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Black Hat Q&A: Bruce Schneier Calls For Public-Interest Technologists

  • Alex Wawro
  • Dark Reading
  • May 20, 2019

Veteran security researcher, cryptographer, and author Bruce Schneier is one of the many cybersecurity experts who will be speaking at Black Hat USA in Las Vegas this August.

He’s presenting Information Security in the Public Interest, a 50-minute Briefing about why it’s so important for public policy discussions to include technologists with practical understanding of how today’s tech can be used and abused.

Schneier has become a vocal advocate for more public-minded technologists, noting in a recent interview with Dark Reading that “in a major law firm, you are expected to do some percentage of pro bono work. I’d love to have the same thing happen in technology.”…

Security Experts Call For Regulation On IoT Cybersecurity

During a House Committee hearing today, Bruce Schneier also asks for the establishment of a new government agency devoted to cybersecurity.

  • Sara Peters
  • Dark Reading
  • November 17, 2016

Security experts asked lawmakers for more action, today, during a Congressional hearing on IoT security. On their wishlist: consequences to manufacturers for delivering insecure products, a federally funded independent lab for pre-market cybersecurity testing, and an entirely new federal agency devoted to cybersecurity.

The hearing, “Understanding the Role of Connected Devices in Recent Attacks,” was held by the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce, with expert witnesses Dale Drew, senior vice president and chief security officer of Level 3 Communications; Dr. Kevin Fu, CEO of Virta Labs and associated professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan; and Bruce Schneier, fellow of the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University…

Bruce Schneier Departs BT For Startup Co3 Systems

Schneier says new gig at incident response management vendor a natural progression for him

  • Kelly Jackson Higgins
  • Dark Reading
  • January 6, 2014

Other articles about Bruce Schneier’s new position with Co3 Systems appeared in InfoSecurity Magazine, SearchSecurity, TechWeekEurope, The Inquirer, ZDNet, Help Net Security, Security Week, The Register, SecurityCurrent, Boston Business Journal, Network World, and Threatpost.

Famed security expert Bruce Schneier has left BT and is now CTO of incident response (IR) management startup Co3 Systems.

Schneier, who previously had served on Co3 Systems’ advisory board and has helped shape the look and feel of the software-as-a-service firm’s architecture, says the time had come for him to make a change and leave BT. He had been the security futurologist for BT since it purchased his network monitoring services firm Counterpane Internet Security in October 2006…

Schneier: Make Wide-Scale Surveillance Too Expensive

Lessons from NSA revelations hit at heart of the "fundamental issue of the information age," says Bruce Schneier

  • Ericka Chickowski
  • Dark Reading
  • November 6, 2013

Other articles about the IETF plenary session appeared in MIT Technology Review, Intellectual Property Watch, and The Economist, and Help Net Security.

As custodians of the Internet mull over the lessons that revelations about National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance offer about the insecurity of the Internet’s infrastructure, architects must find ways to make wholesale spying more expensive. So said noted cryptographer and security evangelist Bruce Schneier in a talk today about Internet hardening at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) plenary session…

Schneier: In Touch With Security's Sensitive Side

  • Kelly Jackson Higgins
  • Dark Reading
  • February 1, 2007

This article was linked from Slashdot.

Cryptologist and now, psychologist: Renowned security expert Bruce Schneier once again is turning security on its head — literally. Schneier will share his latest research and insight at the RSA conference next week on the interplay between psychology and security. (See Schneier On Schneier.)

Schneier says the goal of his talk at RSA is not to discuss security technologies or tactics, but to explain how people think, and feel, about security. “A lot of the time at RSA, we are just puzzled why people don’t secure their computers, and why they behave irrationally. Psychology has a way of explaining this,” he says. “If we in the [security] industry expect to build products, we need to understand our customers.”…

Schneier on Schneier

  • Kelly Jackson Higgins
  • Dark Reading
  • January 9, 2007

He’s eaten guinea pig in Peru, whale in Japan, and tried insects in Australia. But security guru — and part-time restaurant critic — Bruce Schneier mostly steers clear of chain restaurants, which he finds oppressively uniform.

When he’s not sampling exotic cuisine, Schneier is best known as the developer of the Blowfish and Twofish encryption algorithms and as the bestselling author of Applied Cryptography, which has been called the bible for hackers. He’s written other books that examine security and society, and he is a renowned security speaker, blogger, and columnist, as well as a popular media talking head who offers unique views on everything from encryption to post-9/11 security overkill…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.