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Book: Beautiful Security: Leading Security Experts Explain How They Think

Beautiful Security: Leading Security Experts Explain How They Think By Andy Oram, John Viega.I like computer security: it is always entertaining and insightful. This book is no exception. It offers a large panorama on Security, as seen from many point of view since this is a collective work. Advantages:  You see the subject from different anglesOne or two author maybe boring, the overall content still has valueIt is more like reading many little books on security. On the other hand: You get many introduction and conclusions, that doesn't add much.There is no real continuity nor overall aim or message. It is more a collection of essays arranged and formated to look like a "one story". Some essays are really insightful: Psychological security trap: Is certainly something that you want to be aware of! How developers may think that security isn't a real requirement. It is somehow also the point in "security by design" and "Forcing firms to focus", but with…