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Has Your Toaster Got Cyber-Security? It May Soon Need It

Policy-makers must get to grips with "the internet of things." I'm recommending this book to them

  • Jamie Bartlett
  • Catholic Herald
  • November 29, 2018

Oh no! Another book with a terrifying, it’s-the-end-of-the-world title. They’re in vogue at the moment. Sadly, for us mere mortals, Click Here to Kill Everybody is by Bruce Schneier, who is one of the world’s top cyber-security experts, and not someone given to exaggeration.

Click Here‘s central point is that everything is turning into a computer. For reasons I cannot fathom, society is presently engaged in a craze of connecting everything to everything else. Most of us think of the internet as something you access on your phone or PC—but your pacemaker, home heating system, baby monitor, car and fridge are all going online too…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.