Tuesday, February 4, 2003

Book Review – The Art of Deception

February 4, 2003

I wanted to enjoy The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security. I really did. The teaser for the book sounds good: A legendary hacker reveals how to guard against the gravest security risk of all – human nature. Human nature is the focus of the book – the manipulating of it for gain called Social Engineering. This concept would make a terrific chapter or two in a comprehensive book on security. As a book it drags on and is extremely repetitive.