Book Reviews

Book Reviews


Book Review: The New School of Information Security, by Adam Shostack and Andrew Stewart


By Stephen Northcutt
The New School of Information Security
Shostack and Stewart

I carried this book with me on multiple plane flights and read it, and read it again, and then again and, to be honest, I can't follow it. I agree that Security Professionals need to change the way they think about security, I really do. But this just goes on and on and on and never seems to get to the point. So, I am going to point you to my new net friend, Kevin Thompson, who has done a high quality review that I fully agree with. I hope it is OK to post his email to me on the topic, but it says it all in a nutshell:

My book review of New School includes the cliffs notes version of the book. I believe that the main idea is expressed in Chapter 4 and the rest of the book is just supporting that. Not to say that the rest of the book isn't valuable, but if you only had 30 minutes to get the point of the book, I would say read chapter 4. Here's the link to my review. http://blackfistsecurity.blogspot.com/2008/08/book-review-new-school-of-information.html