For most of the past decade, Edward Amoroso has overseen Cyber Security for one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world AT&T. In his role as Chief Security Officer, hes helped to discover and counter virtually every conceivable type of malicious threat that has been targeted at computers and networks around the world. In this new book, Amoroso brings his wealth of experience and expertise chasing computer hackers to the lay reader and he leaves no stone untouched! Some of his themes may be uncomfortable, but they simply must be examined in order to gain a proper perspective on our growing risk. Software Amoroso explains that we should be ashamed of how weve allowed bad software to pervade every aspect of our lives, leaving gaping vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure systems in our society. System Administration Virtually every one of us has now become an amateur system administrator of some sort of computer and the result is an unforeseen security nightmare that leaves us vulnerable to botnets, worms, and viruses. Complexity Computer scientists know that reducing complexity is the most important task in the design of software and systems. But what has happened instead is that systems abound with complex features that hackers control with ease. In this book, readers will find themselves absorbed into Amorosos endless anecdotes with real people, governments, and businesses. Youll laugh as Amoroso relates his time wandering around the office of a political party, finding their router unprotected. Youll wince as he explains the Cyber Security ignorance hes witnessed among so many corporate IT chiefs. Some of the stories are shocking, others a bit amusing. But in all cases, the underlying message is clear: Cyber Security plays a fundamental role in the way we live our lives. And understanding its basics is critical for citizens, lawmakers, and business people around the world.
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Whatever you need to know about information security is mentioned in this book. Professor Amoroso is "the absolute" best instructor ever. His book is full of his valuable insight into cyber security and the class content he covers. I enjoyed his book as much as I enjoyed his lectures. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who wants to broaden their perspective in computer security.
This is a good non-technical overview of the subject of cyber-security. The tone shifts between doomsday predictions and corny jokes. However, the information presented is sound. The author cites several book references, but the lack of a bibliography is disappointing. A fast read.
This is an excellent non-technical introduction to cybersecurity suitable for the business executive or political leader. It may also be a starting point for people with technical background before they dive into the more technical literature. Due to the non-technical nature of this book, it may have a longer shelf-life than many books on computer security.
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