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These Two Books Explain How to Fix Our Broken Security Industry
Organizations spend billions each year on security, but much of that spend is on the wrong things. These books will point you in the right direction.
Bruce Schneier’s Click Here to Kill Everybody
Bruce has been looking at the problems and solutions for decades. Across his career, he tends to focus on the very basic, underlying, foundational issues such as human biology or the larger, strategic issues around how countries and their governments should try to fix the problems. His latest book, Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World, focuses mostly on the latter. It’s his ultimate capstone book from decades of looking at the problems, analyzing how governments are trying to improve things, and what it would take to really get progress…
Bruce Schneier's Click Here to Kill Everybody Reveals the Looming Cybersecurity Crisis
The US government and Silicon Valley have designed and created an insecure world to maximize political control and corporate profit, but in the cyberphysical world we now live in, where cars, planes, trains and nuclear power plants are connected to the internet, that deliberate insecurity must be reversed—for safety reasons, or people are going to start dying, Bruce Schneier argues in his new book, Click Here to Kill Everybody (W.W. Norton & Company, 2018).
The days of “going online” are over. We now live on the internet. The merger of meatspace and cyberspace is well underway, and today cybersecurity is the security of all the things, including the things that can kill us. This new world demands we rethink the economic and political incentives that have us teetering on the brink of disaster, Schneier believes…
Study Finds That Anti-Crypto Laws Won't Work on an International Stage
A new report shows that anti-crypto laws wouldn't change a thing, as criminals would simply look globally
In response to attempts to put restrictions on encryption technology, a new report surveys 546 encryption products in 54 countries outside the United States, out of 865 hardware and software products total.
The report demonstrates that encryption technology is very international in nature and that it is impossible for local regulations to have any effect on it, said Bruce Schneier, a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University,
“The cat is out of the bag,” he said. “It is an international world. All the research is international and has been for decades. All the conferences are international and have been for decades.”…
Cyberattack Prediction: Hackers Will Target a US Election Next Year
A major cyberattack next year will target a U.S. election, security expert Bruce Schneier predicts.
The attack won’t hit the voting system and may not involve the presidential election, but the temptation for hackers is too great, even in state and local races, said Schneier, a computer security pioneer and longtime commentator.
“There are going to be hacks that affect politics in the United States,” Schneier said. Attackers may break into candidates’ websites, e-mail or social media accounts to uncover material the campaigns don’t want public, he said…
Schneier: Internet Has Delivered a "Golden Age of Surveillance"
“Information is power,” has been true for so long that it has become a cliché.
But the Internet has increased the power to collect, store and analyze information by such an order of magnitude that we are now in what Bruce Schneier called “the golden age of surveillance,” in his keynote address Wednesday morning at SOURCE Boston.
That would be golden for those doing the surveillance, not the subjects of it.
Schneier, author, security guru, blogger and CTO of Co3 Systems, said the expectation that the Internet would mainly empower the powerless—grassroots groups, hackers, minorities and other relatively fringe groups—did come true for a number of years. But governments around the world have now caught up, he said. And they are better prepared to use power than small, disparate groups…
Now why would you do that? I mean really, why would you trust me?
Some of you reading this know me, most of you do not. But even for those who do, I ask the question again, why would you trust me? You read my musings, you see me at events, you know what I do here at CSO, but that’s about it. Hey, I could just be making all this stuff up!
Now I’m not saying that you shouldn’t trust me (I don’t make it up). I am, as it happens, a very trustworthy person, and if you do trust me, then that probably means that you are a very trusting person.
The point I’m making is that we live in a society where trust is very often given without warrant. If you compare that attitude with the one that inspires the hurdles we necessarily put in place to establish electronic or business trust, I think you would agree that we set up very different standards for trusting someone depending on what we’re trusting them with. That’s a risk…
Bruce Schneier: More on the Broad View of Security
Bruce Schneier’s evolution of interests is well documented, moving from encryption to broader and broader perspectives on security. (Hence his recent appearance on 60 Minutes, commenting on TSA’s airport screening procedures.) To bring wider perspectives to bear on security issues, Schneier (Chief Security Technology Officer at BT) held in 2008 the first Workshop in Security and Human Behavior, with participants from a broad swath of disciplines including economics, psychology and more. Schneier spoke with CSOonline about his multidisciplinary view of the field and plans for 2009…
Bruce Schneier Q&A: The Endless Broadening of Security
For Bruce Schneier, the security discipline still evolves and expands. Now he's the one trying to expand it.
In September 2003, CSO published a groundbreaking interview with security guru Bruce Schneier. At the time, Schneier was evolving from cryptographer to general security thinker. An emerging generation of Internet criminals and the new realities of a post-9/11 world were fueling his ideas beyond information security to the broader realm where technology and the physical world interacted. He was beginning to see security as a social science. “Real security means making hard choices,” Schneier said at the time. It’s one of his favorite interviews, and one of ours, too…
Bruce Schneier: The Evolution of a Cryptographer
For a while, it seemed as if Bruce Schneier himself was encrypted. No one could decipher his whereabouts for an interview with CSO. This was unusual because Schneier, founder and CTO of Counterpane Internet Security, is usually aggressively available to the press. Plus, he has a new book to promote—Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World—a decidedly iconoclastic and non-IT view of security. But the book also challenges physical security practitioners to learn a thing or two from the infosecurity ranks: to think in terms of systems…
Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.