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Audio: Thought Leadership: Bruce Schneier on ‘A Hacker’s Mind’

  • Cyber Security America
  • March 14, 2023

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Welcome to Cyber Security America, the podcast where we delve deep into the world of cybersecurity and provide insights on past trends, current challenges, and areas for improvement. Our goal is to help you stay informed and prepared for the next cyber threat. In this episode, we have a very special guest, Bruce Schneier, an internationally renowned security technologist, known as a “security guru” by The Economist. With over a dozen books and hundreds of articles and academic papers under his belt, Bruce is a true legend in the information security field. He’s also the author of the latest book, “A Hacker’s Mind,” where he takes hacking out of the world of computing and uses it to analyze the systems that underpin our society. During our conversation, Bruce provides us with valuable insights on the current state of cybersecurity. He discusses the impact of coordinated takedowns by federal forces on ransomware actors, and how less payment transactions on the blockchain related to ransomware actors is a promising sign. He also highlights an emerging threat, Black Lotus, and shares his thoughts on how artificial intelligence thinking like a hacker could be catastrophic. This episode is packed with expert tips and lessons learned. So tune in now to Cyber Security America and join the conversation…

Audio: Is This a Hack? Theme Park Rides. Bruce Schneier, Author of “A Hacker’s Mind”

  • Cybercrime Magazine
  • March 7, 2023

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What is hacking? We asked Bruce Schneier, New York Times best-selling author of A Hacker’s Mind, which answers the question. In this episode, we cover a viral story from the New York Post, in which two parents “take matters into [their] own hands,” for their son, who is too short for several theme park rides, by crafting a special pair of shoes that made him taller.

Audio: Sociotechnical Exploitation with Bruce Schneier

  • BarCode
  • March 3, 2023

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The Sociotechnical Theory is an organizational theory that emphasizes the importance of both social and technical factors in designing and managing systems. Sociotechnical systems are deeply embedded within society and prone to “hacking,” a term meaning to subvert a systematic rules in unintended way.  In his most recent book, A Hacker’s Mind, Bruce Schneier takes hacking beyond computer systems and uses it to analyze the systems that underpin our society.

He stops by and we define the true definition of hacking, who has the edge in the endless arms race, revealing who the world’s best hackers are, how AI will impact the future of hacking, and the truth about AI democratization…

Audio: A Hacker’s Mind. New Book. Bruce Schneier, Security Technologist and Cryptographer.

  • Cybercrime Magazine
  • March 2, 2023

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Bruce Schneier is a public-interest technologist, working at the intersection of security, technology, and people. He is the New York Times best-selling author of the book, “Data and Goliath,” and author of the new book, “A Hacker’s Mind: How the Powerful Bend Society’s Rules, and How to Bend Them Back.” In this episode, Schneier joins host Steve Morgan to discuss his new book, deep dive into a few chapters, and more.

Audio: Inside the “Hacker” Culture of the Rich and Powerful

  • Marketplace
  • February 28, 2023

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When you picture a hacker, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?

For most, the word elicits images of a person in a dark hoodie in a darker room hunched over a computer furiously typing lines of code. However, when it comes to our wider culture of hacking, it’s often the most wealthy and powerful people who “hack” societal rules.

That interpretation of hacking is the focus of the new book, “A Hacker’s Mind: How the Rich and Powerful Bend Society’s Rules, and How to Bend Them Back” by technologist and “security guru” Bruce Schneier. He spoke with Marketplace’s David Brancaccio about how things like tax loopholes exemplify how some powerful people subvert the rules…

Audio: “Hacker’s Mind” Meets Lawyer’s Mind

Interviewing Bruce Schneier in episode 444 of the Cyberlaw Podcast

  • Cyberlaw Podcast
  • February 24, 2023

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This bonus episode offers an interview of Bruce Schneier, the prolific security guru, about his latest book, A Hacker’s Mind: How the Powerful Bend Society’s Rules, and How to Bend Them Back. As usual with Bruce’s books, it is a good read, technically up to date and approachable. Much of the book, and of the interview, explores Bruce’s view that hacking—subverting the intent of a system of rules without actually breaking the rules—has much in common with lawyering. Finding ways to subvert a Microsoft program, Bruce argues, is not much different from exploiting loopholes in airline mileage programs or finding ways to count cards at a casino without letting the casino know what you’re doing. And those exploits are not really so different from what lawyers do when they hunt for unexpected tax loopholes to shelter income. The analogy only goes so far, as Bruce admits. It is often hard to actually define the “intent” that is being subverted, or to draw a line between subversion within the rules and just plain rule-breaking. And hacking, for all its underdog-beats-The-Man romance, is just a tool, available to everyone, including The Man. The world’s best computer hackers mostly work for governments or corporations these days, and the same is true for the world’s best legal hackers…

Audio: How Hacking Benefits the Rich and Powerful With Bruce Schneier

  • Executive Security
  • February 13, 2023

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Hacking itself isn’t good or bad, but the intent behind it is. In his new book, internationally renowned security technologist Bruce Schneier takes hacking out of the world of computing and uses it to analyze the systems that underpin our society. He and Gene talk about this fascinating concept, how it’s central to our society, and how it can be checked. Bruce also offers his advice for those thinking about entering the cybersecurity industry. This is a not-to-be-missed episode from one of the most important voices in cybersecurity today…

A Hacker’s Mind—How the Elites Exploit the System

  • Becky Hogge
  • Financial Times
  • February 10, 2023

What does the computer world have to teach us about designing for resilience in other domains? Quite a lot, argues Bruce Schneier, in a new book that sees the security expert turn his gaze to the increasingly vulnerable financial, legal and political systems that underpin society.

“When most people look at a system, they focus on how it works,” writes Schneier, whose popular books and practical expertise have earned him a stellar reputation in the computer security field. “When security technologists look at the same system, they can’t help but focus on how it can be made to fail.”…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.