Feeds

A Geeks Guide2 ...Schneier on Security

40% off at Reg Books

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Geeks Guide 2 from Register BooksGeeks Guide2 Now the festive period is well and truly over, GG2 is back and returns with not only an IT angle but with an IT guru of an author to boot. This week we’re offering up Bruce Schneier’s latest book, imaginatively titled Schneier on Security, with the usual GG2 40 per cent discount.

Are we really safer than before 9/11? We’ve sacrificed our privacy, convenience and in some cases our dignity in the hope of being safer. But has it bought us security, or merely an illusion? These are the questions that Bruce ponders in his latest book.

The closest the security industry has to a rock star - The RegisterSchneier on Security is a compendium of articles and blog postings by Bruce between 2002 and 2008. As ever they remain intensely readable, presenting useful advice and feature some of the most insightful and informative coverage of the strengths and weaknesses of computer security. Schneier also illustrates the price people pay, figuratively and literally, when security fails.

In a world that is forever becoming more paranoid, Bruce indicates that people are the ultimate security risk. His articles make for a compelling case for common sense and discuss how many of the security practices we have in place are in fact a security risk in themselves. Further blogs consider the issues surrounding security hot topics such as airplanes, passports, voting machines, ID cards, cameras, passwords, internet banking, sporting events, computers and castles.

Schneier on Security - 40% Off - Now only £11.39A must read for anyone who values security at any level, Schneier offers opinions on how we can truly become safer – not only online, but also in our daily lives such as at work, school or even on airplanes. Schneier on Security is available now at The Register Books for just £11.39, a £7.60 saving and 40 per cent off the usual RRP.

Typical of our GG2 articles, we have a sample chapter for you all to devour which is available to download below.

View a sample chapter

Buy this book

*Offer correct at time of going to press. Offer covers selected title only. Terms and Conditions apply. ®

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.