Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World

Bestselling author Bruce Schneier offers his expert guidance on achieving security on a network

Internationally recognized computer security expert Bruce Schneier offers a practical, straightforward guide to achieving security throughout computer networks. 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. This practical guide provides readers with a better understanding of why protecting information is harder in the digital world, what they need to know to protect digital information, how to assess business and corporate security needs, and much more.

  • Walks the reader through the real choices they have now for digital security and how to pick and choose the right one to meet their business needs
  • Explains what cryptography can and can’t do in achieving digital security

From the Back Cover
“A primer in practical computer security aimed at those shopping, communicating, or doing business online – almost everyone, in other words.”
–The Economist

Viruses. Identity theft. Corporate espionage. National secrets compromised. Can anyone promise security in our digital world?

The man who introduced cryptography to the boardroom says no. But in this fascinating read, he shows us how to come closer by developing security measures in terms of context, tools, and strategy. Security is a process, not a product – one that system administrators and corporate executives alike must understand to survive.

“This book is of value to anyone whose business depends on safe use of e-mail, the Web, or other networked communications. If that’s not yet everybody, it soon will be.”
–Stephen H. Wildstrom, BusinessWeek

“It’s not often that a truly outstanding book is written for both technical users and management. Fortunately, Secrets and Lies pulls off this feat rather well.”
–Dustin Puryear,

“Schneier . . . peppers the book with lively anecdotes and aphorisms, making it unusually accessible.”
–Los Angeles Times

Book Details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley (January 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471453803
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471453802
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