Friday, January 26, 2007

Secrets & Lies : a swim through ...

Bruce Schneier : Counterpane Security Chief and an authority on Cryptography
More from Sir Bruce Schneier :

Before we start : some cool quotes from the book ...
  • "Security is a process, not a product."
  • "Yogi Berra : In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is."
  • "Organized crime syndicates are spreading corruption, drugs, and fear with the efficiency of Fortune 500 companies."
  • "My personal expectations of safety come from living in a stable democracy."
  • "This book is about the relatively minor threats ( you guessed it : Digital Security! ) in a society where the major threats ( you know what ... ) have been dealt with."
  • "Attacks, whether criminal or not, are exceptions : disruptions in the society's social contract"

Systems and Security:
Systems are complex, interactive, have emergent properties, and are bug ridden!
Prevention, Detection, and Reaction : Good security has all the three ...