Book Review
I’ve been reviewing books for Canadian Security for a dozen years or so — more than a quarter of its existence — so I’m either experienced or old.
When I first saw James Hoggan’s book, “I’m Right and You’re an Idiot,” I sadly thought, Well, there goes my autobiography title.
Bruce Tulgan’s new volume is the revised, updated version of his similarly titled “Not Everyone Gets A Trophy – How to Manage Generation Y” I reviewed almost nine years ago.
Three is a very significant number.
Heather Mac Donald once wrote a book titled “Are Cops Racist?” Just looking at that title shows it’s an unfair question. Just about any answer can be a correct one. Her latest book is “The War On Cops — How The New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe.” The title is more reasoned, but still seems to leave nuance out.
There’s a saying, “A lie travels around the globe while the truth is putting on its shoes,” that many attribute to Mark Twain.
As our world and our businesses grow more complex, our writing must reflect this and help make them more understandable.
I recently attended the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Annual Conference in San Diego. Besides some terrific presentations and networking events, there was a bookstore. I’m a sucker for bookstores and I picked up enough books that I had to pay duty when I came back. One of those books was Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking, by Christopher Hadnagy. This is a worthwhile book for anyone in the security management and operations field, including investigations. And while it’s heavily IT-flavoured, it’s not just for the IT folks — in fact, it’s likely more valuable to non-IT personnel.
There’s a new book for security personnel and right in the Preface, it’s described as “a helpful practical tool that references Canadian best practices and laws”¦” And it is. 

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