Selected News Items and Interviews

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2014

April 11, 2014 • CSO
Schneier: Internet Has Delivered a "Golden Age of Surveillance"

April 9, 2014 • Threatpost
Bruce Schneier: Technology Magnifies Power in Surveillance Era

April 9, 2014 • SecurityWeek
Surveillance is the Business Model of the Internet: Bruce Schneier

March 20, 2014 • MakeUseOf
Security Expert Bruce Schneier On Passwords, Privacy and Trust

March 16, 2014 • Politico Magazine
Glenn Greenwald's Encryption Guru

March 10, 2014 • Public Radio International
Don't Look Now, but our Smart Machines May Be Sharing Data about You with... Anyone

March 4, 2014 • Infosecurity
TrustyCon 2014: NSA Surveillance "a Benign Enemy," Says Bruce Schneier

February 27, 2014 • The Register
Q&A: Schneier on Trust, NSA Spying and the End of US Internet Hegemony

February 26, 2014 • PC Magazine SecurityWatch
RSAC: Defeating NSA Surveillance Isn't the Real Problem

Februrary 26, 2014 • NetworkWorld
Are Apple iOS, OS X Flaws Really Backdoors for Spies?

February 26, 2014 • Threatpost
The NSA is "Not Made of Magic"

February 26, 2014 • The Register
Schneier: NSA Snooping Tactics Will Be Copied by Criminals in 3 to 5 Years

February 25, 2014 • SC Magazine
RSA 2014: Bruce Schneier Champions Encryption in 'Golden Age' of Government Surveillance

February 25, 2014 • TechWeek Europe
RSA 2014: Bruce Schneier—Privacy Has Not Been Lost To The NSA

January 28, 2014 • The Privacy Advisor
What's Bruce Schneier Doing at Co3?

January 20, 2013 • IT Security Guru
Bruce Schneier: "It Is Not Prevention or Detection, It Is Response"

January 16, 2014 • Huffington Post
"The NSA Wasn't Forthcoming," So a Computer Security Expert Briefed Congress Instead

January 7, 2014 • USA Today
Q&A: Cybersecurity Guru Bruce Schneier Joins a Startup

January 6, 2014 • Dark Reading
Bruce Schneier Departs BT For Startup Co3 Systems

2013

November 25, 2013 • Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Q&A with Bruce Schneier

November 22, 2013 • World Economic Forum
Interview: We Have Made Surveillance Too Cheap

November 21, 2013 • The Weekly Wonk
Congress Can Give You Back the Internet

November 18, 2013 • Ars Technica
Schneier Tells Washington NSA Broke Internet's Security for Everyone

November 11, 2013 • The Economist
New Threat Model Army

November 7, 2013 • ComputerWorld
Security Expert Seeks to Make Surveillance Costly Again

November 6, 2013 • Dark Reading
Schneier: Make Wide-Scale Surveillance Too Expensive

November 5, 2013 • Techdirt
Former DHS/NSA Official Attacks Bruce Schneier With Bizarre, Factually Incorrect, Nonsensical Rant

October 31, 2013 • FedScoop
NSA and the Murky Relationship Between Contractors, Government Secrets and Journalism

September 23, 2013 • MIT Technology Review
Bruce Schneier: NSA Spying is Making Us Less Safe

September 3, 2013 • MinnPost
Five More Questions: Privacy Expert Bruce Schneier Sees Outdated Data Laws Benefiting Feds, Businesses

August 7, 2013 • Ars Technica
If Bruce Schneier Ran the NSA, He'd Ask a Basic Question: "Does It Do Any Good?"

July 17, 2013 • TED Blog
Security Experts Bruce Schneier and Mikko Hypponen on the NSA, PRISM and Why We Should Be Worried

May 31, 2013 • InfoWorld
Security Guru: FBI Internet-Tapping Good for Criminals, Bad for Everyone Else

April 8, 2013 • Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Interview: "It's Pretty Much Impossible" To Protect Online Privacy

April 4, 2013 • My Heart's in Accra
Schneier and Zittrain on Digital Security and the Power of Metaphors

March 5, 2013 • ComputerWorld
Bruce Schneier: "We Live in a Feudal Security World"

March 4, 2013 • BtoB
The Compulsion to Share

February 26, 2013 • CRN
Security Expert: Trusting Service Providers With Security Is Dangerous

February 20, 2013 • Business Insider
Here's How Hackers Took Over the Burger King Twitter Account

January 31, 2013 • National Electric Sector Cybersecurity Organization
Interview: Critical Infrastructure Security Perspectives From Bruce Schneier

2012

December 24, 2012 • ReadWrite
Schneier on Digital Feudalism, Cyberterrorism and Zombie SOPA

December 17, 2012 • Computerworld Hong Kong
Complexity the Worst Enemy of Security

November 20, 2012 • Networks Asia
Reacting May Be Best IT Security Solution

November 19, 2012 • ZDNet
Anticipating Threats Ineffective in Enhancing Security

November 14, 2012 • Quartz
One Man's Crusade to End the Hysteria over Cyberwar

November 7, 2012 • Business Insider
Now We Must 'Pledge Allegiance' To Apple Or Google To Stay Safe

October 11, 2012 • SC Magazine
RSA Conference: Governments Trying to "Seize Control" of the Internet

October 11, 2012 • The Register
Stick Punters' Mugs on E-banking Pages, That'll End Fraud - Schneier

October 10, 2012 • Information Age
Schneier Calls for Societal Pressure to Fight Cyber Crime

October 10, 2012 • V3.co.uk
RSA London 2012: Governments Will Fail in Bid to Control Internet, claims Bruce Schneier

September 5, 2012 • Privacy PC
Layers of Security

August 11, 2012 • The New York Times
Trust: Ill-Advised in a Digital Age

August 8, 2012 • eSecurity Planet
Security Tips from Bruce Schneier

August 2, 2012 • eSecurity Planet
Can Morality Improve Security?

June 18, 2012 • Network World
Stuxnet Cyberattack by US a "Destabilizing and Dangerous" Course of Action, Security Expert Bruce Schneier Says

March 1, 2012 • Infosecurity
RSA 2012: Are Software Liability Laws Needed?

February 29, 2012 • Infosecurity
RSA 2012: Schneier on Why Anonymous Is Not a Group and Why They're Certainly Not As Good As You Think They Are

February 29, 2012 • The Register
Government, Business, Military are Internet Security Threats

February 29, 2012 • CRN
RSA 2012: Three Greatest (And Suprising) Internet Security Dangers

February 29, 2012 • Infosecurity
RSA 2012: Schneier Reveals Three Biggest Information Security Risks in 2012

February 23, 2012 • Ars Technica
Schneier: Government, Big Data Pose Bigger 'Net Threat than Criminals

February 23, 2012 • The Browser and Salon
Bruce Schneier on Trust

February 14, 2012 • Network World
13 Security Myths You'll Hear -- But Should You Believe?

February 2012 • Technology and Society
Liars and Outliers

2011

November 1, 2011 • Network World
The Security Industry All-Stars

September 8, 2011 • SYS-KON
Most Powerful Voices in Security: Who are the Top 25?

August 12, 2011 • Homeland Security Newswire
Attackers Have Advantage in Cyberspace, Says Cybersecurity Expert

July 11, 2011 • Infosecurity
Interview: BT's Bruce Schneier

May 10, 2011 • The Motley Fool
The 5 Biggest Biases We Fall Victim to

May 4, 2011 • Kotaku
Don't Blame Sony, You Can't Trust ANY Networks

January 24, 2011 • Esquire Politics Blog
America's Necessary Response to Moscow's Airport Attack: Nothing

2010

December 3, 2010 • Computerworld
Bruce Schneier: We Need "Cyberwar Hotlines" to Match Nuclear Hotlines

November 19, 2010 • Popular Mechanics
Security and Terrorism Expert Bruce Schneier: TSA Scans "Won't Catch Anybody"

November 11, 2010 • Silicon Republic
Special Report: Bruce Schneier on the Future of IT Security

November 6, 2010 • Tech Europe
Bruce Schneier Writes Down Passwords. So Can You

May 11, 2010 • CSO Security and Risk
CSO Compass Award: Bruce Schneier

May 5, 2010 • Lexington Herald-Leader
Security Expert: Data Is the Pollution of the Information Age

May 4, 2010 • Salon.com
What Faisal Shahzad could learn from "The Wire"

May 3, 2010 • Australian PC Authority
Top 10 Science and Technology Writers

April 2010 • ChannelWeb
Security Superstars 2010: Visionaries

March 3, 2010 • V3.co.uk
RSA 2010: Q&A with Bruce Schneier

March 2010 • American University Alumni Spotlight
Security Guru Bruce Schneier '88 Demystifies Technology

February 16, 2010 • Simple-Talk
Bruce Schneier: Geek of the Week

Winter 2010 • Technicolor Security Newsletter
Be Our Guest: Bruce Schneier

2009

December 29, 2009 • The Atlantic
Bruce Schneier on TSA Absurdity and the Need for Resilience

December 18, 2009 • The Wall Street Journal
Skipping to the Head of the Security Line

December 9, 2009 • ZDNet UK
Schneier: Steps to Combat File-Sharing Are Misguided

December 8, 2009 • Infosecurity
Cybercrime Is Crime with Different Tactics -- Interview with Bruce Schneier

November 27, 2009 • Gulf News
Cloud Computing is Here to Stay

October 23, 2009 • PaperJam
Present State of Security

October 23, 2009 • CNET
Q&A: Schneier Warns of Marketers and Dancing Pigs

March 31, 2009 • Technology & Business
The Cloud Is Hype, the Conversation the Same, Transparency Is Key

March 2, 2009 • The Financial Express
"We Focus on Defending Against Tactics Rather than Threat"

February 9, 2009 • Brooklyn Daily Eagle
"Schneier on Security;" A Judge’s Son Builds a Reputation of Cryptic Fame

February 2009 • International Association of Privacy Professionals
Q&A With Bruce Schneier

January 16, 2009 • Reason
Safe, But Also Sorry

January 14, 2009 • Government Technology
Security Expert Bruce Schneier: Budget Should be Priority for National CTO

January 5, 2009 • The New York Times
That Tiresome Warning About Inappropriate Jokes

January 5, 2009 • CSO
Bruce Schneier: More on the Broad View of Security

2008

December 16, 2008 • CIO Insight
Bruce Schneier on IT Insecurity

December 1, 2008 • Security Magazine
Top 25 Most Influential People in the Security Industry

November 12, 2008 • Datamation
Bruce Schneier: Securing Your PC and Your Privacy

November 6, 2008 • CIO Insight
Interview with Bruce Schneier

November 2008 • The Atlantic
The Things He Carried

October 3, 2008 • The Irish Times
Data Guru Says Secret to Security Is to Focus on People

October 1, 2008 • Dr. Dobb's Journal
Security Is a State of Mind

September 8, 2008 • Telecom Asia
Living in an Insecure World

June 9, 2008 • EdgeDaily
Net Value: Combat Cyber Threats

June 5, 2008 • The Star
A Silver Lining in a Gloomy Outlook

June 2, 2008 • CSO
Bruce Schneier Q&A: The Endless Broadening of Security

April 23, 2008 • IDG News Service
Schneier: Lots of Security Software is "Snake Oil"

April 9, 2008 • CNET
Bruce Schneier's New View on Security Theater

Mar/Apr 2008 • EDUCAUSE Review
On People, the Death of Privacy, and Data Pollution

March 31, 2008 • Network World
Bruce Schneier Shares Security Ideas at Museum

March 20, 2008 • ebiz
Does the Security Industry Have a Future?

March 19, 2008 • Science Progress
The Halfway House Between Science and Secrets

February 23, 2008 • Minneapolis Star Tribune
Expert Says Security Benefits Must Be Weighed Against Tradeoffs

February 22, 2008 • InfoWorld
Computer Security's Dubious Future

February 12, 2008 • Computerworld Hong Kong
The Insider

February 01, 2008 • ITWire
Talking Security with Bruce Almighty

January 31, 2008 • CRN Australia
Information is our Only Security Weapon: Bruce Schneier at Linux.conf.au

January 24, 2008 • CPSR
CPSR's 2008 Norbert Wiener Award given to Bruce Schneier

January 15, 2008 • SearchSecurity
Bruce Schneier Reflects on a Decade of Security Trends

2007

December 27, 2007 • Computerworld
Bruce Almighty: Schneier preaches security to Linux faithful

December 4, 2007 • Freakonomics (New York Times Blog)
Bruce Schneier Blazes Through Your Questions

Nov/Dec 2007 • Asian Security Review
Everything about IT Security Will Change

November 27, 2007 • The Straits Times
Guru Beaks Farewell to IT Security Firms

November 6, 2007 • Infosecurity
Interview: the Value of Bruce

November 6, 2007 • The Edmonton Journal
Criminal Hackers Gaining Advantage

October 24, 2007 • ZDNet
Schneier: Beware Security Products

September 23, 1997 • The Daily Yomiuri
Keeping Secrets in the Digital Age

August 22, 2007 • City Pages
Everything We Know About Security Is Wrong

August 1, 2007 • The Command Line
Interview: Bruce Schneier

July 30, 2007
Interview with Kip Hawley

June 27, 2007 • Slate
Killer Ideas

June 27, 2007 • Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Getting To Blocked Websites Not As Hard As You Think

May/Jun 2007 • Infosecurity
Interview: Bruce Schneier

May 16, 2007 • IT Security
Is Security a Solvable Problem?

May 16, 2007 • World at Six
Trading Off Crime with Terrorism

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

May 6, 2007 • Digi.no
Bedre på sikkerhet, verre for brukerne

May 6, 2007 • Dagens IT
Regn med at kundene er idioter

April 30, 2007 • CNET News.com
Schneier Questions Need for Security Industry

April 10, 2007 • 10 Zen Monkeys
Homeland Security Follies

March 27, 2007 • Electronic Frontier Foundation
Bruce Schneier receives EFF Pioneer Award
Audio of the acceptance speech is available.

March 22, 2007 • New Jersey Jewish News
Expert Warns of On-line Identity Theft

March 18, 2007 • The Economic Times
Code Cracker Hot

March 12, 2007 • The Hindustan Times
Global Cyber Cop Hits Town, Says Hacking Is Passe

February 10, 2007 • InformationWeek
High Five: Meet Bruce Schneier, CTO Of BT Counterpane

February 7, 2007 • Network World
RSA '07: Bruce Schneier Casts Light on Psychology of Security

February 2, 2007 • LinuxWorld
Why Don't Companies Buy More Secure Software?

February 1, 2007 • Dark Reading
Schneier: In Touch with Security's Sensitive Side

January 9, 2007 • Dark Reading
Schneier on Schneier

January 2, 2007 • The New York Times
And You Thought Snow Globes Were Harmless Decorations

January 2007 • Rebecca's Pocket
Bloggers on Blogging

2006

December 17, 2006 • The New York Times
Theater of the Absurd at the T.S.A.

November 20, 2006 • Digital Identity Forum
Podcast

November 19, 2006 • Pioneer Press
The Security Evangelist

November 17, 2006 • The Providence Journal
Expert Urges Detective Work to Battle Terror

September 24, 2006 • Associated Press
Encryption Expert Teaches Security

June 30, 2006 • Minnesota Public Radio
I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watching Me

June 10, 2006 • ACLU-NJ Membership Conference
Counterterrorism in America: Security Theater Against Movie-Plot Threats [video]

June 6, 2006 • Seven Days
Tales from the Cryptographer

May 26, 2006 • Roger Grimes wrote about Bruce Schneier for InfoWorld
Channeling Common Sense

May 15, 2006 • Baseline
Steal These Ideas: 5 Security Experts' Tips and Techniques

April 2006 • Dr. Dobb's Journal
2006 Dr. Dobb's Journal Excellence in Programming Award

March 27, 2006 • SAP Info
"Life is Insecurity"

February 2006 • SCIP
Interview with Bruce Schneier [English PDF] [German PDF]

2005

December 15, 2005 • SC Magazine
The Top 5 Influential IT Security Thinkers

October 28, 2005 • Isacaroma Newsletter
Bruce Schneier: Questions & Answers

October 6, 2005 • TG Daily
Does Trusted Computing provide security for users or from them?

September 19, 2005 • Secure Flight Working Group
Secure Flight Final Report [PDF]

July 27, 2005 • Government Technology
On the Record

July 18, 2005 • The Wall Street Journal
Recommended Reading: Getting Smart About Information Security

April 11, 2005 • InfoWorld
2005 CTO 25 Award

March 23, 2005 • The Mercury News
The Cryptography Guru

2004

December 2004 • Turnrow
An Interview with Bruce Schneier

October 4, 2004 • Searchsecurity.com
Schneier: Microsoft still has work to do

September 10, 2004 • CIO Update
Beyond Fear

August 30, 2004 • Neowin
Neowin Interview: Bruce Schneier

August 30, 2004 • Washington Technology
Survival Guide: Bruce Schneier

April 2004 • Del Rey Online
Author Q&A: Bruce vs. Bruce

March 17, 2004 • Newsweek
'An Enormous Waste of Money'

2003

December 26, 2003 • USA Today
How to Avoid Pickpockets, and Other Horror Stories

December 12, 2003 • InfoWorld
The Visionaries: IT Leaders Make Predictions about the Future

December 12, 2003 • ComputerSweden
"Bankernas kunder utan säkerhet"

December 2003 • Information Security
The Best: People

November 24, 2003 • Computerworld
Q&A: Improved Security Requires IT Diversity

September 10, 2003 • Investor's Business Daily
Security Executive Stresses Trade-Offs

September 2, 2003 • BusinessWeek
"We've Made Bad Security Tradeoffs"

September 1, 2003 • CSO Magazine
Bruce Schneier: The Evolution of a Cryptographer

March 24, 2003 • Washington Technology
Perspectives from the Field: Bruce Schneier, Encryption Expert

2002

December 2, 2002 • CNET News.com
Security Vision: Bruce Schneier

September 2002 • The Atlantic
Homeland Insecurity

2001

September 28, 2001 • PC World
Three Minutes With Security Expert Bruce Schneier

July 16, 2001
Testimony before the Senate Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space

2000

November 2, 2000 • The Register
The Encryption Algorithm Demolition Derby

1999

December 29, 1999 • Business Week
Words of Warning from a Cyber-Security Guru

October 29, 1999 • Slashdot
Crypto Guru Bruce Schneier Answers

September 1, 1999 • PC Magazine
Editors' Choice: Security Suites

1998

August 10, 1998 • PC Week
Strong Cryptography Can't Protect a Weak System

1997

June 1997 • Wired
Common Sense Crypto

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