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.

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Photo of Bruce Schneier by Per Ervland.

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