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Author Schneier, Bruce, 1963-

Title Schneier on security / Bruce Schneier
Published Indianapolis, IN : Wiley Pub., [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 328 pages)
Contents Terrorism and security -- National security policy -- Airline travel -- Privacy and surveillance -- ID cards and security -- Election security -- Security and disasters -- Economics of security -- Psychology of security -- Business of security -- Cybercrime and cyberwar -- Computer and information security
Summary This collection of essays on security: on security technology, on security policy, and on how security works in the real world was previously published between June 2002 and June 2008. They offer a computer security expert's insights into a wide range of security issues, including the risk of identity theft (vastly overrated), the long-range security threat of unchecked presidential power, why computer security is fundamentally an economic problem, the industry power struggle over controlling your computer, and why national ID cards won't make us safer, only poorer. Schneier recognizes that the ultimate security risk is people and that many security paractices are, in fact, secuirty risks. -- From publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-314) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Computer networks -- Security measures -- United States.
Computer security -- United States.
Cyberterrorism -- United States.
Information warfare -- United States.
Privacy, Right of -- United States.
Security systems -- Evaluation.
Security systems -- Technological innovations -- Evaluation.
Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0470505605 (electronic bk.)
0470505621 (electronic bk.)
9780470505601 (electronic bk.)
9780470505625 (electronic bk.)