Friday, April 28, 2017

Bruce Schneier books

He is the author of over 12 books, including such early books as 1996’s
Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms and Source Code in C (https://
/dp/1119096723). He wrote a few other books on cryptography (including a
couple with Niels Ferguson), but Schneier also began to follow his long-time
interest in the larger reasons why computer security was not being improved.
The result was a series of books, each exploring the non-technical reasons
(trust, economics, sociology, and so on) for the continued weakness. They are
filled with easy-to-understand theory and elucidated by example stories. Here
are my favorite general-interest Schneier books:
■■ Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World (https://www
■■ Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World (https://
■■ Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive
■■ Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your
Data and Control Your World (