secrets
Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World
By Bruce Schneier
John Wiley & Sons, 2000, $29.99
Bruce Schneier’s latest book on security is a rare achievement, as it takes a highly technical and often deadly dull topic and creates a surprisingly accessible and often fascinating read for even the least techy exec. Secrets and Lies lays out the current landscape of network security—from the challenges presented by hackers and viruses to the often ineffectual state of corporate security systems. Schneier offers enough gritty history, cautionary tales and colorful explanations to keep readers engrossed, whether they’re new to the security field or seasoned professionals. In addition, he has managed to pepper his text (especially the latter sections) with plenty of useful tips and advice that can help companies battle their way through the dangerous and often confusing task of securing their most valued assets.