Me! I had a great time in a conversation with Dennis Fisher which is now up on his nameless security podcast: Adam Shostack on privacy, data breaches and “The New School of Information Security” Check it out. Update: Amazon seems to be having trouble keeping The New School in stock. (Thank you!!!) Addison Wesley has…Read More What's in a name(less)?
I did a podcast with Eric and Josh at CS Techcast. It was lots of fun, and is available now: link to the show Welcome to another CSTechcast.com podcast for IT professionals. This week we interview Adam Shostack, author of The New School of Information Security about the essentials IT organizations need to establish to…Read More Adam on CS TechCast
There are a couple of blog posts that I’ve read lately that link together for me, and I’m still working through the reasons why. I’d love your feedback or thoughts. A blogger by the name of Lhooqtius ov Borg has a long screed on why he doesn’t like the “Social Futilities.” Tyler Cowan has a…Read More Lessons for security from "Social Networks"
I know there’s a lot of people who prefer text to audio. You can skim text much faster. But there are also places where paper or screens are a pain (like on a bus, or while driving). So I’m excited that the Silver Bullet Podcast does both. It’s a huge investment in addressing a variety…Read More Silver Bullet podcast transcript
To start from the obvious, book publishers are companies, hoping to make money from the books they publish. If you’d like your book to be on this illustrious list, you need an idea for a book that will sell. This post isn’t about how to come up with the idea, it’s about how to sell…Read More Writing a book: The Proposal
When Andrew and I started writing The New School, we both lived in Atlanta, only a few miles apart. We regularly met for beer or coffee to review drafts. After I moved to Seattle, our working process changed a lot. I wanted to talk both about the tools we used, and our writing process. We…Read More Writing a book: technical tools & collaboration
Over at Zero in a Bit, Chris Eng has a post, “Art vs. Science“: A client chastised me once for making a statement that penetration testing is a mixture of art and science. He wanted to believe that it was completely scientific and could be distilled down to a checklist type approach. I explained that…Read More Science isn't about Checklists
There’s a great (long) post by Baron Schwartz, “What is it like to write a technical book?” by the lead author of “High Performance MySQL.” There’s a lot of great content about the process and all the but I wanted to respond to this one bit: I can’t tell you how many times I asked…Read More How much work is writing a book?
So having a book out, you start to notice all sorts of stuff about how Amazon works. (I’ve confirmed this with other first time authors.) One of the things that I just can’t figure out is the pricing people have for The New School. There’s a new copy for 46.43. A mere 54% premium over…Read More What’s up with the "New and Used" Pricing on Amazon?