[By Nic Lindh on Tuesday, 16 May 2006]
In Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World, renowned cryptography expert Bruce Schneier introduces the reader to a means of thinking about and implementing digital security.
Despite the sometimes dry topic, Schneier keeps the text lively and engaging, using lots of light-hearted examples to illustrate his points without in any way diminishing the gravitas of the subject.
Securing digital assets is very difficult, and as proven by the disheartening parade of leaks of credit card information, social security numbers, and medical information that shuffles through the headlines, it is not something most people and companies are good at.
Secrets and Lies should be required reading for everybody who is in any way responsible for digital assets, and is recommended reading for anybody who performs any sort of financial transactions on a computer. So unless you happen to be Amish, you should read this thought-provoking book.