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This sobering description of many computer-related failures throughout our world deflates the hype and hubris of the industry. Peter Neumann analyzes the failure modes, recommends sequences for prevention and ends his unique book with some broadening reflections on the future.--Ralph Nader, Consumer AdvocateThis book is much more than a collection of computer mishaps; it i This sobering description of many computer-related failures throughout our world deflates the hype and hubris of the industry. Peter Neumann analyzes the failure modes, recommends sequences for prevention and ends his unique book with some broadening reflections on the future.--Ralph Nader, Consumer AdvocateThis book is much more than a collection of computer mishaps; it is a serious, technically oriented book written by one of the worlds leading experts on computer risks. The book summarizes many real events involving computer technologies and the people who depend on those technologies, with widely ranging causes and effects. It considers problems attributable to hardware, software, people, and natural causes. Examples include disasters (such as the Black Hawk helicopter and Iranian Airbus shootdowns, the Exxon Valdez, and various transportation accidents); malicious hacker attacks; outages of telephone systems and computer networks; financial losses; and many other strange happenstances (squirrels downing power grids, and April Fools Day pranks).Computer-Related Risks addresses problems involving reliability, safety, security, privacy, and human well-being. It includes analyse


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This sobering description of many computer-related failures throughout our world deflates the hype and hubris of the industry. Peter Neumann analyzes the failure modes, recommends sequences for prevention and ends his unique book with some broadening reflections on the future.--Ralph Nader, Consumer AdvocateThis book is much more than a collection of computer mishaps; it i This sobering description of many computer-related failures throughout our world deflates the hype and hubris of the industry. Peter Neumann analyzes the failure modes, recommends sequences for prevention and ends his unique book with some broadening reflections on the future.--Ralph Nader, Consumer AdvocateThis book is much more than a collection of computer mishaps; it is a serious, technically oriented book written by one of the worlds leading experts on computer risks. The book summarizes many real events involving computer technologies and the people who depend on those technologies, with widely ranging causes and effects. It considers problems attributable to hardware, software, people, and natural causes. Examples include disasters (such as the Black Hawk helicopter and Iranian Airbus shootdowns, the Exxon Valdez, and various transportation accidents); malicious hacker attacks; outages of telephone systems and computer networks; financial losses; and many other strange happenstances (squirrels downing power grids, and April Fools Day pranks).Computer-Related Risks addresses problems involving reliability, safety, security, privacy, and human well-being. It includes analyse

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  1. 4 out of 5

    Keith

    It is fascinating how many ways things can go wrong. I've read other books along similar lines and wish I could find the titles. I remember the theme of one of them was that multiple small problems left unfixed are a setup for disaster. It is fascinating how many ways things can go wrong. I've read other books along similar lines and wish I could find the titles. I remember the theme of one of them was that multiple small problems left unfixed are a setup for disaster.

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