books

Jonathan Zittrain, a professor at Oxford, has a new book, “The Future of The Internet.” He’s adapted some of the ideas into a long and worthwhile essay, “Protecting the Internet Without Wrecking It.” In that essay, he uses the term “generativity” to refer to a system which has what I would call ’emergent chaos.’ A…

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Dan Solove has put his two current books, “The Future of Reputation” and “The Digital Person” online for free. I’ve felt bad in not reviewing The Future of Reputation, because I really enjoyed it, and have been trying to figure out what to say. Solove does a great job of surveying reputation in its many…

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Speaking of books: This book explores the dramatic shift from infrastructure protection to information protection, explaining why data security is critical to business today. It describes how implementing successful data security solutions across sophisticated global organizations requires a new data-centric, risk based and strategic approach, and defines the concepts and economics of a sound data…

Read More Dan Geer: Economics and Strategies of Data Security

Frans Osinga’s book on Boyd, “Science, Strategy and War: The Strategic Theory of John Boyd” has been issued in paperback. Previously, it was $90 for a copy. The new paperback edition is $35.95, and is easily worthwhile at that price. Science, Strategy and War is an academic analysis of the John Boyd’s thinking and its…

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Adam has made several posts about it being ‘good for you’ to open up about data breaches. Unfortunately, keeping a lid on the info is a stable equilibrium. This situation is what economists would call an Assurance Game. A quick pointer to a post I made reviewing a very good book on how to get…

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