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Information is our Only Security Weapon: Bruce Schneier at Linux.conf.au

  • Sarah Stokely
  • CRN Australia
  • January 31, 2008

Computer security expert Bruce Schneier took a swipe at a number of sacred cows of security including RFID tags, national ID cards and public CCTV security cameras in his keynote address to Linux.conf.au this morning.

These technologies were all examples of security products tailored to provide the perception of security rather than tackling actual security risks, he said.

“Camera companies are pushing it, but all the actual data points the other way,” Schneier said. “RFID is another one — the industry pushing it is very much distorting facts.”…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.