Click Here To Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-Connected World (Book Review)
Seasoned technologist and security writer Schneier’s (Data and Goliath; Liars and Outliers) work springboards from the “Internet+ of Things” (IoT), or the network of physical devices including cars, electronics, machinery, that connect to one another and exchange data. For this work, the author coins the term Internet+, taken to mean “the Internet + Things + us.” By offering a broad introduction to the concept, Schneier aims to familiarize readers to topics and issues surrounding it and to draft a road map toward solutions. Such an approach is challenging; the introductory chapters address IoT concerns that more informed readers may already be aware of, whereas the later, more technical chapters are too specialized for general audiences. Readers who enjoyed Andrew Blum’s Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet will be similarly intrigued by Schneier’s close study.
VERDICT This detailed introduction to Internet+/IoT educates new readers about the domain while offering heavier content for those more familiar with network security topics.