Secrets & Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World

Secrets & Lies

“The book is of value to anyone whose business depends on safe use of e-mail, the Web, or other networked communications. If that’s not yet everybody, it soon will be.”
—Stephen H. Wildstrom, Business Week

Secrets & Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World
A book by Bruce Schneier
Published by John Wiley & Sons, 2000
15th Anniversary Hardcover: ISBN 978-1-119-09243-8
Paperback: ISBN 978-0-471-45380-2

Welcome to the It’s digital: Information is more readily accessible than ever. It’s inescapably connected: businesses are increasingly–if not totally–dependent on digital communications. But our passion for technology has a price: increased exposure to security threats. Companies around the world need to understand the risks associated with doing business electronically. The answer starts here.


Information security expert Bruce Schneier explains what everyone in business needs to know about security in order to survive and be competitive. Pragmatic, interesting, and humorous, Schneier exposes the digital world and the realities of our networked society. He examines the entire system, from the reasons for technical insecurities to the minds behind malicious attacks. You’ll be guided through the security war zone, and learn how to understand and arm yourself against the threats of our connected world.


There are no quick fixes for digital security. And with the number of security vulnerabilities, breaches, and digital disasters increasing over time, it’s vital that you learn how to manage the vulnerabilities and protect your data in this networked world. You need to understand who the attackers are, what they want, and how to deal with the threats they represent. In Secrets and Lies, you’ll learn about security technologies and product capabilities, as well as their limitations. And you’ll find out how to respond given the landscape of your system and the limitations of your business.

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Other Editions

  • 1st Edition Hardcover: ISBN 0-471-25311-1
  • Chinese, Orthodox: Business Weekly Publications Inc., Taiwan
  • Chinese, Simplified: China Machine Press (Hua Zhang Co.), PRC
  • French: Vuibert Informatique, France
  • German: Dpunkt, Germany
  • Italian: Tecniche Nuove S.P.A., Italy
  • Japanese: Shoeisha Co. Ltd., Japan
  • Korean: Nanomedia Publishing Co., Korea
  • Portuguese: Editora Campus, Ltda., Brazil
  • Russian: Piter Publishing Co., Russia


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Secrets and Lies won a Productivity Award in the 13th Annual Software Development Magazine Product Excellence Awards.