Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Just finished reading - Schneier on Security

Schneier on Security Who doesn't know Bruce Schneier? Living legend in security, author, theorist, inventor or co-inventor of encryption algorithms (among others) ...

This book is a collection of articles and newsletters he wrote over a period of years, and approaches subjects as varied as cyberwarfare and cybercrime, the economics of Security and preconceived and false ideas in Security.

My main intake from it is: we get it wrong most of the time: the users, the politicians, the policy-makers, the medias. From emotional reactions to hastily passed decisions, there are numerous ways of misleading ourselves into thinking we're doing security, when we're actually window-dressing.

In summary, this was a nice reading, I really appreciated it, and I got many food for my own thoughts. Thanks Mr. Schneier, as usual: two thumbs up!