Beyond the Codes

Review: Secrets and Lies,” by Bruce Schneier

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Beyond the Codes

book cover, secrets and lies

Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World
by Bruce Schneier, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2000, ISBN 0-471-25311-1, 413 pp., $29.99.

At the end of August, Emulex Corp., a Costa Mesa, Calif., manufacturer of fiber channel adapters and other networking products, was the victim of a scam that sent its Wall Street valuation plummeting. According to Federal prosecutors, a former employee of Internet Wire, the service Emulex used to distribute its press releases, happened to have sold some Emulex stock short.

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Asad Madni and the Life-Saving Sensor

His pivot from defense helped a tiny tuning-fork prevent SUV rollovers and plane crashes

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Asad Madni and the Life-Saving Sensor

In 1992, Asad M. Madni sat at the helm of BEI Sensors and Controls, overseeing a product line that included a variety of sensor and inertial-navigation devices, but its customers were less varied—mainly, the aerospace and defense electronics industries.

And he had a problem.

The Cold War had ended, crashing the U.S. defense industry. And business wasn’t going to come back anytime soon. BEI needed to identify and capture new customers—and quickly.

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