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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

Listen to the Audio on TheCyberWire.com

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

Listen to the Audio on HBR.org

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

Listen to the Audio on TheRedLinePodcast.com

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…

Bruce Schneier Wants You to Make Software Better

Producing effective code means understanding more than just programming

  • Daniel Dern
  • IEEE Spectrum
  • April 28, 2021

Security technologist Bruce Schneier has a warning: “What you code affects the world now. Gone are the days when programmers could ignore the social context of what they code, when we could say, ‘The users will just figure it all out.’ Today, programs, apps, and algorithms affect society. Facebook’s choices influence democracy. How driverless cars will choose to avoid accidents will affect human lives.”

Schneier should know, because synthesizing and explaining the impact of technology is what he does. “I work at the intersection of security, technology, and people, mostly thinking about security and privacy policy…. I don’t have a single job,” says Schneier. “Instead, I do a portfolio of related things.”…

Video: Data, Surveillance & Internet Security with Bruce Schneier

  • CSINT Conversations
  • March 3, 2021

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The recent Russian hack is just a reminder of the continued importance of internet security and how vulnerable we are as a society to ongoing breaches. Audrey Kurth Cronin, Director of American University’s Center for Security, Innovation and New Technology (CSINT), had an in-depth discussion with internationally renowned security technologist, Bruce Schneier as a part of the CSINT Conversations series. Schneier is a public-interest technologist, fellow and lecturer at Harvard’s Kennedy School, a board member of EFF, and the Chief of Security Architecture at Inrupt, Inc. Together they discussed the topics of data, surveillance, and internet security, including the recent government hack. Professor Cronin also fielded questions submitted by our attendees during this live session…

Video: Artificial Intelligence in Politics

  • Unpublished Cafe
  • February 19, 2021

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Artificial intelligence. The emergence of the technology which allows machines to perform tasks that usually require human intelligence.

What could go wrong?

Many of us were twigged to the notion of artificial intelligence with the investigation into Cambridge Analytica and it’s impact on the election. While artificial intelligence will soon give us self driving vehicles, there is a growing skepticism of applying it in the political realm or public policy making. Politicians consistently rank near the bottom of the list when it comes to being respected. What if A.I could improve on that?…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.