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Tales from the Cryptographer

  • Ken Picard
  • Dig
  • June 6, 2006

Security guru Bruce Schneier busts the myths of post-9/11 safety measures

Bruce Schneier has little patience for pointless security measures. As an internationally acclaimed cryptographer and security expert who travels extensively for work, he encounters them every day. Most airline passengers probably have wondered whether taking off their shoes for airport screeners accomplishes anything. Schneier not only understands why it doesn’t, he can explain why it actually make us less secure. As he puts it, “If we’re relying on airport screeners to prevent terrorism, it’s already too late. After all, we can’t keep weapons out of prisons. How can we ever hope to keep them out of airports?”…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.