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.
"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
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.
Bruce Schneier spoke with Defence24 about cybersecurity. The questions are in Polish and answers in English.
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.
"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.
Ben's Book of the Month: Review of "Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World"
Perhaps the most meaningless term in information security is though leader. I know what it is supposed to mean, but many people who consider themselves information security thought leaders are anything but that. Nonetheless, if there is anyone who is a thought leader in the true sense of the term, it's Bruce Schneier. Schneier has written on near every aspect of information security.
Policy-makers must get to grips with "the internet of things." I'm recommending this book to them
Oh no! Another book with a terrifying, it's-the-end-of-the-world title. They're in vogue at the moment. Sadly, for us mere mortals, Click Here to Kill Everybody is by Bruce Schneier, who is one of the world's top cyber-security experts, and not someone given to exaggeration.
In the second episode of The NULLCON Podcast, internationally renowned security technologist, Bruce Schneier talked about his latest book Click Here to Kill Everybody, the risk and future of post-quantum cryptography, and his views on governments asking for backdoors.
"I worry about the monopolies that are engaged in surveillance capitalism."—Bruce Schneier, Security Technologist
Matt Ward interviewed Bruce Schneier on the podcast The Disruptors.
Photo of Bruce Schneier by Per Ervland.
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