Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Brian Krebs Discusses Sean Gorman

Yesterday's Security Fix post mentions work by Sean Gorman to map American critical infrastructure. Sean wrote a book titled Networks, Security And Complexity: The Role of Public Policy in Critical Infrastructure Protection based on his studies. I don't plan to buy this book since I cannot justify spending $75 on an academic text, but it does look interesting!

2 comments:

Zeroth said...

I don't get it; half the books on your review list are equally overpriced.

I couldn't justify 9/10 of the textbooks I had to buy in school, either. Especially since the bookstore buys them back ten weeks later at 15% of their pricetag :-(

Richard Bejtlich said...

You're kidding, right? Amazon.com lists the book for $75 (full price) for 153 pages. My book lists at Amazon.com for $34.89 (and I just bought it for $27 elsewhere) for 832 pages. That's 3 to 4 cents per page for my book, compared to 49 cents per page for Sean's.

Granted, many books are published with big fonts and fluffy "chapter summaries" and "ask the author" sections at the end, but Sean's book is clearly aimed at a different audience.