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://
www.amazon.com/Applied-Cryptography-Protocols-Algorithms-Source
/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
.amazon.com/Secrets-Lies-Digital-Security-Networked/
dp/0471453803)
■■ Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World (https://
www.amazon.com/Beyond-Fear-Thinking-Sensibly-Uncertain
/dp/0387026207)
■■ Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive
(https://www.amazon.com/Liars-Outliers-Enabling-Society-Thrive
/dp/1118143302/)
■■ Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your
Data and Control Your World (https://www.amazon.com
/Data-Goliath-Battles-Collect-Control/dp/039335217X/)

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