Secrets and Lies

Secrets and Lies : Digital Security in a Networked World

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Praise for Sectrets and Lies "This is a business issue, not a technical one, and executives can no longer leave such decisions to techies. That's why Secrets and Lies belongs in every manager's library." Business Week "Clear and passionate, this is the definitive book on Internet security from the leading thinker on the subject." The Industry Standard "Startlingly lively...a jewel box of little surprises you can actually use." Fortune "Secrets is a comprehensive, well-written work on a topic few business leaders can afford to neglect." Business 2.0 "Instead of talking algorithms to geeky programmers, [Schneier] offers a primer in practical computer security aimed at those shopping, communicating or doing business online almost everyone, in other words." The Economist "Schneier peppers the book with lively anecdotes and aphorisms, making it unusually accessible." Los Angeles Times
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Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 38.1mm | 703.06g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0471253111
  • 9780471253112

Table of contents

THE LANDSCAPE. Digital Threats. Attacks. Adversaries. Security Needs. TECHNOLOGIES. Cryptography. Cryptography in Context. Computer Security. Identification and Authentication. Networked-Computer Security. Network Security. Network Defenses. Software Reliability. Secure Hardware. Certificates and Credentials. Security Tricks. The Human Factor. STRATEGIES. Vulnerabilities and the Vulnerability Landscape. Threat Modeling and Risk Assessment. Security Policies and Countermeasures. Attack Trees. Product Testing and Verification. The Future of Products. Security Processes. Conclusion. Afterword. Resources. Index.
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About Bruce Schneier

BRUCE SCHNEIER is CTO and cofounder of Counterpane Internet Security, Inc., the first managed security monitoring services firm. He is the bestselling author of Applied Cryptography (Wiley) and a contributor to numerous business and technical publications. Schneier is also a frequent keynote speaker at conferences, and a creator of the Blowfish and Twofish encryption algorithms.
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Stephen Manes writes, "...Bruce Schneier minces no words in describing the many ways computer systems can be compromised". (Forbes) "...this book isn't just for techies. Schneier peppers the book with lively anecdotes and aphorisms, making it unusually accessible." (LA Times) "Schneier's book is an excellent read... He understands the issues and the issues behind the issues." (Bill Machrone) "Secrets and Lies should begin to dispel the fog of deception and special pleading around security, and it's fun.." (New Scientist, 2nd September 2000) "Bruce Schneier's book is a common-sense, practical guide..."(Computing, 22nd March 2001) "As a thoughtful read, prior to planning or reviewing your business's security strategy, you could not do better..." (Unixnt, February 2001) "...worth a read..." (The Journal, November 2000) "...essential reading for security practitioners..." (Computer Bulletin - Book of the Month, January 2001) "...provides a timely debunking of myths...an invaluable reference point" (Computer Business Review, November 2000) "not only is it entertaining, but it is likely to end up on the reference shelf of thousan ds of CIOs worldwide." (Information Age, December 2000) "...a good read..." "The book is interesting [and] educational..." (E-business, Jan 2001) "...a pragmatic, stimulating and rather readable guide..." (The Bookseller, 17th November 2000) "This book is a must for any business person with a stake in e-commerce." (EuroBusiness, December 2000) "...a jewel box of little surprises you can actually use" "...a startlingly lively treatise..." (Fortune, 27th November 2000) "A thoroughly practical and accessible guide..." (Webspace, November 2000) "[It's] written like a thriller (and a good one at that)..." (Managing Information Strategies, November 2000) "Anyone who does business online should buy this book and read it carefully." (QSDG, December 2000) "The book is an impressive 'how to think' like a hacker." (Supply Management, 16th November 2000) "Schneier writes with a pleasingly readable style." (MacFormat, December 2000) "Setting himself apart, Schneier navigates rough terrain without being overly technical or sensational..." (Computer Weekly, 26th October 2000) "...a very practical guide..." (Webspace, October 2000) "A thoroughly practical and accessible guide to achieving security" (Webspace, August 2001) "...if you haven't read Secrets and Lies yet, you should. If you have but it's been a while, take it along for your next plane ride..." (Technology and Society, 7 February 2003)
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"...Der Verlag Wiley hat mit Bruce Schneier einen der "Päpste" der amerikanischen Security-Technologie für sein Buchprogramm verpflichtet - und das, was er geschrieben hat, werden die US-Leser sicherlich bald eine "Bibel" nennen. Kurzweilig und doch fundiert behandelt der Autor alles, was ein Unternehmen oder ein engagierter End-Anwender über Hacker-Attacken, Verschlüsselung, Authentifizierung und andere Themen wirtschaftlich orientierter Netzwerk- und Internet-Sicherheit wissen muss...eine erstklassige Sicherheitslektüre..." Computer Reseller News Nr. 47, 23.11.2000 Brisantes Thema: Sicherheit im Netz Spätestens seit dem I-Love-You-Virus lassen sich die neuartigen Sicherheitsrisiken, die die grandiosen Möglichkeiten des Internets zäh begleiten, schwerlich weiter ignorieren. Dass technische Lösungen alleine keine endgültige Sicherheit in einer vernetzten Welt gewährleisten können, wird nun ausgerechnet von Bruce Schneier, einem der führenden Spezialisten für Verschlüsselungstechniken, in seinem Buch Secrets and Lies bezeugt. Die von ihm selbst gehegten Hoffnungen sind durch die digitale Praxis entschwunden. Das Buch gibt einen genauen Einblick in die Gefährdungen, denen die vernetzte Welt ausgesetzt ist, und schildert die Maßnahmen, die notwendig sind, um die Risiken wenigstens zu reduzieren. Die beste Lösung des inneren Sicherheitsproblems in einer Firma sei letztlich, ehrenwerte Leute einzustellen. Die ethische Seite des Problems, der oft ignorierte menschliche Faktor, wird damit wenigstens zum Thema gemacht. Buchhändler heute 03/2001, S. 76 Mehr Sicherheit Die Menge der im Cyberspace exponierten Daten wird immer größer - und damit auch das Sicherheitsrisiko. Bruce Schneier, einer der gefragtesten Sicherheits-Experten gibt hier eine Auslegordnung der möglichen Angriffspunkte und Gegenmaßnahmen. Urteil: Leider erst auf Englisch zu haben. Bilanz 05/2001, S. 187
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