Author: Bruce Schneier
Rating: 3 Stars
Review By: Shana
Solid book. Nothing new (in that if you have read widely on privacy and cyber issues, you likely have had most of this covered), but if you need a primer, you could do worse. Caveat: Schneier has definite opinions on the proper course of things, on the rightful balance between security and privacy, and his opinion is not tempered.
He does not really set forth everything objectively to let the reader make up their own mind (this isn't hidden, so isn't as problematic as it could be). I typically prefer books that are a bit more balanced, but on the plus side Schneier is able to take complex technical information and make it easily digestible to lay audiences, the overview is wide but too long, and a reader leaves fairly well-informed about the basic issues related to data in the modern world.
My love of reading was sparked in 3rd grade by the promise of personal pan pizzas via the BOOK IT! Program. Hmmmm... any chance that someone might give adults free food for reading? Asking for a friend...