IFSEC 40: The Most Influential People in Security & Fire
9. Bruce Schneier, BT Managed Security Solutions
"Bruce Schneier instantly knows the amount of Jelly Beans in a jar" — this is one of many "facts" about the security technologist and author from the website schneierfacts.com, an Internet meme dedicated to him.
And there's a reason his fans attach his face to the body of Chuck Norris: He is killing it in the world of online security.
He founded the company that became BT Managed Security Solutions of which he remains chief security technology officer.
He has authored a number of books, including Applied Cryptography, the 1996 bestseller that was described by Wired as, "The book the National Security Agency wanted never to be published."
He writes a blog, Schneier on Security, with a readership of over 250,000 people, and regularly writes columns for newspapers, including The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Washington Post.