"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)
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR LIARS AND OUTLIERS
"A rich, insightfully fresh take on what security reallymeans!"
—DAVID ROPEIK, Author of How Risky is it,Really?
"Schneier has accomplished a spectacular tour de force: anenthralling ride through history, economics, and psychology,searching for the meanings of trust and security. A mustread."
—ALESSANDRO ACQUISTI, Associate Professor ofInformation Systems and Public Policy at the Heinz College,Carnegie Mellon University
"Liars and Outliers offers a major contribution to theunderstandability of these issues, and has the potential to helpreaders cope with the ever-increasing risks to which we are beingexposed. It is well written and delightful to read."
—PETER G. NEUMANN, Principal Scientist in the SRIInternational Computer Science Laboratory
"Whether it's banks versus robbers, Hollywood versusdownloaders, or even the Iranian secret police against democracyactivists, security is often a dynamic struggle between a majoritywho want to impose their will, and a minority who want to push theboundaries. Liars and Outliers will change how you thinkabout conflict, our security, and even who we are."
—ROSS ANDERSON, Professor of Security Engineering atCambridge University and author of Security Engineering
"Readers of Bruce Schneier's Liars and Outliers willbetter understand technology and its consequences and become moremature practitioners."
—PABLO G. MOLINA, Professor of Technology Management,Georgetown University
"Liars & Outliers is not just a book aboutsecurity—it is the book about it. Schneier shows that thepower of humour can be harnessed to explore even a serious subjectsuch as security. A great read!"
—FRANK FUREDI, author of On Tolerance: A Defence ofMoral Independence
"This fascinating book gives an insightful and convincingframework for understanding security and trust."
—JEFF YAN, Founding Research Director, Center forCybercrime and Computer Security, Newcastle University
"By analyzing the moving parts and interrelationships amongsecurity, trust, and society, Schneier has identifi ed criticalpatterns, pressures, levers, and security holes within society.Clearly written, thoroughly interdisciplinary, and always smart,Liars and Outliers provides great insight into resolvingsociety's various dilemmas."
—JERRY KANG, Professor of Law, UCLA
"By keeping the social dimension of trust and security in thecenter of his analysis, Schneier breaks new ground with an approachthat both theoretically grounded and practically applicable."
—JONATHAN ZITTRAIN, Professor of Law and ComputerScience, Harvard University and author of The Future of theInternet—And How to Stop It
"Eye opening. Bruce Schneier provides a perspective you need tounderstand today’s world."
—STEVEN A. LEBLANC, Director of Collections, HarvardUniversity and author of Constant Battles: Why We Fight
"An outstanding investigation of the importance of trust inholding society together and promoting progress. Liars andOutliers provides valuable new insights into security andeconomics."
—ANDREW ODLYZKO, Professor, School of Mathematics,University of Minnesota
"What Schneier has to say about trust—andbetrayal—lays a groundwork for greater understanding of humaninstitutions. This is an essential exploration as society grows insize and complexity."
—JIM HARPER, Director of Information Policy Studies,CATO Institute and author of Identity Crisis: How Identificationis Overused and Misunderstood
"Society runs on trust. Liars and Outliers explains thetrust gaps we must fill to help society run even better."
—M. ERIC JOHNSON, Director, Glassmeyer/McNamee Centerfor Digital Strategies, Tuck School of Business at DartmouthCollege
"An intellectually exhilarating and compulsively readableanalysis of the subtle dialectic between cooperation and defectionin human society. Intellectually rigorous and yet written in alively, conversational style, Liars and Outliers will changethe way you see the world."
—DAVID LIVINGSTONE SMITH, author of Less ThanHuman: Why We Demean, Enslave, and Exterminate Others
"Schneier tackles trust head on, bringing all his intellect anda huge amount of research to bear. The best thing about this book,though, is that it's great fun to read."
—ANDREW MCAFEE, Principal Research Scientist, MITCenter for Digital Business and co-author of Race Against theMachine
"Bruce Schneier is our leading expert in security. But his bookis about much more than reducing risk. It is a fascinating,thought-provoking treatise about humanity and society and how weinteract in the game called life."
—JEFF JARVIS, author of Public Parts: How Sharingin the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live
"Both accessible and thought provoking, Liars andOutliers invites readers to move beyond fears and anxietiesabout security in modern life to understand the role of everydaypeople in creating a healthy society. This is a must-read!"
—DANAH BOYD, Research Assistant Professor in Media,Culture, and Communication at New York University
"Trust is the sine qua non of the networked age and trust ispredicated on security. Bruce Schneier’s expansive andreadable work is rich with insights that can help us make ourshrinking world a better one."
—DON TAPSCOTT, co-author of Macrowikinomics:Rebooting Business
and the World
"An engaging and wide-ranging rumination on what makes societyclick. Highly recommended."
—JOHN MUELLER, author of Overblown: How Politiciansand the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, andWhy We Believe Them