I recently finished reading the book Schneier on Security by Bruce Schneier.
- His views on national, airline, and election security are sane and rational.
- He’s concerned about liberty, privacy, and avoiding a police state.
- It gets you thinking in a security mindset.
- The references are voluminous.
- It’s not overly technical, so you can loan it to your friends.
- He favors fixing several issues with more legislation, which bothers my Libertarian sensibilities. (He does consider the economic aspects, though; I’d lose in a debate.)
- He advises deleting cmd.exe. (I guess you could just use PowerShell…)
- Portions are repetitive. It’s a collection of articles, after all.
- It’s not overly technical. (For that, listen to Steve Gibson’s excellent podcast Security Now!)