A few days ago, we turned in the very last edits to The New School of Information Security to Addison-Wesley.
My co-author, Andrew Stewart, and I are both really excited. The New School is a systemic look at dysfunction within information security, and a look at some of the ways people are looking to make things better. We think there’s an emerging way of approaching the world, which we call the New School.
We start with a look at some persistent issues like spam and identity theft. From there, we look at why the information security industry hasn’t just fixed them, and some of the data sources which we rely on and how poor they are. We then look at some new sources of data, and new ways of interpreting them, and close with some very practical steps that any individual or organization can take to make things better.
Incidentally, this isn’t an official project for either of us. (We wouldn’t want anyone to get confused about who gets the credit or blame.)