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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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Bruce Schneier on the NSA’s Surveillance 2: Eavesdropping on Everything

Bruce Schneier and the Occupy Radio host now discuss cost efficiency of the NSA’s programs and broad data mining as well as the political aspects of the matter. – We have been able to voice an opinion on the breadth of the spying that is happening against us? – The breadth, the depth, the...

Bruce Schneier: NSA is Wasteful and Dangerous

During a podcast on Occupy Radio, the host and a renowned security expert Bruce Schneier get to discuss the NSA practices in terms of treating citizen privacy and other related issues. – Bruce Schneier is an internationally recognized expert on cryptography and data security. He was dubbed a...

Layers of Security 4: Fighting Terror by Refusing to Be Terrorized

In the final part of the interview, Bruce Schneier gets to some conclusions on whether the cost of current security policies is worth the benefit, speaks on the war metaphor effect, and where the sensible line should be drawn in fighting terrorism. – Now, Bruce, you’ve just pointed something out and...

Layers of Security 3: Are We on the Right Track?

Bruce Schneier outlines the things in airplane security that he deems the right ones to focus on, and explains some downsides of the current state of affairs. – Tell me a bit more about security. If, in your opinion, what we need to do is spend more of the money we currently spend on screening at...

Layers of Security 2: The World after 9/11

Bruce Schneier now looks into the scope of terrorism threats in the last decade and further elaborates on the way airport security changed after the 9/11 attack. – So you see you are not alone, I think, in security analysts saying: “Hey, we don’t need to spend so much money on this stuff, and...

Bruce Schneier: Layers of Security

Bruce Schneier, the well-known American cryptographer and security specialist, gives an interview to Radio New Zealand’s Bryan Crump during his visit to the country, discussing real-world security issues and whether anti-terror measures done by the authorities worldwide are as effective as...

Privacy in the Age of Big Data 2: Is Death of Privacy Real?

Speaking on the way personal user information is handled by large data aggregates such as social networks, Bruce Schneier gets to the point of obscure privacy policies and the issue of restricted customer choices. It’s a common delusion that people don’t care about privacy; that young people don’t...

Bruce Schneier on Privacy in the Age of Big Data

Computer security expert and writer Bruce Schneier analyzes the trends of personal data collection and usage in the increasingly technological society. The topic of this panel is: “What’s going on out there?” I thought I would list what’s going on out there, talking about several...

Bruce Schneier’s public lecture: Liars and Outliers 5. Questions and Answers

Ending his lecture at NZITF, Bruce Schneier announces the Q&A section where he answers relevant questions from the audience on the topic. I’m happy to take questions on sort of any of this, and then after that on sort of greater topics, since I know there’s a lot of things I didn’t talk about. Q:...

Bruce Schneier’s public lecture: Liars and Outliers 4. Security Gap Concept

Bruce Schneier explains the causes of security gap between e-crime and law enforcement, and makes some final points before the Q&A part of the presentation. Technology results in the balance changing. We have this balance in cooperation defectors, technology changes it somehow, and society has to...