asdf May 16, 2009 6:10 AM

It seems that Schneier’s lack of a Ph.D. degree was never mentioned during the interview…

Just Wondering May 16, 2009 12:16 PM


What does that have to do with anything?

Or are you suggesting that he’s impersonating a Ph.D. doctorate? Or perhaps that without a Ph.D. he is incapable of knowing anything about cryptography?

I’m not just being snarky, I really want to know what the lack of a Ph.D. degree has to do with anything Bruce does?

Brad Conte May 18, 2009 6:35 PM

I recall reading a paper co-authored by Schneier a while back and I saw his name prefaced by “Dr.” Despite the fact he didn’t complete a formal academic thesis (and whatnot), I’m sure that his contribution to the field has more than qualified him for an honorary Ph.D. And in my opinion, anyone who can — through hard work in the real world — attain an honorary Ph.D. definitely deserves the title.

Anyway, I just wanted to mention an interview-related fact: Schneier’s name showed up in a CNN article on whole-body imaging: .

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