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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


Bruce Schneier is the founder and CTO of Counterpane Internet Security, Inc., the recognized leader in network security services. The bestselling author of Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World and Applied Cryptography, he is an internationally respected security expert.



Digital Threats.



Security Needs.



Cryptography in Context.

Computer Security.

Identification and Authentication.

Networked-Computer Security.

Network Security.

Network Defenses.

Software Reliability.

Secure Hardware.

Certificates and Credentials.

Security Tricks.

The Human Factor.


Vulnerabilities and the Vulnerability Landscape.

Threat Modeling and Risk Assessment.

Security Policies and Countermeasures.

Attack Trees.

Product Testing and Verification.

The Future of Products.

Security Processes.






“…The security technologies available are described in a user-friendly way without going into depth...” (Computer Bulletin, January 2005)

“…peppered with lively anecdotes and aphorisms, making it a really accessible read...” (The ISSG Magazine, Autumn, 2004)

“…fascinating read…peppered with lively anecdotes…” (The ISSG Magazine, October 2004)

"...make yourself better informed. Read this book." (CVu, The Journal of the ACCU, Vol 16(3), June 2004)