Benjamin D. Thomas posted a very thorough review of The Tao of Network Security Monitoring at LinuxSecurity.com. Benjamin writes:
"To be honest, this was one of the best books that I've read on network security. Others books often dive too deeply into technical discussions and fail to provide any relevance to network engineers/administrators working in a corporate environment. Budgets, deadlines, and flexibility are issues that we must all address. The Tao of Network Security Monitoring is presented in such a way that all of these are still relevant. One of the greatest virtues of this book is that is offers real-life technical examples, while backing them up with relevant case studies. Network security engineers, system administrations, and security management will find value in this book. It is a must-read for anyone interested in getting into the field, but would still be useful as a reference for the experienced expert."