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The myths of security

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The myths of security

The myths of security

What the computer security industry doesn't want you to know

- Collection Security

238 pages, parution le 01/06/2009


If you think the Internet is safe today, think again. More people are online than ever before - including more bad guys, who have become masters at covering their tracks.
And in its efforts to protect us, the security industry is only making matters worse. Provocative, insightful, and thoroughly controversial, The Myths of Security offers concrete suggestions for confronting the sorry state of Internet security today. It's a must-read for IT professionals - and anyone who spends time online.

John offers a compelling critique of conventional wisdom, and his punchy snippets are sure to spark discussion. Well worth reading.
Ben Edelman, Harvard Business School

John understands the information security world and lays it out - with all its warts - to help drive the industry to a higher standard.
George Kurtz, SVP and GM of McAfee Risk & Compliance, and author of Hacking Exposed

A refreshingly bold and rare look at the information security industry.
Ed Bellis, Chief Security Officer, Orbitz

Whether computer security is your favorite topic or an idle curiosity, this book needs to be on your shelf.
Alex Payne, Twitter API Lead

L'avis du libraire

If you think computer security has improved in recent years, The Myths of Security will shake you out of your complacency. Longtime security professional John Viega reports on the sorry state of security, with concrete suggestions for professionals and individuals confronting the issue. Provocative, insightful, and often controversial, The Myths of Security addresses IT professionals who deal with security issues, and speaks to Mac and PC users who spend time online.

L'auteur John Viega

John Viega, Founder and Chief Scientist of Secure Software (, is a well-known security expert, and coauthor of Building Secure Software (Addison-Wesley) and Network Security with OpenSSL (O'Reilly). John is responsible for numerous software security tools, and is the original author of Mailman, the GNU mailing list manager. He holds a B.A. and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Virginia. Mr. Viega is also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA) and a Senior Policy Researcher at the Cyberspace Policy Institute, and he serves on the Technical Advisory Board for the Open Web Applications Security Project. He also founded a Washington, D.C. area security interest group that conducts monthly lectures presented by leading experts in the field. He is the author or coauthor of nearly 80 technical publications, including numerous refereed research papers and trade articles.


  • The Security Industry Is Broken
  • Security : Nobody Cares!
  • It's Easier to Get "Owned" Than You Think
  • It's Good to Be Bad
  • Test of a Good Security Product : Would I Use It?
  • Why Microsoft's Free AV Won't Matter
  • Google Is Evil
  • Why Most AV Doesn't Work (Well)
  • Why AV Is Often Slow
  • Four Minutes to Infection?
  • Personal Firewall Problems
  • Call It "Antivirus"
  • Why Most People Shouldn't Run Intrusion Prevention Systems
  • Problems with Host Intrusion Prevention
  • ...
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Caractéristiques techniques du livre "The myths of security"

Éditeur(s) O'Reilly
Auteur(s) John Viega
Collection Security
Parution 01/06/2009
Nb. de pages 238
Format 14 x 21
Couverture Broché
Poids 263g
Intérieur Noir et Blanc
EAN13 9780596523022
ISBN13 978-0-596-52302-2


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