Media praise for The Myths of Security
"The Myths of Security: What the Computer Security Industry Doesn't Want You to Know is an interesting and thought-provoking book. Ultimately, the state of information security can be summed up in the book's final three sentences, in which John Viega writes that 'real, timely improvement is possible, but it requires people to care a lot more [about security] than they do. I'm not sure that's going to happen anytime soon. But I hope it does.'"
-- , Slashdot.org
"...if you have a stake in IT risk management, read the book."
-- , Security Management
"...a great read which, whether you agree with his points or not, should make you re-evaluate how you look at security."
-- , FrazzledDad
"Overall this book was a very fast (you could read it on a short flight), but very good read. It may not challenge your perspective as I had previously thought, but it is a good refresher as to why some of us work in the Information Security industry. "
-- , Amazon.com
"This book was a lot of fun to read even if I did not agree with some of his opinions. It is well-written, has light writing style and touches most if not all controversial issues in security; the book also has a lot of fun novel ideas for the future to think about."
-- , Anton Chuvakin Blog
"This is an essential read for anyone in the field, and it should be a companion read for anyone designing secure software."
-- , CHOICE
"Each of the short chapters is an ideal size for the daily commute between the home and office, and there is a good index to help resolve the inevitable where did I see that? questions."
-- , Computing Reviews
"A really excellent book that clearly explains all the areas in which computer security is lacking."
-- , Ask Felgall