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886REVEIW: "Zero Day", David Baldacci

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  • Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon & Han
    Jan 31, 2012
      BKZERODY.RVW 20111213

      "Zero Day", David Baldacci, 2011, 978-1-4555-0414-5, U$29.99/C$32.99
      %A David Baldacci www.DavidBaldacci.com
      %C 237 Park Ave, New York, NY 10017
      %D 2011
      %G 978-1-4555-0414-5 0446573019
      %I Hachette Book Group
      %O U$29.99/C$32.99
      %O Audience n- Tech 1 Writing 2 (see revfaq.htm for explanation)
      %P 643 p.
      %T "Zero Day"

      At one time, in information security terminology, "zero day" meant a
      measure of difficulty or vulnerability. That meaning has been largely
      destroyed by overexposure in the media. Today it simply means "we
      want to scare you."

      To top it all off, here is this book by David Baldacci. As a common-
      or-garden thriller it is OK. But it has nothing to do with computers.
      Nothing to do with information security. Zip. Zero (you should
      pardon the expression). Zilch. Nada. Null. None. Nugatory. Not a
      sausage. The titular phrase isn't even used anywhere in the book. It
      seems to have been used as a title simply to say "we want you to think
      this is really, really scary."

      copyright, Robert M. Slade 2011 BKZERODY.RVW 20111213

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      Henslowe: Mr. Fennyman, allow me to explain about the theatre
      business. The natural condition is one of insurmountable
      obstacles on the road to imminent disaster.
      Fennyman: So what do we do?
      Henslowe: Nothing. Strangely enough, it all turns out well.
      Fennyman: How?
      Henslowe: I don't know. It's a mystery.
      - Shakespeare in Love (1998)
      victoria.tc.ca/techrev/rms.htm http://www.infosecbc.org/links