Essays and Op Eds

2007

December 13, 2007 • Wired News
Why "Anonymous" Data Sometimes Isn't

December 2007 • Information Security
Caution: Turbulence Ahead

Nov/Dec 2007 • IEEE Security and Privacy
The Death of the Security Industry

November 29, 2007 • Wired News
How Does Bruce Schneier Protect His Laptop Data? With His Fists — and PGP

November 15, 2007 • Wired News
Did NSA Put a Secret Backdoor in New Encryption Standard?

November 2007 • Information Security
Cyberwar: Myth or Reality?

November 1, 2007 • Wired News
How We Won the War on Thai Chili Sauce

October 18, 2007 • Wired News
Economics, Not Apathy, Exposes Chemical Plants To Danger

October 5, 2007 • OutlookBusiness
Paying the Cost of Insecure Software [PDF]

October 4, 2007 • Wired News
Gathering "Storm" Superworm Poses Grave Threat to PC Nets

September 20, 2007 • Wired News
Lesson From Tor Hack: Anonymity and Privacy Aren't the Same

September 6, 2007 • Wired News
NBA Ref Scandal Warns of Single Points of Failure

September 2007 • Information Security
Home Users: A Public Health Problem?

August 23, 2007 • Wired News
Time to Close Gaps in Emergency Communications

August 9, 2007 • Wired News
E-Voting Certification Gets Security Completely Backward

August 3, 2007
Interview with Kip Hawley

July 26, 2007 • Wired News
Disaster Planning Is Critical, but Pick a Reasonable Disaster

July 12, 2007 • Wired News
The Evolutionary Brain Glitch That Makes Terrorism Fail

June 28, 2007 • Wired News
Strong Laws, Smart Tech Can Stop Abusive "Data Reuse"

June 14, 2007 • Wired News
Portrait of the Modern Terrorist as an Idiot

May 31, 2007 • Wired News
Don't Look a Leopard in the Eye, and Other Security Advice

May 17, 2007 • Wired News
Virginia Tech Lesson: Rare Risks Breed Irrational Responses

May 8, 2007 • Testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee
Will REAL ID Actually Make Us Safer?

May 6, 2007 • IEEE Computers and Security
Nonsecurity Considerations in Security Decisions

May 3, 2007 • Wired News
Do We Really Need a Security Industry?

May 2007 • Communications of the ACM
Psychology of Security

May 2007 • Information Security
Is Big Brother a Big Deal?

April 19, 2007 • Wired News
How Security Companies Sucker Us With Lemons

April 5, 2007 • Wired News
Vigilantism Is a Poor Response to Cyberattack

March 26, 2007 • Forbes
How to Not Catch Terrorists

March 22, 2007 • Wired News
Why the Human Brain Is a Poor Judge of Risk

March 8, 2007 • Wired News
The Problem With Copycat Cops

March 4, 2007 • The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Real-ID: Costs and Benefits

March 2007 • Information Security
Is Penetration Testing Worth It?

February 27, 2007 • Minneapolis Star Tribune
Privatizing the Police Puts Us at Greater Risk

February 22, 2007 • Wired News
Why Smart Cops Do Dumb Things

February 12, 2007 • Forbes
Why Vista's DRM Is Bad For You

February 8, 2007 • Wired News
An American Idol for Crypto Geeks

February 7, 2007
The Psychology of Security

January 25, 2007 • Wired News
In Praise of Security Theater

January 22, 2007 • Forbes
Solving Identity Theft

January 21, 2007 • The New York Times and The Mercury News
Life in the Fast Lane

January 19, 2007 • New York Daily News
Camera Phones vs. Crime: Now We're Talking

January 16, 2007 • San Francisco Chronicle and Arizona Daily Star
On Police Security Cameras

January 15, 2007 • Wired News
Secure Passwords Keep You Safer

January 8, 2007 • Forbes
They're Watching

January 2007 • Information Security
Does Secrecy Help Protect Personal Information?

January 2007 • ENISA Quarterly
Information Security and Externalities

January 2007 • CSO Online
Schneier: Full Disclosure of Security Vulnerabilities a 'Damned Good Idea'

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