Saturday, February 03, 2007

"Art of Software Security Assessment, The"

Just got a new post in my RSS feed from the authors' blog for "The Art of Software Security Assessment: Identifying and Preventing Software Vulnerabilities". Justin Schuh says that InformIT has their book on sale at a significant savings. I did some cursory checking, and InformIT does seem to have the best price. Ground shipping was free, so my total (after adding tax) was $35.88. Not bad. Amazon wants list price for it, so don't by it there.

I've been meaning to buy this book since it came out. This offer seemed like a good reason to get around to doing that. Obviously, since I'm just now buying it, I can't offer a review. However, a number of people whose opinions on this topic I respect, like Dave Aitel, and the Matasano guys, indicate that it is well worth reading.

I'll try and get a proper review in, but my reading backlog is already comically long. But mostly I wanted to point out that this looks like a cool book, and if you're going to buy it, do so at this price.

Update: Uh oh, I got an email that it is backordered. "We strive to fill backorders within 30 days. If we are unable to ship your backordered item(s) within that time frame, we will cancel the item(s) on backorder and you will receive an e-mail confirmation of the cancellation." Good thing I'm not in a hurry. I hope I didn't talk anyone into wasting their time waiting if it's not going to come.

Update 2: It arrived on Feb. 19. The guys posted a blog entry about the delays. I suspect they have the stock straightened out now.


John McDonald said...

Oops! We asked the publisher about this, and they said there's actually a minor problem at the warehouse, but everything should be straightened out in a day or two.

Ryan Russell said...

Great, thanks John!