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Audio: Securing the World-Sized Web

Bruce Schneier on How IoT Changes Everything in Security

  • Geetha Nandikotkur
  • InfoRisk Today
  • July 22, 2016

Bruce Schneier, CTO at the security firm Resilient Systems, is busy examining how IoT – the name given to the computerization of everything in our lives – is changing the security world.

From sensors that collect data about our environment to databases in the cloud to analytics that help us make use of data, the Internet of Things is capable of changing our physical world.

“We’re building an internet that senses, thinks and acts, but doesn’t have a body, and that is the textbook definition of a robot,” Schneier says. “What I want to propose is that we’re building a world-sized robot, and we don’t even realize it. While this change has its merits in bringing about enormous changes in social, economic and political environments, this is only going to increase security vulnerabilities,” he says…

Audio: Schneier on Security Resilience

Insights from Security Leader at GISEC Event in Dubai

  • Geetha Nandikotkur
  • InfoRisk Today
  • April 29, 2015

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In developing markets such as Asia and the Middle East, how can security practitioners best prepare themselves to tackle the rapidly-changing threat landscape? Resilience is the key, says security leader Bruce Schneier.

The way to think about security is a combination of protection, detection and response, says Schneier, a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at the Harvard Law School, USA. While there is a lot of prevention and detection technology, response is the missing piece, he says. The more you can look at response, the more effective you will be…

Incident Response: Beyond the Breach

Bruce Schneier on Expanding the Use of Automated Tools

  • Eric Chabrow
  • InfoRisk Today
  • August 8, 2014

When the organizers of the just-concluded Black Hat USA conference wanted to explore incident response, they turned to Bruce Schneier, the cryptographer, author, blogger and cybersecurity expert, to make a presentation. Until recently, however, Schneier’s name wouldn’t be on most people’s list of incident response experts.

Schneier’s reputation, after all, was built on his keen observations of the influence of IT security on society and vice versa, as well as bringing to light the previously unknown, such as the National Security Agency’s tampering with cryptography guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (see …

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.