Argues society requires trust in order to function, describes how society creates and maintains that trust through societal pressures, and discusses what happens when those pressures fail.
'This book will appeal not only to customers interested in computer security but also on the idea of security and trust as a whole in society'. (The Bookseller, 16th December 2011). 'This book should be read by anyone in a leadership role, whether they're in the corporate or political sphere... an easy read and the ideas and thoughts are profound.' (Naked Security, February 2012) 'By concentrating on the human angle and packing the book with real world examples he has successfully stretched its appeal outside that of the security specialist to the more general reader.' (E & T Magazine, March 2012)
Bruce Schneier is founder and chief technical officer at Counterpane Internet Security, a managed-security monitoring company.