The world has changed radically since the first edition of thisbook was published in 2001. Spammers, virus writers, phishermen,money launderers, and spies now trade busily with each other in alively online criminal economy and as they specialize, they getbetter. In this indispensable, fully updated guide, Ross Andersonreveals how to build systems that stay dependable whether facedwith error or malice. Here?s straight talk on critical topics suchas technical engineering basics, types of attack, specializedprotection mechanisms, security psychology, policy, and more.
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Wow! This is one of the most comprehensive books on security (particularly computer security) that I've ever read!Anderson takes the reader on a journey across all the different distributed systems we now take for granted, and explains in very clear language, how each and every single on is flawed, and in some cases, even shows the flaws.While this is a pretty thick tome, it's right up the alley of anybody who enjoys reading up on computer security, or even good security practices in general.Highly recommended for security enthusiasts!more
This is an updating of Anderson's previous work, which was a standard for the field (it can be obtain in PDF for free on-line). I highly recommend it for those into security. The discipline and thorough treatment of a wide breath of areas that Anderson provides is just what a true security professional needs.more
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