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Bruce Schneier

Bruce Schneier Bruce Schneier is a distinguished American security researcher, cryptographer and writer. Bruce is generally known for his unconventional and intriguing perspective on computer and societal security in a variety of its forms: counterterrorism, e-crime fighting, personal and corporate safety, identity protection, etc.
Position: Chief Technology Officer of BT Managed Security Solutions.
Bestsellers: “Applied Cryptography” (1994, 96), “Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World” (2000), “Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World” (2003), “Liars and Outliers” (2012).

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The State of Incident Response by Bruce Schneier 5: Questions and Answers

Bruce Schneier takes questions from the Black Hat attendees about issues related to incident response such as under-investing in defense, striking back, etc. So, with that, I’m happy to take questions. Or not, but that seems odd. Alright, so, the way this works is one person has to raise their hand, and...

The State of Incident Response by Bruce Schneier 4: OODA Loops in Cybersecurity

The concept of OODA loops, which originated in the U.S. Air Force, is being explained and extrapolated to digital incident response in this entry. Alright, so, people, process, and technology. The key here is making it scale. I’m at the follow-on sentence from Lorrie Cranor, she wrote: “However,...

The State of Incident Response by Bruce Schneier 3: Effects of the Prospect Theory

The nuances covered by Bruce Schneier in this part are related to the psychological effects on IT security, namely the behavioral patterns for loss aversion. Now my one piece of psychology. I am going to try to explain security in terms of one psychological theory. And the theory is “prospect...

The State of Incident Response by Bruce Schneier 2: Security-Related IT Economics

Having highlighted the basic IT security trends, Bruce Schneier moves on to dwell on the economic facet of the contemporary cybersecurity. Now I want to give you some IT economics that’s relevant to security. I have four pieces of economics that matter for IT and matter for security, and I think the more...

The State of Incident Response by Bruce Schneier

This series of articles reflects a Black Hat talk by prominent computer security expert Bruce Schneier where he covers the current state of incident response. I’m going to talk about incident response. I’m going to talk about it in kind of a meandering fashion. I’m going to talk about three trends in...

Bruce Schneier on The Matthew Filipowicz Show 2: Obstacles to Restoring Trust for the NSA

As a follow-up on the interview, Bruce Schneier explains his perspective of ways for the NSA to regain citizens’ trust and the economic aspects of the matter. – I’m talking to Bruce Schneier, a security technologist, encryption specialist and author. Let’s talk about the political side of what...

Bruce Schneier on The Matthew Filipowicz Show: NSA Working with Tech Companies to Insert Weaknesses into Code

This entry reflects a down-to-earth discussion with security guru Bruce Schneier about how the NSA endangers regular PC users while spying on alleged adversaries. – Alright, joining me now here on the Matthew Filipowicz show is Bruce Schneier. Bruce is a security technologist and encryption...

Bruce Schneier on the NSA’s Surveillance 5: Possible Backlash of Ubiquitous Spying

The Occupy Radio host and Bruce Schneier now dwell on the probable outcomes of the NSA’s spying activities and try to depict the future state of affairs. – Ok, now that exists on a domestic scale and it exists on an international scale: we want to have power over a government. I’m curious: is our...

Bruce Schneier on the NSA’s Surveillance 4: The Social Value of Privacy

The radio talk show host and security expert Bruce Schneier now discuss the amount and methods of data collection by the NSA and how it affects citizen privacy. – I’m speaking with authoritative security expert Bruce Schneier about the data collecting agency, the NSA. We’re talking about fear, real...

Bruce Schneier on the NSA’s Surveillance 3: Misperceptions of Terrorism

The collocutors are now shifting the focus over to issues of defining terrorism and the role of corporate profit and political power in today’s NSA activities. – The fix is bringing all out into the open? – Yes. Like with any other program, we have to know if what they’re doing is legal, if...