Bookreports :)

With a full week vacation in a sunny environment behind me I finally catched up on some urgent reading.
I finished reading The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security,Blueprints for High Availability
and Automating Unix and Linux Administration

The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security just wasn't worth the money. It depicts corporate america as a bunch of idiots who pick up the phone and hand out confidential information to any moron who calls them.
The sad part is that it is probably nothing less than the truth, giant corporations are an easy target for crackers that dare to pick up their phones and so are governements.
The question is what kind of tricks they use to get into smaller companies. Anyway I spent a good time laughing with the stories which was afterall whta I planned on reading the book for.
The book contains a template for a security policy, the question if that policy was available under some free documentation license to be reused and modified by other people however still remains unanswerred.

I`ll be posting the other reviews later this week :)