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The myth of homeland security

Author: Marcus J Ranum
Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Wiley Pub., ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, Marcus Ranum explains what's wrong with today's homeland security policy and why it might - or might not - be fixable. The Myth of Homeland Security exposes the bad ideas that have already been implemented in the government's efforts to develop new procedures for airline security, to stop terrorists from hacking into secret databases, and to communicate with the public about threats. He presents ideas  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus J Ranum
ISBN: 0471458791 9780471458791
OCLC Number: 52575740
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Homeland security : a convenient invention --
A multitude of myths --
The politics of homeland security --
The homeland security shuffle --
Running for the border : immigration --
Airline insecurity --
Irresistible force versus inscrutable object --
The media : disaster du jour --
The electronic Pearl Harbor --
IT, American style --
The business of computer security --
The price tag of fear.
Responsibility: Marcus J. Ranum.
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The Homeland Security Bill just passed amid promises to the American public that the new regulations will result in a safer world, despite years of warnings by the scientific community that many of  Read more...

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