- Tapa dura: 432 páginas
- Editor: John Wiley & Sons Inc (5 de septiembre de 2000)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 9780471253112
- ISBN-13: 978-0471253112
- ASIN: 0471253111
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Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World (Inglés) Tapa dura – 5 sep 2000
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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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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 TimesVer Descripción del producto
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To be clear, I enjoyed the book. If you're interested in InfoSec, and you're an avid reader, it's definitely worth your time, but if you're looking for a great primer in the vein of most of other works by Schneier, then you should probably look elsewhere, because it simply isn't "relevant enough" to be a modern reference.
"Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World" is the perfect book to hand to new bosses or new employees coming in the door who have not been exposed to cyber security in their past lives. It is also the perfect book for seasoned security practitioners who want an overview of the key issues facing our community today. Schneier wrote it more than a decade ago, but its ideas still resonate. He talks about the idea that “security is a process, not a product.” With that one line, Schneier captures the essence of what our cyber security community should be about. He explains that even though we have advanced technology designed to specifically find cyber break-ins, people are the still the weakest link. He describes how cyber risk is not a special category. It is just another risk to the business. He highlights the ludicrous idea that software vendors have no liability or selling buggy code, and he was one of the first thought leaders to characterize the adversary as something more than just a hacker. He makes the case for things that the cyber security community still needs in order to make the Internet more secure, things like strengthening confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA); improving Internet privacy and Internet anonymity; and challenging the idea that security practitioners must make the Sophie’s Choice between better security or more privacy in terms of government surveillance. Finally, he anticipates the need for a Bitcoin-like capability long before Bitcoin became popular. The content within Secrets and Lies is a good introduction to the cyber security community, and Schneier tells the story well. Because of that, Secrets and Lies is candidate for the cyber security canon, and you should have read it by now.
The author is very specific about the security domains without being too technical but instead focusing on the "philosophy" behind each caveat. In that regards he shows the many way crackers can harm our security and how far we have advanced in combating them. He has a sort of pessimistic view regarding this because as he claims the bad guys are already ahead of governments and other organizations because of their unwillingness to think of security as a process but rather as a product to be installed without proper metrics measurement and capacity planning.
That being said, there are some nits I have to pick. The material is very ad hoc, backed up by mainly by personal (though extensive) experience and casual reading. A useful knowledge base, but limited as a source of primary information.
This is aggravated by Schneier's use of non-technical examples and analogies in many of his arguments. The arguments themselves are very strong, but when he cites this historical example or that financial practice, he often gets his facts wrong. I don't suppose this has a big effect on his credibility, but it must have some.
It's also a little disappointing that Schneier didn't bother to get into the general history of the Engima/Ultra business -- a prime example of his basic theme, that the smallest failure of the security process is vulnerable to machines with infinite patience.
Finally, I'm very, very disappointed that Scheier fails to challenge -- and sometimes even supports -- the social conservative attitude towards hacking and reverse engineering. He points out the futility of trying to encrypt DVDs -- but barely touches on the DMCA. He speaks of general software hacking as a basically benign activity -- but he strongly supports criminal punishment even for the most non-invasive electronic "trespass". This is a point of view utterly at odds with his ideas of security considered in a complete social context.