"Does arming pilots make flying safer? Computer security guru Schneier applies his analytical skills to real-world threats like terrorists, hijackers, and counterfeiters. BEYOND FEAR may come across as the dry, meticulous prose of a scientist, but that's actually Schneier's strength. Are you at risk or just afraid? Only by cutting away emotional issues to examine the facts, he says, will we reduce our risks enough to stop being scared." -- Wired
"Schneier provides an interesting view of the notion of security, outlining a simple five-step process that can be applied to deliver effective and sensible security decisions. These steps are addressed in detail throughout the book, and applied to various scenarios to show how simple, yet effective they can be....Overall, this book is an entertaining read, written in layman's terms, with a diverse range of examples and anecdotes that reinforce the notion of security as a process." --Computing Reviews
"Schneier is a rare creature... Although he made his name as an alpha geek in cryptography... [he] can also speak to laypeople about the general security matters that increasingly touch all of our lives." -- Business Week
"Once again Schneier proves that he is the one of few people who indeed understands security, and what is more important and more difficult, can explain complex concepts to people not specializing in security. Whatever your trade and whatever your background, go ahead and read it ..." -- itsecurity.com
"In his new book, 'Beyond Fear', Bruce Schneier -- one of the world's leading authorities on security trade-offs -- completes the metamorphosis from cryptographer to pragmatist that began with Secrets and Lies, published in 2000." -- infoworld.com
This book is very informative, interesting, and entertaining.
When you are finished reading the book, you are armed with the tools to make decisions about your own security and to evaluate the ideas presented by policy-makers.
People need to read this book to understand just what sort of security they are trading their freedom for.
Some good nuggets of info, but ultimately too long, and the author is painfully fond of himself. I was looking for a book to educate myself about security, but I doubt this is it.Published 7 months ago by Tommy Collison
A decade after 9/11 the security theatre that Bruce identified persists and shows no signs of flagging and is permeating its way into every aspect of western life. Read morePublished 8 months ago by MattS
The summarization of the book that led me to purchase turned out to be a bit misleading. While the author received much of his experience as a security specialist in computer... Read morePublished 14 months ago by C. Bailey
Books on security generally compete for which can be the dullest with the greatest number of pages. What a relief to find it was entertaining, with lots of pertinent and... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Michael Riess
This book arrived on time and was in good quality when I received it. It was great for this class.Published 18 months ago by MissToni
Schneier gives the reader a healthy and mostly dispassionate view on what commonsense security measures ought to be. Read morePublished on February 7, 2012 by E. J.
Bruce Schneier is well-known for his book Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C, Second Edition, and bringing the concept of cryptography down to be... Read morePublished on November 6, 2011 by Justin B.
"Beyond Fear" contains the five-step analysis you see in many of the reviews. This framework is valuable, but Schneier adds little wisdom beyond it. Read morePublished on April 16, 2010 by Busy Reader: Get To The Point