Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World (Review)
Data and Goliath by Bruce Schneier is an eye-opening look into the secret operations of our country’s surveillance operations. Through his analysis of the classified information leaked by former CIA contractor, Edward Snowden, Bruce breaks down the impacts that mass surveillance is having on society. He brings immense insights into how government and societies need to rectify the power imbalance and work to restore privacy and trust. While many of Bruce’s recommendations involve broad, overarching changes to legislation, there are several principles that security professionals can adopt to do our part—such as building resilience into our systems and processes; fixing vulnerabilities; upholding trust; and not subverting products or standards.