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Book Review: We Have Root

  • James T. Dunne, CPP
  • Security Management
  • May/June 2021

By Bruce Schneier. John Wiley & Sons;; 304 pages; $19.99.

Bruce Schneier has been one of the most recognized authorities on cybersecurity for more than two decades. He has a talent for explaining the complexities of the cyber world to the layman without resorting to intimidating technical discourse. While sharing his extensive knowledge, he admits that he too continues to learn the ways of the cyber world.

A compilation of Schneier’s essays, We Have Root describes the heightened risk of cyber activity due to public policy and other timely issues, including election interference, privacy and surveillance, access to encrypted information, and leaks. Not surprisingly, the collection of separately published articles involves the frequent repetition of particular themes, which may be seen as a waste of time by some or a useful emphasis of key points by others. The single most useful piece, addressing a number of emerging potential threats, may be “Security and the Internet of Things,” which explains how some simple, everyday actions could result in death and destruction…

Book Review: Click Here to Kill Everybody

  • Coleman Wolf, CPP, CISSP
  • Security Management
  • July 2019

With the advent of Internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence, and robotics, the threat to cybersecurity has entered a new stage in which risks to privacy, integrity, and availability are further amplified, and it has grown to include risk to personal safety and other catastrophic physical world consequences. Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-Connected World explains the state of cybersecurity, the impact on trust of our technical and social systems, and recommendations for getting to a safer and more secure future…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.