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  • Sobha Menon
  • The Economic Times
  • March 18, 2007

By now, Bruce Schneier is reconciled to the fact that most people will always be interested in him first and foremost because he’s been mentioned in Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. Sceptical, aren’t you, about the ‘reconciled’ bit? Schneier’s own achievements are no less striking actually. Or else, why would he be in the best-seller for that matter.

Founder and chief technology officer of BT Counterpane, which was acquired by BT in 2005, Schneier is a security technologist and cryptographer. BT Counterpane provides managed security services to medium and big enterprises. With data security being one of the chief concerns in the world today and some of the biggest crimes shifting gradually from the real to the virtual world, Schneier is in one of the most hot and happening areas of information technology — and he’s considered a security guru…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.