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Wanted: "Public-Interest Technologists" to Inform Raging Debates on Cybersecurity Policy

  • Charlie Mitchell
  • Inside Cybersecurity
  • August 12, 2019

LAS VEGAS. Technologists are the missing voice in cyber policy debates on issues ranging from encryption to supply-chain security, says Bruce Schneier of Harvard Law’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, who made several presentations here calling for development of a robust “public- interest technologist” community to help shape laws and rules for this technology century.

As an example, he pointed to a “25-year debate on ‘going dark,’” or whether government should be able to access encrypted communications, and said, “It’s a scare term. We’ll never get the policy right if the policy makers get the technology wrong.”…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.