Beautiful Security: Leading Security Experts Explain How They Think 

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Book Description

In this thought-provoking anthology, today’s security experts describe bold and extraordinary methods to secure computer systems in the face of ever-increasing threats.

Beautiful Security features a collection of essays and insightful analyses by leaders such as Ben Edelman, Grant Geyer, John McManus, and a dozen others who have found unusual solutions for writing secure code, designing specific applications, addressing modern challenges such as wireless Security and Internet vulnerabilities, and much more.

Among the book’s wide-ranging topics, you’ll learn how new and more aggressive security measures work–and where they will lead us. Topics include:

  • Rewiring the expectations and assumptions of organizations regarding Security
  • Security as a design requirement
  • Evolution and new projects in Web of Trust
  • Legal sanctions to enforce security precautions
  • An encryption/hash system for protecting user data
  • The criminal economy for stolen information
  • Detecting attacks through context

Go beyond the headlines, hype, and gossip. With Beautiful Security, you’ll delve into the techniques, technology, ethics, and laws at the center of the biggest revolution in the history of network security. It’s a valuable and far-reaching discussion you can’t afford to miss.

About the Author

  • Andy Oram is an editor at O’Reilly Media, a highly respected book publisher, and technology information provider.
  • John Viega is CTO of the SaaS Business Unit at McAfee, his second stint at McAfee.
Book Details

Although most people don’t give security much attention until their personal or business systems are attacked, this thought-provoking anthology demonstrates that digital security is not only worth thinking about but also a fascinating topic. Criminals succeed by exercising enormous creativity, and those defending against them must do the same.

Beautiful Securityexplores this challenging subject with insightful essays and analysis on topics that include:

The underground economy for personal information: how it works, the relationships among criminals, and some of the new ways they pounce on their prey How social networking, cloud computing, and other popular trends help or hurt our online security How metrics, requirements gathering, design, and law can take protection to a higher level The natural, little-publicized history of PGP This book includes contributions from:

Pieter “Mudge” Zatko Jim Stickley Elizabeth Nichols Chenxi Wang Ed Bellis Ben Edelman Phil Zimmermann and Jon Callas Kathy Wang Mark Curphey John McManus James Routh Randy V. Sabett Anton Chuvakin Grant Geyer and Brian Dunphy Peter Wayner Michael Wood and Fernando Francisco All royalties will be donated to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

 

Beautiful Security: Leading Security Experts Explain How They Think

Author(s): Andy Oram, John Viega

Publisher: O’Reilly, Year: 2009

ISBN: 0596527489,9780596527488


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