[LINK] Security book
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Thu Feb 12 12:34:12 EST 2004
>BEYOND Fear A security primer for troubled minds
>The Register - London,England,UK
>Book review It's a rare security book ... It does not explain how to make
>whatever you wish to defend more secure, but it will help you to think
>clearly about ...
From the review:
The author writes a good deal about the limitations of security protocols,
and the trade-offs between good security and other desirable things. It is
not unusual for security practices to cause more trouble than they're
worth, he frequently points out. He talks about how security systems fail,
and why, and how to anticipate and mitigate failure, though again, in
general terms with plenty of everyday illustrations.
This for Richard C:
And he brings the media to task for exaggerating odd events. The media love
the unusual, and always give sensational stories a great deal of play.
Unfortunately, the man in the street ends up with a lopsided understanding
of risk, as he naturally associates the amount of media attention with a
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