Book review - Book lowers fear of threats

    Date15 Dec 2003
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Security guru Bruce Schneier has written several books but is best known for his first: Applied Cryptography. One problem with this earlier work is that it demands a high level of mathematical understanding. His latest book, Beyond Fear: . . . Security guru Bruce Schneier has written several books but is best known for his first: Applied Cryptography. One problem with this earlier work is that it demands a high level of mathematical understanding. His latest book, Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World, is designed to help ordinary IT staff, business managers and end-users get to grips with current security issues.

    The guide could prove useful for IT managers wanting to convey the importance of information security for the wider business, for example when negotiating budgets or attempting to get projects signed off.

    Beyond Fear is an easy-to-read guide to the main issues of security. The book offers a dispassionate review of the threats facing firms and individuals, and covers problems ranging from script kiddies and hackers to terrorists and activists.

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