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Summit 2019: Cybersecurity and Public Interest Tech with Bruce Schneier

  • Code for America
  • April 24, 2019

Code for America Summit is just around the corner, and in the coming weeks we'll be giving you a preview of our lineup of inspiring speakers. These are leaders in tech and government who not only share our vision for a radically improved future for government services, but show what works and imagine what's possible. Want to hear more? It's not too late to get your tickets!

Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist who has testified before Congress and served on several government committees.

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Audio: Is Online Convenience Worth the Trade-Off for Less Cybersecurity?

  • BYU Radio
  • April 15, 2019

Marcus Smith interviewed Bruce Schneier on BYU Radio's "Constant Wonder."

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  • 李玟儀
  • Business Weekly
  • April 10, 2019
在訪問被CNN譽為「全球最頂尖的密碼學家」布魯斯.施奈爾(Bruce Schneier)之前,我們很容易開始聯想各種神秘形象。畢竟,密碼這個關鍵字,總出現在情報、特務與駭客電影中,連電影《不可能的任務:鬼影行動》扯到核彈交易案時,也會有密碼學家的戲分。

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Audio: Collective Intelligence Podcast, Bruce Schneier on Public-Interest Tech

  • Flashpoint
  • April 1, 2019

Given the measure by which technology invades every aspect of our lives, the need to have technologists involved in crucial public-interest conversations is growing exponentially.

But that isn’t happening today at any kind of significant scale, and leaders such as Bruce Schneier are trying to change that.

Schneier, a cryptography pioneer, fellow, and lecturer at Harvard’s Kennedy Business School, has taken up the cause of public-interest technology and is trying to bring awareness to the current state of affairs, and how not only security professionals but technologists in all fields can make a difference.

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In this episode of the Collective Intelligence Podcast, Schneier discusses how technologists can—and should feel an obligation to—make a difference.

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Q&A: Crypto-Guru Bruce Schneier on Teaching Tech to Lawmakers, Plus Privacy Failures—and a Call to Techies to Act

  • Iain Thomson
  • The Register
  • March 15, 2019

Politicians are, by and large, clueless about technology, and it's going to be up to engineers and other techies to rectify that, even if it means turning down big pay packets for a while.

This was the message computer security guru Bruce Schneier gave at last week's RSA Conference in San Francisco, during a keynote address, and it appeared to strike a chord with listeners. Schneier pointed out that, for lawyers, doing pro bono work was expected and a route to career success. The same could be true for the technology industry, he opined.

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Audio: Security Concerns Rise As More Household Items Join The Internet World

  • Natalie Guyette
  • Wisconsin Public Radio
  • January 29, 2019

Companies are making it easier than ever for consumers to flood their homes with internet-capable appliances and electronics—maybe too easy. We hear from a security technologist who explains why he believes we need more regulation and more government oversight when it comes to internet security and our future network of smart-equipped items.

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Audio: The Existential Threat of Hyper-Connecting the World

  • Decentralize This!
  • January 29, 2019
"It's not really about our data and our privacy—that's the old world. The old world was somebody hacked my spreadsheet and got my data. The new world is someone hacked my embedded pacemaker and killed me."
— Bruce Schneier

Hello to the community! We're proud to share the first special episode of Decentralize This!, Enigma's podcast hosted by Tor Bair.

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Audio: Data Privacy Day Episode of "Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons"

  • Carey Parker
  • Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons
  • January 28, 2019

We’re celebrating international Data Privacy Day along with the 100th episode of Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons! And what a show we have! My guest today is none other than Bruce Schneier: internationally renowned security technologist and author of 14 books, including the best-seller Click Here to Kill Everybody! Bruce and I discuss the current state of data privacy and what it’s going to take to rein in the corporations that are buying and selling our data with abandon.

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Video: The Missing Piece in Cybersecurity is Government

  • Defence24
  • January 25, 2019

Bruce Schneier spoke with Defence24 about cybersecurity. The questions are in Polish and answers in English.

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The Security Book Everyone in Government Must Read in 2019

  • Luke Fretwell
  • GovFresh
  • December 23, 2018

If we're ever going to get security right, technologists must embrace the need for policy and government leaders must do the same with technology, which is why Bruce Schneier's Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World is the 2019 must-read book for every government leader, elected and administrative.

Specific security prescriptions range from standards and principles to the creation of a new federal agency, a National Cyber Office, that would advise and hold other agencies accountable, but also manage government-wide security efforts, such as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

Click Here to Kill Everybody is accessible to anyone who wants to learn about the problems and potential solutions of our increasingly Internet connected world, without feeling overwhelmed by the nuances and technological details that leave most people paralyzed with confusion.

Key excerpts:

"The admittedly clickbait title of this book refers to the still-science-fictional scenarios of a world so interconnected, with computers and networks so deeply embedded in our most important technical infrastructures, that someone could potentially destroy civilization with a few moue clicks.

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Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.

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