Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World is written by the internationally renowned security expert Bruce Schneier. Bruce has authored several books on security and this one is a fascinating read that is sure to open your mind up to new ways of thinking about security in everyday business matters. This book has definitely had a positive impact on the way I approach security in my daily work. I feel it has opened up more potential for my career and has made some aspects of my job much more interesting and challenging.
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# Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World
# Hardcover: 432 pages
# Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (August 14, 2000)
# ISBN: 0471253111
Protect Your Windows Network: From Perimeter to Data is written by two of Microsoft’s top security personnel – Jesper Johansson and Steve Riley. Note that Jesper has left Microsoft for a new security role at Amazon.com. I have been in the audience when both of these guys have presented and they always deliver a captivating and entertaining performance. This book is no different – as someone who works in the Microsoft space I had a few eye-opening experiences in this book and loaded myself up with plenty of ammo to take into the workplace.
# Protect Your Windows Network: From Perimeter to Data
# Paperback: 608 pages
# Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; Bk&CD-Rom edition (May 20, 2005)
# ISBN: 0321336437
If security interests you then these books make a great starting point, much better than just diving in with a hardening guide or technical whitepaper.