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Schneier on Security

Author : Bruce Schneier
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Beyond Fear

Author : Bruce Schneier
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Many of us, especially since 9/11, have become personally concerned about issues of security, and this is no surprise. Security is near the top of government and corporate agendas around the globe. Security-related stories appear on the front page everyday. How well though, do any of us truly understand what achieving real security involves? In Beyond Fear, Bruce Schneier invites us to take a critical look at not just the threats to our security, but the ways in which we're encouraged to think about security by law enforcement agencies, businesses of all shapes and sizes, and our national governments and militaries. Schneier believes we all can and should be better security consumers, and that the trade-offs we make in the name of security - in terms of cash outlays, taxes, inconvenience, and diminished freedoms - should be part of an ongoing negotiation in our personal, professional, and civic lives, and the subject of an open and informed national discussion. With a well-deserved reputation for original and sometimes iconoclastic thought, Schneier has a lot to say that is provocative, counter-intuitive, and just plain good sense. He explains in detail, for example, why we need to design security systems that don't just work well, but fail well, and why secrecy on the part of government often undermines security. He also believes, for instance, that national ID cards are an exceptionally bad idea: technically unsound, and even destructive of security. And, contrary to a lot of current nay-sayers, he thinks online shopping is fundamentally safe, and that many of the new airline security measure (though by no means all) are actually quite effective. A skeptic of much that's promised by highly touted technologies like biometrics, Schneier is also a refreshingly positive, problem-solving force in the often self-dramatizing and fear-mongering world of security pundits. Schneier helps the reader to understand the issues at stake, and how to best come to one's own conclusions, including the vast infrastructure we already have in place, and the vaster systems--some useful, others useless or worse--that we're being asked to submit to and pay for. Bruce Schneier is the author of seven books, including Applied Cryptography (which Wired called "the one book the National Security Agency wanted never to be published") and Secrets and Lies (described in Fortune as "startlingly lively...¦[a] jewel box of little surprises you can actually use."). He is also Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Counterpane Internet Security, Inc., and publishes Crypto-Gram, one of the most widely read newsletters in the field of online security.

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.

Economics of Information Security and Privacy III

Author : Bruce Schneier
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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

Author : Bruce Schneier
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"This special Anniversary Edition celebrates 20 years for the most definitive reference on cryptography ever published." -- Book jacket. New introduction by the author.

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

Author : Bruce Schneier
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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.

Click Here to Kill Everybody Security and Survival in a Hyper connected World

Author : Bruce Schneier
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A world of "smart" devices means the Internet can kill people. We need to act. Now. Everything is a computer. Ovens are computers that make things hot; refrigerators are computers that keep things cold. These computers—from home thermostats to chemical plants—are all online. The Internet, once a virtual abstraction, can now sense and touch the physical world. As we open our lives to this future, often called the Internet of Things, we are beginning to see its enormous potential in ideas like driverless cars, smart cities, and personal agents equipped with their own behavioral algorithms. But every knife cuts two ways. All computers can be hacked. And Internet-connected computers are the most vulnerable. Forget data theft: cutting-edge digital attackers can now crash your car, your pacemaker, and the nation’s power grid. In Click Here to Kill Everybody, renowned expert and best-selling author Bruce Schneier examines the hidden risks of this new reality. After exploring the full implications of a world populated by hyperconnected devices, Schneier reveals the hidden web of technical, political, and market forces that underpin the pervasive insecurities of today. He then offers common-sense choices for companies, governments, and individuals that can allow us to enjoy the benefits of this omnipotent age without falling prey to its vulnerabilities. From principles for a more resilient Internet of Things, to a recipe for sane government regulation and oversight, to a better way to understand a truly new environment, Schneier’s vision is required reading for anyone invested in human flourishing.

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

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).

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).

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.

The Twofish Encryption Algorithm

Author : Bruce Schneier
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The first and only guide to one of today's most important new cryptography algorithms The Twofish Encryption Algorithm A symmetric block cipher that accepts keys of any length, up to 256 bits, Twofish is among the new encryption algorithms being considered by the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) as a replacement for the DES algorithm. Highly secure and flexible, Twofish works extremely well with large microprocessors, 8-bit smart card microprocessors, and dedicated hardware. Now from the team who developed Twofish, this book provides you with your first detailed look at: * All aspects of Twofish's design and anatomy * Twofish performance and testing results * Step-by-step instructions on how to use it in your systems * Complete source code, in C, for implementing Twofish On the companion Web site you'll find: * A direct link to Counterpane Systems for updates on Twofish * A link to the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) for ongoing information about the competing technologies being considered for the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for the next millennium For updates on Twofish and the AES process, visit these sites: * www.wiley.com/compbooks/schneier * www.counterpane.com * www.nist.gov/aes Wiley Computer Publishing Timely.Practical.Reliable Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/ Visit the companion Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/schneier

Schneier s Cryptography Classics Library

Author : Bruce Schneier
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* Cryptography is the study of message secrecy and is used in fields such as computer science, computer and network security, and even in instances of everyday life, such as ATM cards, computer passwords, and electronic commerce. Thanks to his innovative and ingenious books on the subject of cryptography, Bruce Schneier has become the world's most famous security expert. Now, his trio of revolutionary titles can be found in this unprecedented, value-priced collection. * Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C, Second Edition: This seminal encyclopedic reference provides readers with a comprehensive survey of modern cryptography. It describes dozens of cryptography algorithms, offers practical advice on how to implement them into cryptographic software, and shows how they can be used to solve security problems. * Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World: This narrative, straight-talking bestseller explains how to achieve security throughout computer networks. Schneier examines exactly what cryptography can and cannot do for the technical and business community. * Practical Cryptography: As the ideal guide for an engineer, systems engineer or technology professional who wants to learn how to actually incorporate cryptography into a product, this book bridges the gap between textbook cryptography and cryptography in the real world.

Schneier s Cryptography Classics Library

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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?

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.

Security Practitioner and Cryptography Handbook and Study Guide Set

Author : Michael Gregg
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Save almost 30% on this two book set. CASP: CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Study Guide: CAS-002 by Michael Greggis the updated edition of the bestselling book covering the CASP certification exam. CompTIA approved, this guide covers all of the CASP exam objectives with clear, concise, thorough information on crucial security topics. With practical examples and insights drawn from real-world experience, the book is a comprehensive study resource with authoritative coverage of key concepts. Exam highlights, end-of-chapter reviews, and a searchable glossary help with information retention, and cutting-edge exam prep software offers electronic flashcards and hundreds of bonus practice questions. Additional hands-on lab exercises mimic the exam's focus on practical application, providing extra opportunities for readers to test their skills. Applied Cryptography: Second Edition: Protocols, Algorithms and Source Code in C by Bruce Schneier is the pre-eminent reference on cryptography. This 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 practical cryptographic techniques, this seminal work shows programmers who design computer applications, networks, and storage systems how they can build security into their software and systems. ". . .the best introduction to cryptography I've ever seen. . . . The book the National Security Agency never wanted 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 Together these two books offer both the foundation and the current best practices for any professional in the field of computer security. Individual Volumes CASP CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Study Guide: Exam CAS-002 by Michael Gregg Instructor Companion Site US $59.99 Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C, 2nd Edition by Bruce Schneier US $60.00