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Schneier on security [electronic resource] / Bruce Schneier.

By: Schneier, Bruce, 1963-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Indianapolis, IN : Wiley Pub., c2008Description: 1 online resource (viii, 328 p.).ISBN: 9780470505601 (electronic bk.); 0470505605 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Security systems -- Technological innovations -- Evaluation | Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention | Security systems -- Evaluation | Computer security -- United States | Computer networks -- Security measures -- United States | Privacy, Right of -- United States | Cyberterrorism -- United States | Information warfare -- United States | COMPUTERS -- Internet -- Security | COMPUTERS -- Networking -- Security | COMPUTERS -- Security -- General | Computer security / United States | Computer networks / Security measures / United States | Privacy, Right of / United States | Terrorism / United States / PreventionGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Schneier on security.DDC classification: 005.80973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Terrorism and security -- National security policy -- Airline travel -- Privacy and surveillance -- ID cards and security -- Election security -- Security and disasters -- Economics of security -- Psychology of security -- Business of security -- Cybercrime and cyberwar -- Computer and information security.
Summary: This collection of essays on security: on security technology, on security policy, and on how security works in the real world was previously published between June 2002 and June 2008. They offer a computer security expert's insights into a wide range of security issues, including the risk of identity theft (vastly overrated), the long-range security threat of unchecked presidential power, why computer security is fundamentally an economic problem, the industry power struggle over controlling your computer, and why national ID cards won't make us safer, only poorer. Schneier recognizes that the ultimate security risk is people and that many security paractices are, in fact, secuirty risks. -- From publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-314) and index.

This collection of essays on security: on security technology, on security policy, and on how security works in the real world was previously published between June 2002 and June 2008. They offer a computer security expert's insights into a wide range of security issues, including the risk of identity theft (vastly overrated), the long-range security threat of unchecked presidential power, why computer security is fundamentally an economic problem, the industry power struggle over controlling your computer, and why national ID cards won't make us safer, only poorer. Schneier recognizes that the ultimate security risk is people and that many security paractices are, in fact, secuirty risks. -- From publisher description.

Terrorism and security -- National security policy -- Airline travel -- Privacy and surveillance -- ID cards and security -- Election security -- Security and disasters -- Economics of security -- Psychology of security -- Business of security -- Cybercrime and cyberwar -- Computer and information security.

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