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5.0 out of 5 stars Compulsory reading
The previous reviewer suggests that universities ought to base courses around this book. Well we are doing just that. Last year, Secrets and Lies was recommended reading, but now I have broken the cryptography and the security into two separate teaching streams and this book forms compulsory reading for the security stream (his Applied Cryptography is strongly recommended...
Published on 12 July 2001

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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit too basic
The book is extensive about security, but it does not get into much detail. It's too basic for a Computer Engineer, it is rather more directed to people with zero knowledge, rendering it a bit useless to professionals.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Security Literature, 2 Mar 2011
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Being in the field of information security as a professional, I would totally recommend this book to amateurs and professionals alike.
Very valuable words written by a guru in cryptography, and it deals with a lot more aspects of computer/information security than other books on the same subject!
Also arrived in excellent condition despite buying the "good condition" one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A real eye-opener to the World of Digital Security...., 24 Jan 2001
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If you want to know about Digital Security then this book is for you, an excellent insight into Digital Network Security... just one downfall though... after reading this book you maybe too frightened to connect your Computer to the Internet ever again!.... A real eye-opener. Excellent!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent insight, 18 Oct 2000
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Schneier gives you the real picture of computer security. No smoke, no weak promises. Just the facts and a lot of common sense. This book is going to be a milesone in computer security. In addition to be very informative, the book is also a highly enjoyable piece of writing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars We like this book; please DON'T buy it.....!, 16 Sep 2000
Absolutely excellent & presents an unispiring topic in an engaging, intuitive and recreational format; go on, read it just to have a laugh.....
As risk consultants, we have serious concerns that this book could put us out of business
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good primer, 30 July 2003
This is the first book on the subject that I have read, and it is put together very well. It gives a view of security as a process with many angles for concideration and ideas for implementation.
I think the author conveys quite well that there is no "off-the-shelf" approach to security and that security is a mentality that you have to be aware of - Your employees too !
It's a book that a Cheif Executive of a company could read and not be too overwhelmed by "techno-speak".
All in all, a must read !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read, 25 Aug 2014
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A must read for anyone interested in Cyber Security
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good book good service by Amazon, 21 April 2009
Nothing to add, good book and good service by Amazon, I'm very happy

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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Required reading for anyone involved in security, 26 Nov 2000
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In this book, Bruce Schneir has given people a consise and useful framework for evaluating the socurity requirements for their computer systems.
all this and it's a good read too
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