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Global Cyber Cop Hits Town, Says Hacking Is Passe

  • Narayanan Madhavan
  • Hindustan Times
  • March 12, 2007

Bearded, wiry, with his eyes sparkling as he unfurls accurate sound bites, Bruce Schneier hardly looks like the master geek that he is. But his claim to fame is precisely that: Schneier has breathed passion, detail and a touch of evangelism to the business of computer network security, a dull topic even for those who need it badly.

The global cyber cop is the chief technical officer of BT Counterpane, the British telecom company’s subsidiary that adds security layers and network patrolling to its business of building and managing computer networks. Schneier, who landed in Delhi to promote cyber security services targeting IT companies and call centers, believes hacking by cocky young men seeking short-term fame has given way to more methodical and dangerous cyber crime gangs that need checking…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.