Ross Anderson : "Security Engineering" — The BookSubmitted by Cyril on Sun, 04/13/2014 - 20:29
Via Cryptome, April 9, 2014 :
"It's beautiful. This is the best book on the topic there is."
"[...] My goal in making the first edition freely available five years after publication was two fold. First, I wanted to reach the widest possible audience, especially among poor students. Second, I am a pragmatic libertarian on free culture and free software issues; I think that many publishers (especially of music and software) are too defensive of copyright. (My colleague David MacKay found that putting his book on coding theory online actually helped its sales. Book publishers are getting the message faster than the music or software folks.) I expect to put the whole second edition online too in a few years [...]"
Ross' home page : http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14
Security Engineering — The Book
From the preface to the 2nd edition :
"[...] The great diversity of intelligent devices brings with it a great diversity of interests and actors. Security is not just about keeping the bad guys out, but increasingly concerned with tussles for power and control. DRM pits the content and platform industries against consumers, and against each other; accessory control is used to tie printers to their vendors’ cartridges, but leads to antitrust lawsuits and government intervention. Security also interacts with safety in applications from cars through utilities to electronic healthcare. The security engineer needs to understand not just crypto and operating systems, *but economics and human factors as well* [...]"
Read on :
Where to buy the second edition :
* from Amazon.com
* from Wiley
* from Amazon.co.uk
* from BestBookBuys (for secondhand)