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Video: Who’s Controlling the Internet?

  • Project Save the World
  • October 28, 2021

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Bruce Schneier teaches cyber security policy at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard. He points out that in cyber crime, offence is far easier than defence. Too often, victims of phishing are blamed, whereas legal reforms are needed that will hold manufacturers responsible for defects in their software. The public’s vulnerability is increasing, especially with the rise of the Internet of Things, for many of the computer-controlled gadgets we own cannot even be repaired. Before we can use a new product, we generally have to click (without reading) a long statement that exempts the producer for any liability for its failings. Countries differ in their regulations, and it is unlikely that Russia, China, or even the US will agree to any international norms that restrict the advantages they may possess seek to acquire. It is legal for Facebook or any other privately-owned platform to refuse to advertise, even if this seriously limits freedom of speech about political and social issues. No one can predict how serious the threats may be for the future development of Artificial Intelligence, but Schneier takes the matter seriously and respects those who are working to limit the potential damage…

Audio: Click Here To Kill Everybody

  • Brian Klaas
  • Power Corrupts
  • September 7, 2021

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In early 2021, hackers infiltrated the software that controlled the city’s water supply in Oldsmar, Florida. Through dumb luck, they caught the intrusion shortly after the hacker tried to poison the city’s water.

This hack was part of a growing array of attacks against the Internet of Things, objects that used to operate offline but are now connected to the internet—and therefore vulnerable to hacking. From Wi-Fi enabled tea kettles to cars that can be taken over remotely to knocking power out for entire countries using smart thermostats, the risks are everywhere. We’re just lucky there hasn’t been an Internet of Things attack that has been on the scale of 9/11 or Hiroshima—yet…

Bruce Schneier: We Are Asking the Wrong Cybersecurity Questions

  • Stefan Hammond
  • CDO Trends
  • August 23, 2021

Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a “security guru” by The Economist. He is the author of over one dozen books — including his latest, “We Have Root— as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter “Crypto-Gram” and his blog “Schneier on Security” are read by over 250,000 people. He has testified before Congress, is a frequent guest on television and radio, has served on several government committees, and is regularly quoted in the press.

Schneier is a fellow at the …

Audio: Secure Ventures Podcast

  • Secure Ventures with Kyle McNulty
  • July 27, 2021

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Bruce Schneier appeared on the podcast Secure Ventures with Kyle McNulty.

Audio: Going Meta: A Conversation and AMA with Bruce Schneier

  • 8th Layer Insights
  • July 20, 2021

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In this episode, Perry Carpenter interviews cybersecurity guru Bruce Schneier. Perry and Bruce explore how cybersecurity is about so much more than technology — It’s about people, so we benefit by taking a multidisciplinary approach.

In preparing for this interview, Perry solicited his LinkedIn network to see what questions people had for Bruce. This is a wide ranging conversation covering everything from Bruce’s thoughts on cybersecurity’s “first principles” to the impact that the pandemic had on society to need for regulation to help raise the overall standards for security and privacy…

Audio: The Coming AI Hackers. How Will They Put Society At Risk?

  • Cybercrime Magazine
  • June 15, 2021

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Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, author, fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and a lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. In this episode, he joins host Hillarie McClure to discuss his latest research and paper “The Coming AI Hackers.”

Audio: The Coming AI Hackers

  • Exponential View
  • June 9, 2021

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AI hackers are coming, and it’s not just our computer networks at risk – our laws and regulations are also vulnerable. Bruce Schneier, internationally renowned security technologist and fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, joins Azeem Azhar to explore how humans have always exploited loopholes in rule-based systems, and how that will change as AIs become more powerful.

They also discuss:

  • Why making AI systems easier to monitor and regulate also makes them less powerful.
  • Why we need mechanisms for agile policy response when legislation and regulation get hacked…

Audio: The Next Phase in Cyber Warfare

  • The Red Line
  • May 16, 2021

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With each major technological leap forward in warfare the rules of war also change. Today’s challenge is Cyber Warfare, which has completely thrown out the conventional concept of the first strike. With tens of thousands of attacks occurring each day from all of the major players, we look at the landscape of cyber warfare and ask whether any nation can truly be prepared to defend itself.

Part 4: Free For All (1:01:12)

  • Bruce Schneier looks at the difference between cyberattacks and cyber warfare – the former we see every day, the latter we have not yet really seen…

When AI Becomes the Hacker

Bruce Schneier explores the potential dangers of artificial intelligence (AI) systems gone rogue in society.

  • Kelly Jackson Higgins
  • Dark Reading
  • May 13, 2021

For the past couple of years, renowned technologist and researcher Bruce Schneier has been researching how societal systems can be hacked, specifically the rules of financial markets, laws, and the tax code. That led him to his latest examination of the potential unintended consequences of artificial intelligence on society: how AI systems themselves, which he refers to as “AIs,” could evolve such that they automatically – and inadvertently – actually abuse societal systems.

“It’s AIs as the hacker,” he says, rather than hackers hacking AI systems…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.