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Data and Goliath The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

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“Bruce Schneier’s amazing book is the best overview of privacy and security ever written.”—Clay Shirky “Bruce Schneier’s amazing book is the best overview of privacy and security ever written.”—Clay Shirky Your cell phone provider tracks your location and knows who’s with you. Your online and in-store purchasing patterns are recorded, and reveal if you're unemployed, sick, or pregnant. Your e-mails and texts expose your intimate and casual friends. Google knows what you’re thinking because it saves your private searches. Facebook can determine your sexual orientation without you ever mentioning it. The powers that surveil us do more than simply store this information. Corporations use surveillance to manipulate not only the news articles and advertisements we each see, but also the prices we’re offered. Governments use surveillance to discriminate, censor, chill free speech, and put people in danger worldwide. And both sides share this information with each other or, even worse, lose it to cybercriminals in huge data breaches. Much of this is voluntary: we cooperate with corporate surveillance because it promises us convenience, and we submit to government surveillance because it promises us protection. The result is a mass surveillance society of our own making. But have we given up more than we’ve gained? In Data and Goliath, security expert Bruce Schneier offers another path, one that values both security and privacy. He brings his bestseller up-to-date with a new preface covering the latest developments, and then shows us exactly what we can do to reform government surveillance programs, shake up surveillance-based business models, and protect our individual privacy. You'll never look at your phone, your computer, your credit cards, or even your car in the same way again.

We Have Root

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A collection of popular essays from security guru Bruce Schneier In his latest collection of essays, security expert Bruce Schneier tackles a range of cybersecurity, privacy, and real-world security issues ripped from the headlines. Essays cover the ever-expanding role of technology in national security, war, transportation, the Internet of Things, elections, and more. Throughout, he challenges the status quo with a call for leaders, voters, and consumers to make better security and privacy decisions and investments. Bruce’s writing has previously appeared in some of the world's best-known and most-respected publications, including The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Wired, and many others. And now you can enjoy his essays in one place—at your own speed and convenience. • Timely security and privacy topics • The impact of security and privacy on our world • Perfect for fans of Bruce’s blog and newsletter • Lower price than his previous essay collections The essays are written for anyone who cares about the future and implications of security and privacy for society.

Secrets and Lies

Author : Bruce Schneier
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This anniversary edition which has stood the test of time as a runaway best-seller provides a practical, straight-forward guide to achieving security throughout computer networks. No theory, no math, no fiction of what should be working but isn't, just the facts. Known as the master of cryptography, Schneier uses his extensive field experience with his own clients to dispel the myths that often mislead IT managers as they try to build secure systems. A much-touted section: Schneier's tutorial on just what cryptography (a subset of computer security) can and cannot do for them, has received far-reaching praise from both the technical and business community. Praise for Secrets 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 "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 Times With a new and compelling Introduction by the author, this premium edition will become a keepsake for security enthusiasts of every stripe.

Bruce Schneier on Trust Set

Author : Bruce Schneier
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Save almost 25% on this two-book set from Bruce Schneier covering issues of social trust and security This set includes two books from security expert Bruce Schneier, Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive and Carry On: Sounds Advice from Schneier on Security. In Liars and Outliers, Schneier covers the topic of trust in society and how issues of trust are critical to solving problems as diverse as corporate responsibility, global warming, and the political system. Insightful and entertaining, the weaves together ideas from across the social and biological sciences to explain how society induces trust and how trust facilitates and stabilizes society. Carry On features more than 140 articles by Schneier, including more than twenty unpublished articles, covering such security issues as crime and terrorism, human security, privacy and surveillance, the psychology of security, security and technology, travel and security, and more. A two-book set from a renowned author, technologist, and security expert Covers such current topics as the Internet as surveillance state, Chinese cyberattackes, privacy and social networking, aviation security, and more Ideal for IT professionals, security and networking engineers, hackers, consultants, and technology vendors Together, these two books offer deep and practical insight into a wide range of security topics for professionals in technology fields, as well as anyone interested in the larger philosophical issues of security.

Smart Card Research and Applications

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Carry On

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Up-to-the-minute observations from a world-famous securityexpert Bruce Schneier is known worldwide as the foremost authority andcommentator on every security issue from cyber-terrorism to airportsurveillance. This groundbreaking book features more than 160commentaries on recent events including the Boston Marathonbombing, the NSA's ubiquitous surveillance programs, Chinesecyber-attacks, the privacy of cloud computing, and how to hack thePapal election. Timely as an Internet news report and alwaysinsightful, Schneier explains, debunks, and draws lessons fromcurrent events that are valuable for security experts and ordinarycitizens alike. Bruce Schneier's worldwide reputation as a security guru hasearned him more than 250,000 loyal blog and newsletter readers This anthology offers Schneier's observations on some of themost timely security issues of our day, including the BostonMarathon bombing, the NSA's Internet surveillance, ongoing aviationsecurity issues, and Chinese cyber-attacks It features the author's unique take on issues involving crime,terrorism, spying, privacy, voting, security policy and law, travelsecurity, the psychology and economics of security, and muchmore Previous Schneier books have sold over 500,000 copies Carry On: Sound Advice from Schneier on Security ispacked with information and ideas that are of interest to anyoneliving in today's insecure world.

Fast Software Encryption

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Applied Cryptography

Author : Bruce Schneier
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From the world's most renowned security technologist, Bruce Schneier, this 20th Anniversary Edition is the most definitive reference on cryptography ever published and is the seminal work on cryptography. Cryptographic techniques have applications far beyond the obvious uses of encoding and decoding information. For developers who need to know about capabilities, such as digital signatures, that depend on cryptographic techniques, there's no better overview than Applied Cryptography, the definitive book on the subject. Bruce Schneier covers general classes of cryptographic protocols and then specific techniques, detailing the inner workings of real-world cryptographic algorithms including the Data Encryption Standard and RSA public-key cryptosystems. The book includes source-code listings and extensive advice on the practical aspects of cryptography implementation, such as the importance of generating truly random numbers and of keeping keys secure. ". . .the best introduction to cryptography I've ever seen. . . .The book the National Security Agency wanted never to be published. . . ." -Wired Magazine ". . .monumental . . . fascinating . . . comprehensive . . . the definitive work on cryptography for computer programmers . . ." -Dr. Dobb's Journal ". . .easily ranks as one of the most authoritative in its field." -PC Magazine The book details how programmers and electronic communications professionals can use cryptography-the technique of enciphering and deciphering messages-to maintain the privacy of computer data. It describes dozens of cryptography algorithms, gives practical advice on how to implement them into cryptographic software, and shows how they can be used to solve security problems. The book shows programmers who design computer applications, networks, and storage systems how they can build security into their software and systems. With a new Introduction by the author, this premium edition will be a keepsake for all those committed to computer and cyber security.

Click Here to Kill Everybody

Author : Bruce Schneier
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"The internet is powerful, but it is not safe. As 'smart' devices proliferate the risks will get worse, unless we act now. From driverless cars to smart thermostats, from autonomous stock-trading systems to drones equipped with their own behavioral algorithms, the internet now has direct effects on the physical world. While this computerized future, often called the Internet of Things, carries enormous potential, best-selling author Bruce Schneier argues that catastrophe awaits in its new vulnerabilities and dangers. Forget data theft: cutting-edge digital attackers can now literally crash your car, pacemaker, and home security system, as well as everyone else's. In Click Here to Kill Everybody, Schneier explores the risks and security implications of our new, hyper-connected era, and lays out common-sense policies that will allow us to enjoy the benefits of this omnipotent age without falling prey to the consequences of its insecurity. From principles for a more resilient Internet of Things to a recipe for sane government oversight, Schneier's vision is required reading for anyone invested in human flourishing"--

Beyond Fear

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Opposing national ID cards but saying the online shopping is fundamentally safe, the author of "Applied Cryptography" invites readers to take a critical look at matters of security in a post 9/11 world.

Schneier on Security

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Presenting invaluable advice from the world?s most famous computer security expert, this intensely readable collection features some of the most insightful and informative coverage of the strengths and weaknesses of computer security and the price people pay -- figuratively and literally -- when security fails. Discussing the issues surrounding things such as airplanes, passports, voting machines, ID cards, cameras, passwords, Internet banking, sporting events, computers, and castles, this book is a must-read for anyone who values security at any level -- business, technical, or personal.

Liars and Outliers

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In today's hyper-connected society, understanding the mechanisms of trust is crucial. Issues of trust are critical to solving problems as diverse as corporate responsibility, global warming, and the political system. In this insightful and entertaining book, Schneier weaves together ideas from across the social and biological sciences to explain how society induces trust. He shows the unique role of trust in facilitating and stabilizing human society. He discusses why and how trust has evolved, why it works the way it does, and the ways the information society is changing everything.

E mail Security

Author : Bruce Schneier
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A non-technical approach to the issue of privacy in E-Mail rates the security of popular programs and offers practical solutions--two leading-edge encryption programs, PEM (Privacy Enhanced Mail) and PGP (Pretty Good Privacy). Original. (All Users).

Protect Your Macintosh

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Uncovers a host of problems and suggested solutions for issues ranging from protecting data from thieves or spies; backing up and storing files; and safeguarding from viruses to choosing bars, chains, and locks to prevent physical removal. Original. (All Users).

Fast Software Encryption

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Since 1993, cryptographic algorithm research has centered around the Fast So- ware Encryption (FSE) workshop. First held at Cambridge University with 30 attendees, it has grown over the years and has achieved worldwide recognition as a premiere conference. It has been held in Belgium, Israel, France, Italy, and, most recently, New York. FSE 2000 was the 7th international workshop, held in the United States for the rst time. Two hundred attendees gathered at the Hilton New York on Sixth Avenue, to hear 21 papers presented over the course of three days: 10{12 April 2000. These proceedings constitute a collection of the papers presented during those days. FSE concerns itself with research on classical encryption algorithms and - lated primitives, such as hash functions. This branch of cryptography has never been more in the public eye. Since 1997, NIST has been shepherding the Adv- ced Encryption Standard (AES) process, trying to select a replacement algorithm for DES. The rst AES conference, held in California the week before Crypto 98, had over 250 attendees. The second conference, held in Rome two days before FSE 99, had just under 200 attendees. The third AES conference was held in conjunction with FSE 2000, during the two days following it, at the same hotel.

Applied Cryptography

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". . .the best introduction to cryptography I've ever seen. . . . The book the National Security Agency wanted never to be published. . . ." -Wired Magazine ". . .monumental . . . fascinating . . . comprehensive . . . the definitive work on cryptography for computer programmers . . ." -Dr. Dobb's Journal ". . .easily ranks as one of the most authoritative in its field." -PC Magazine ". . .the bible of code hackers." -The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog This new edition of the cryptography classic provides you with a comprehensive survey of modern cryptography. The book details how programmers and electronic communications professionals can use cryptography-the technique of enciphering and deciphering messages-to maintain the privacy of computer data. It describes dozens of cryptography algorithms, gives practical advice on how to implement them into cryptographic software, and shows how they can be used to solve security problems. Covering the latest developments in practical cryptographic techniques, this new edition shows programmers who design computer applications, networks, and storage systems how they can build security into their software and systems. What's new in the Second Edition? * New information on the Clipper Chip, including ways to defeat the key escrow mechanism * New encryption algorithms, including algorithms from the former Soviet Union and South Africa, and the RC4 stream cipher * The latest protocols for digital signatures, authentication, secure elections, digital cash, and more * More detailed information on key management and cryptographic implementations

Economics of Information Security and Privacy III

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The Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS) is the leading forum for interdisciplinary scholarship on information security, combining expertise from the fields of economics, social science, business, law, policy and computer science. Prior workshops have explored the role of incentives between attackers and defenders, identified market failures dogging Internet security, and assessed investments in cyber-defense. Current contributions build on past efforts using empirical and analytic tools to not only understand threats, but also strengthen security through novel evaluations of available solutions. Economics of Information Security and Privacy III addresses the following questions: how should information risk be modeled given the constraints of rare incidence and high interdependence; how do individuals' and organizations' perceptions of privacy and security color their decision making; how can we move towards a more secure information infrastructure and code base while accounting for the incentives of stakeholders?

Applied Cryptography

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". . .the best introduction to cryptography I've ever seen. . . .The book the National Security Agency wanted never to be published.. . ." -Wired Magazine ". . .monumental . . . fascinating . . . comprehensive . . . thedefinitive work on cryptography for computer programmers . . ."-Dr. Dobb's Journal ". . .easily ranks as one of the most authoritative in its field."-PC Magazine ". . .the bible of code hackers." -The Millennium Whole EarthCatalog This new edition of the cryptography classic provides you with acomprehensive survey of modern cryptography. The book details howprogrammers and electronic communications professionals can usecryptography-the technique of enciphering and decipheringmessages-to maintain the privacy of computer data. It describesdozens of cryptography algorithms, gives practical advice on how toimplement them into cryptographic software, and shows how they canbe used to solve security problems. Covering the latestdevelopments in practical cryptographic techniques, this newedition shows programmers who design computer applications,networks, and storage systems how they can build security intotheir software and systems. What's new in the Second Edition? * New information on the Clipper Chip, including ways to defeat thekey escrow mechanism * New encryption algorithms, including algorithms from the formerSoviet Union and South Africa, and the RC4 stream cipher * The latest protocols for digital signatures, authentication,secure elections, digital cash, and more * More detailed information on key management and cryptographicimplementations

Practical Cryptography

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Security is the number one concern for businesses worldwide. The gold standard for attaining security is cryptography because it provides the most reliable tools for storing or transmitting digital information. Written by Niels Ferguson, lead cryptographer for Counterpane, Bruce Schneier's security company, and Bruce Schneier himself, this is the much anticipated follow-up book to Schneier's seminal encyclopedic reference, Applied Cryptography, Second Edition (0-471-11709-9), which has sold more than 150,000 copies. Niels Ferguson (Amsterdam, Netherlands) is a cryptographic engineer and consultant at Counterpane Internet Security. He has extensive experience in the creation and design of security algorithms, protocols, and multinational security infrastructures. Previously, Ferguson was a cryptographer for DigiCash and CWI. At CWI he developed the first generation of off-line payment protocols. He has published numerous scientific papers. Bruce Schneier (Minneapolis, MN) is Founder and Chief Technical Officer at Counterpane Internet Security, a managed-security monitoring company. He is also the author of Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World (0-471-25311-1).

Cryptography Engineering

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The ultimate guide to cryptography, updated from an author team of the world's top cryptography experts. Cryptography is vital to keeping information safe, in an era when the formula to do so becomes more and more challenging. Written by a team of world-renowned cryptography experts, this essential guide is the definitive introduction to all major areas of cryptography: message security, key negotiation, and key management. You'll learn how to think like a cryptographer. You'll discover techniques for building cryptography into products from the start and you'll examine the many technical changes in the field. After a basic overview of cryptography and what it means today, this indispensable resource covers such topics as block ciphers, block modes, hash functions, encryption modes, message authentication codes, implementation issues, negotiation protocols, and more. Helpful examples and hands-on exercises enhance your understanding of the multi-faceted field of cryptography. An author team of internationally recognized cryptography experts updates you on vital topics in the field of cryptography Shows you how to build cryptography into products from the start Examines updates and changes to cryptography Includes coverage on key servers, message security, authentication codes, new standards, block ciphers, message authentication codes, and more Cryptography Engineering gets you up to speed in the ever-evolving field of cryptography.